Adele is already fantasizing about a future with her boyfriend Rich Paul that involves adding a few more children to their family.
The pop star spoke to Elle for the magazine’s U.S. and U.K. September cover story, opening up about her relationship with the sports agent. “I’ve never been in love like this. I’m obsessed with him,” she told the magazine. When asked if she would ever consider getting married again after divorcing her ex Simon Konecki in 2019, she enthused, “Yes, absolutely.” And while she already has one 9-year-old son, Angelo, who she shares with Konecki, Adele added, “I definitely want more kids. I’m a homemaker and I’m a matriarch, and a stable life helps me with my music.” But, for now, giving her son some siblings is something that will have to be put on the back-burner as, she explained, “Right now, all I got in my brain is [my upcoming Las Vegas residency]. I wanna fucking nail it.”
The Grammy winner has made no secret about the fact that she’s had a serious case of baby fever as of late, revealing on the BBC podcast Desert Island Discs last month when asked where she sees herself ten years from now, “I definitely would like a couple more kids. It would be wonderful if we can.” Although, she added, ”If not, I’ve got Angelo. I just want to be happy.” And, back in February, she also told Graham Norton, “It takes me a while to recharge, and I would like to have more children–I only just feel like I’ve caught up with my sleep from nine years ago when I had my son.” During the interview, the late-night host also pointed out that the singer was wearing a large diamond ring on her left ring finger, prompting Norton to ask if she was engaged. But Adele coyly replied, “If I was would I ever tell anyone if I was or wasn’t?”
And it seems Paul is equally excited to be a dad again after initially becoming a father “very young” and raising three small children while attempting to build his business. He told E! News last month that “As a young dad, growing a business, it was pretty tough. But now looking as an older dad, if I was to have more kids, I’m looking forward to being a different dad, a more patient dad.” He added, “You know, I have a daughter that’s a junior in college so I was a very young dad, but now, different age, different time in my life, different position in my life. I’m really looking forward to being an older dad.”
The singer and Paul first sparked dating rumors after they were spotted attending a basketball game together in July 2021. Two months later, they made things Instagram official by posting a black-and-white photo of themselves at the wedding of sports agent Anthony David and model Marlen P. And Adele later explained to Vogue that they’d actually first met at a house party. “He was always there, I just didn’t see him,” she explained. “I was a bit drunk. I said: ‘Do you want to sign me? I’m an athlete now.’ He was dancing. All the other guys were just sitting around. He was just dancing away.”