Adele got candid about her relationship with Rich Paul during her One Night Only concert special over the weekend.
Adele, 33, opened up to Oprah Winfrey in a sit-down interview about her romance with the sports agent, 39, revealing, “He’s just hilarious. Oh, he’s so funny, he’s hilarious, yeah. And very smart. You know, he’s very, very smart. It’s quite incredible watching him do what he does.”
Of their relationship (which began at the start of this year), Adele loves “the easiness of it. It’s just been very smooth.” She also shared that her relationship with Paul is the first time she’s “loved myself and been open to loving and being loved by someone else.”
“It’s just timing,” the “Easy on Me” singer continued. “But it’d be interesting to see what my reaction is like in general to anything that hurts me now that I feel so secure in myself, and I’m talking outside of romance as well.”
Paul also celebrated the occasion when he posted about his girlfriend for the first time on Instagram, sharing a photo of himself posing with Adele and Winfrey on Instagram. “Spelling Bee Champs with a touch of 🪐 🐐’s ❤️ 💫#HowLuckyCanOneGuyBe,” he wrote.
Adele made her relationship with Paul Instagram official in September after months of speculation surrounding their dating status. The pair met two years ago at a party.
During the concert special, Adele gave a shoutout to one extra special guest: her 9-year-old son Angelo, who she revealed was watching her perform live for the first time at the event. When speaking to Winfrey about her hopes for her child, Adele said she only wants for him to be a “good and happy person.”
Shortly before the special aired on Sunday evening, Adele said on Twitter that she had “never been so nervous in my life.” She also called the Griffith Observatory “the most beautiful venue I’ve ever played.”
It was also the first time my son saw me perform and I’ve never been so nervous in my life!! I hope you like it, tune in tonight at 8:30pmET / 8pm PT on CBS x— Adele (@Adele) November 14, 2021
“Thank you to everyone who made it possible. To Oprah for allowing me to tell my truth lovingly in a safe space,” the singer wrote. “The whole thing was pretty overwhelming, I’ve seen it twice and cried my eyes out both times.” She continued: “Having been on such a rollercoaster the last few years and then the pandemic, it was hard to imagine being on stage singing again ever. So the fact that I got to and also got to sing my new songs, has me feeling a million things at once!”
Having been on such a rollercoaster the last few years and then the pandemic, it was hard to imagine being on stage singing again ever. So the fact that I got to and also got to sing my new songs, has me feeling a million things at once!— Adele (@Adele) November 14, 2021
Adele’s album 30 drops this Friday, November 19.