Spending money is fun until you get hit with a pricey lawsuit, which is what Adele's boyfriend, Rich Paul, learned following his last date with the Grammy winner.
The NBA super-agent was spotted wining and dining the Rolling In The Deep singer during a romantic meal at a ritzy Los Angeles restaurant on Monday, only hours before being slapped with a lawsuit by NBA star Nerlens Noel over $58 million in lost wages.
Adele, 33, and Paul, 39, were photographed exiting the popular coastal European eatery Olivetta in West Hollywood. This outing marks the second time we've seen them together in only a few short days.
The songbird got all dressed up for their date for two, wearing all black. She accessorized her evening look with oversized gold hoops.
Paul — who happens to be L.A. Lakers frontman LeBron James' manager — kept it casual in jeans, a denim button-up, and Nike sneakers.
He proved to be the ultimate gentleman when he opened Adele's door instead of allowing the valet to do it.
Adele hopped in Paul's expensive Range Rover before the couple drove off in the night. This is the opposite move she made last week when she left her boyfriend at a high-priced hotel.
The fine dining establishment isn't cheap. Their ribeye sells for nearly $100 per steak, with a standard martini costing up to $20.
Paul wasn't sweating the bill because he was most likely unaware of what was to come.
As Radar reported, the sports agent and his firm, Klutch, are being sued by Noel, who happens to be Paul's former client.
New York Knicks center is alleging negligent treatment. He claims Paul cost him more than $58 million in lost wages.
In the lawsuit, Noel alleges Paul talked him out of a $70 million, four-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks in 2017 and that he was made to believe a bigger deal would be on the horizon.
"Paul began to lose interest in Noel as a client,” the documents state. Noel alleges he was ignored by his manager and mislead by officials in the firm.
Paul and his firm parted ways with Noel in December. But according to Adele's boyfriend and his firm, Noel's the one that owes them money.
ESPN reports that Klutch filed a grievance with the NBA Players Association, claiming Noel owes the company $200,000 over a one-year contract with the Knicks, which he signed in 2020.