Are Adele and Rich Paul engaged?!
That's certainly the message the 33-year-old unmatched vocalist sent when she stepped out onto the 2022 Brit Awards red carpet on Tuesday afternoon wearing a massive diamond ring on her left ring finger.
The singer-songwriter wore a gorgeous custom Giorgio Armani Privé gown for the big event, but it was her sizable new hand jewelry that drew all the attention.
Posing for all the shutterbugs outside London's O2 Arena, the mother of one made sure her left hand was up on her left hip so that the sparkler was front and center.
If she's not engaged, Adele sure seems to be going to extraordinary lengths to disprove reports citing trouble in paradise between her and her 40-year-old sports agent boo, who famously represents Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.
The two have been dating since early 2021 after first meeting two years prior at a party. They made their public debut at Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Finals last July.
Adele's been smitten with her romance since the jump, gushing to Rolling Stone that her relationship with Rich has been the most "incredible, openhearted, and easiest" one she's ever been in.
"I didn't really tell many of my friends at the beginning because I wanted to keep it to myself," she confessed. But over time, the manager won her over, and she felt comfortable introducing him to her 9-year-old son, Angelo, who she shares with her ex-husband, Simon Konecki.
In another interview about the pair's union, Adele told Vogue "Rich just incredibly arrived" and that he had had a positive impact on her well-being.
"I don't feel anxious or nervous or frazzled," she explained, adding, "It's quite the opposite. It's wild."
But speculation that the pair was on rocky terms began to make headlines late last month when the performer abruptly postponed her Weekends With Adele residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada – just one day before her three-month stay was scheduled to begin.
"Adele's been crying and couldn't get through a single full rehearsal for the past month," a source linked to the management team at Caesars previously told Page Six. "Just constantly on the phone with Rich … loudly shouting and sobbing."
"There are rumblings that there are stresses related to Adele's relationship," added Scott Roeben, a Vegas-based reporter for Casino.org.
In an apparent effort to combat the negative narratives, the pop star gave her boyfriend an uncharacteristic shoutout on Instagram.
"Hiya, so I'm really happy to say that I am performing at the Brits next week!!" she captioned a selfie from last Tuesday. "Anddddd I'll also be popping in to see Graham [Norton] for a chat on the couch while I'm in town too! I'm looking forward to it! Oh, and Rich sends his love."
Days later, the couple was photographed leaving celebrity hotspot Mr. Chow following a romantic dinner for two.