15-time Grammy winner, Adele got quite candid about her romantic relationship with American sports agent Rich Paul during her One Night Only concert special on Sunday November 14 on CBS.
The 33-year-old mother of one opened up to Oprah Winfrey about her relationship with the sports agent, 39, during the sit-down interview. Adele disclosed that her current relationship is the first time she’s “loved herself and been open to loving and being loved by someone else.”
“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.
“And just the easiness of it. It’s just been very smooth.
“It’s just timing. 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.”
Adele also talked about her split from ex-husband Simon Konecki, revealing that she quit drinking while going through her divorce.
The singer also credited Konecki for his positive influence during their marriage. She added;
“Once I realized I had a lot of work to do on myself, I stopped drinking and I started working out lots and stuff like that to keep me sort of centered.
“I think Simon probably saved my life, to be honest. He came at such a moment, whereas the stability that him and Angelo have given me, no one else would ever have been able to give me, like, especially at the time in my life. I was so young and I just think I got a bit lost in all of it.
“He came in and was stable. The most stable person I’ve ever had in my life up until that point, even now I trust him with my life.”
During the concert special, Adele performed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles for a star-studded audience that included Drake, Selena Gomez, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kris Jenner, Ellen DeGeneres, Gayle King, James Corden, Lizzo, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade, Melissa McCarthy and more.
Adele kicked off the show with the song “Hello,” which she told Winfrey is typically the first song she performs.
“It’d be a bit weird if it was like, halfway through the set, you know?” she said, adding that the song is “the beginning of me trying to find myself, and I hadn’t figured out yet what it was that I had to do for that.
“When I wrote it, it was a real ode to like, little me, older me, all of these things. It’s just a song about like, ‘I’m still here.’ Like, ‘Hi, I’m still here, I still exist in every aspect of my life.'”
She performed new songs from her upcoming album 30, as well as popular favorites from her previous albums, including “When We Were Young,” “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep.”