Adele is sending fans love from her new lover!
The singer, 33, appeared to confirm that she and boyfriend Rich Paul are still going strong, despite rumors to the contrary, with a brief — but pointed — message from him in an Instagram caption she shared on Tuesday.
“Hiya, so I’m really happy to say that I am performing at the Brits next week!!” she wrote beside a smiling photo of herself. “Oh, and Rich sends his love ♥️.”
Adele also noted that she’d be making an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, a popular British comedy chat show.
The star’s post seemed to be two-fold in squashing rumors that have popped up in the last few weeks courtesy of tabloid headlines — first that she’d pulled out of the BRIT Awards, and second that there was trouble in paradise with Paul, whom she’s been dating since the spring.
“She is having fun dating Rich. They spend a lot of time together. Adele seems very happy,” the source added.
Then in November, the “Oh My God” singer gushed about her new beau in a TV special with Oprah Winfrey, calling him “hilarious” and “very, very smart.”
“It’s just been very smooth,” she said of their relationship, noting that it was the first time she’s “loved myself and been open to loving and being loved by someone else.”
The 15-time Grammy winner made headlines in recent weeks after she tearfully announced the postponement of her Las Vegas residency Weekends with Adele, which was originally scheduled to run from Jan. 21 to April 16.
In an emotional Instagram video, the star apologized to her fans for the decision to reschedule the concert dates, considering her team has been “up against so much.”
“Hi, listen, I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready,” she said through tears. “We tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID. Half my crew, half my team are down with COVID — they still are.”
She continued, “It’s been impossible to finish the show — and I can’t give you what I have right now. I’m tired. I’m tired. I’m sorry it’s so last minute, we’ve been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out, and we’ve run out of time.”
Adele first announced the residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in November, following the release of her fourth studio album, 30.