Heartbreak may be the central theme of many of Adele's songs, but the 34-year-old actress is not hiding her romance with

sports agent Rich Paul. The couple had been friends for some time before going public in July 2021 and buying a mansion in Beverly Hills together this year. 

And she was candid about her love life while starring on Elle magazine's September cover. "I've never been in love like this. I'm obsessed with him," she divulged.

Adele credited Paul for encouraging her to live her life and stop avoiding things because of her fame. After she told him she 

wanted to vacation in Italy but was nervous about the cameras, "He was like, 'Would you let that stop you from going to 

the place you most want to go on vacation?'" she detailed. "He said, 'For a photograph, what's the worst thing that could happen?'" And so the happy couple set off to Porto Cervo, Italy in July for a well-earned getaway.

She also addressed the rumors that the couple is engaged, which spread after the "Hello" singer was spotted with a giant 

diamond on her finger at the Brit Awards. "I'm simply in love!" she apparently sang during the interview. "I'm as happy as I'll ever be. I might as well 

get married." She later clarified, "I'm not engaged. I love high quality jewelry, boy!" She was open about her desire to have more children to join her blended

family with son Angelo, who she shares with ex-husband Simon Konecki, and Paul's three children from a previous relationship. "I'm a housewife and a matriarch," she told Elle, "and a stable life helps me with my music."