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Adele on how boyfriend Rich Paul helps her step out of comfort zone: See their relationship timeline

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Adele gave a glimpse into how partner Rich Paul encourages her to step out of her comfort zone.

During a July episode of BBC Sounds' "Desert Island Discs," the singer shared a sound piece of advice she gets from Paul that makes her step out of her element. Adele opened up to host Lauren Laverne on the times the "Easy On Me" singer has retreated away from the spotlight in order to control what the public knows and doesn't know about her.

But it caused her to hold back when it came to the little things in life.

"I think now that the relationship that I'm in, he's like, 'If you want to go to that restaurant, you should go and try the food at that restaurant, and if you want to go to this birthday party, then you should be going. You can't miss out on these things, what's the worst that could happen?' " Adele says Paul advised her.

July 2, 2022 : Adele performs on stage as American Express present BST Hyde Park in Hyde Park in London, England.
July 2, 2022 : Adele performs on stage as American Express present BST Hyde Park in Hyde Park in London, England.

Adele, 34, confirmed her relationship with Paul in an interview with Vogue in October, following months of speculation. "I just love being around him," she said of Paul at the time. "I just love it."

Adele was previously married to Simon Koneckico-founder of Life Water, an eco-friendly brand of bottled water, from 2018-2019. The two share 9-year-old son Angelo. Paul has never been married, according to a profile published by the New Yorker, but he has three kids.

Here's a look at the couple's whirlwind relationship timeline:

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June 2022: Adele, Rich Paul double dates with Lebron James and wife

In June, Adele and boyfriend Rich Paul were living it up as lovebirds, going on a star-studded double date with NBA legend Lebron James and wife Savannah James.

The British singer and the 40-year-old sports agent attended the wedding of basketball player Kevin Love and model Kate Bock alongside Lebron and his wife.

Lebron posted a glamorous shot of the stylish couples, all dressed in black. "Iconic," Lebron captioned the photo.

May 2022: Adele shares gushy social media shoutout

Adele posted a series of photos of the couple on Instagram on May 11, including a photo of her and Paul goofing around in a fast-food restaurant and one of the couple sharing a kiss.

"Time flies," Adele captioned the post.

May 2021: Paul says he's been 'hanging out' with a pop star

Paul told the New Yorker in May he's "not dating" and "single." But journalist Isaac Chotiner noted that the sports agent did let it slip during their interview that he had been "hanging out" with a major pop star.

July 2021: First public appearance together

Adele and Paul were first spotted together during Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks in Phoenix on July 17.

Adele and Rich Paul attend Game Five of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on July 17, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Adele and Rich Paul attend Game Five of the NBA Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Center on July 17, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.

She later explained during her Vogue cover story in October that she "didn’t mean to go public" with their relationship. "I just wanted to go to the game," she said.

Although they didn't publicly confirm their status at the time, Adele said she and Paul did know that being seen together publicly would spark dating rumors: "He was like, 'What are people going to say?' And I was like, 'That you signed me. As an athlete. You're my agent.' And he was like, 'Okay, cool.' "

September 2021: Adele goes Instagram official

Adele went Instagram official with Paul on Sept. 19. She shared a black-and-white photo booth image of herself and Paul snuggled up at Anthony Davis' wedding.

She captioned the series of photos with a heart.

October 2021: Adele officially confirms relationship

When opening up about her relationship with Paul, Adele said they first met years ago at a party after his dance moves caught her eye: "I was a bit drunk. I said: 'Do you want to sign me? I’m an athlete now.' He was dancing. All the other guys were just sitting around. He was just dancing away."

The "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" singer said they remained friends for a while. Then "Rich just incredibly arrived" in her life before her dad died in May.

Singer Adele and Rich Paul attend a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Singer Adele and Rich Paul attend a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

"He was always there, I just didn’t see him," she told Vogue. "I don’t feel anxious or nervous or frazzled. It’s quite the opposite. It’s wild."

Adele added that Paul is "just so (expletive) funny."

October 2021: Adele and Paul take their love courtside

The couple's love was on full display at the Los Angeles Lakers season opener against the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 2021, where Adele sat courtside with Paul. Paul is the founder of Klutch Sports Group, which represents Lebron James and a number of prominent NBA stars.

(Left) Adele and Rich Paul (center) attend an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 2021.
(Left) Adele and Rich Paul (center) attend an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 2021.

Basketball games seem to be the preferred date night for the couple: The pair were first spotted together in July 2021 during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Phoenix, Arizona.

However, all eyes were on Adele's courtside style. The singer wore a chic, head-to-toe, chocolate-brown leather ensemble from Altuzarra. The "Easy On Me" singer paired the look with a matching Louis Vuitton coat and heels.

Contributing: Edward Segarra, Pamela Avila

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Adele on how Rich Paul challenges her: See their relationship timeline