Rich Paul Was Linked To Tobey Maguire's Ex Before His Relationship With Adele

Adele may be inching closer to a happily-ever-after with her boyfriend Rich Paul. In February, new rumors swirled about the couple's possible engagement after she was spotted wearing a massive diamond ring during her show in Las Vegas. While the British singer has denied speculation surrounding their relationship, she's been incredibly vocal about her love for Paul and her wish to marry the sports agent in the near future. "I've never been in love like this. I'm obsessed with him," she gushed to Elle in 2022, adding, "I definitely want more kids. I'm a homemaker and I'm a matriarch, and a stable life helps me with my music."

Adele and Paul knew each other for a while before the two started dating in 2021. Per Vogue, they met at a random party a few years back, while the "Easy On Me" singer was still married to her ex-husband, Simon Konecki. After months of quietly dating, she and Paul made their public debut at the NBA Finals in July 2021, surprising fans. "I didn't mean to go public with it. I just wanted to go to the game," Adele explained. "I just love being around him. I just love it." 

It may have been Paul's first high-profile relationship, but the sports agent wasn't exactly new to dating in the public eye. Before Adele, Paul had been linked to Tobey Maguire's ex-wife, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, and things reportedly got serious between them pretty fast.

Rich Paul and Jennifer Meyer were 'super in love'

Rich Paul and Jennifer Meyer were first linked in 2018, several years after her separation from Tobey Maguire. The pair sparked dating rumors after being photographed leaving an Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills in January 2019. At the time, sources told Us Weekly the two had been dating for months and were "super in love." "Jen has never been happier. They are six months in and it's on," one source said. "It's very unexpected and an incredible relationship. Rich makes her laugh."

Another insider claimed that Paul and Meyer were already getting serious and that the sports agent had met her family and friends. "They all totally embrace him and are supportive of the relationship," they said. "It's really great for her and it shows." Reportedly, it was Meyer's first relationship after separating from Maguire in 2016. She and the "Spiderman" actor were married for almost a decade and are parents to two kids, daughter Ruby and son Otis. They have since remained on friendly terms, with Meyer even calling Maguire her "best friend" in a 2020 Father's Day tribute on Instagram. Sadly, Meyer's relationship with Paul fizzled out, and the two also called it quits eventually. Since their breakup, the jewelry designer — who was also previously linked to actor Desmond Harrington and director Brett Ratner — has remained single.

Jennifer Meyer is a businesswoman and daughter of a Hollywood executive

Jennifer Meyer is a successful jewelry designer based in Los Angeles. She established her own jewelry line in 2005, after working for brands like Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani. Throughout the years, Meyer has racked up an impressive list of celebrity clients, including Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Amy Poehler, Hailey Bieber, and more. In addition, Meyer is known as the daughter of former talent agent and entertainment executive Ronald Meyer. Jennifer's father was the president and COO of Universal Studios from 1995 to 2013. He also served as the vice chairman of NBCUniversal from 2013 to 2020, though he ultimately stepped down from that post after admitting to having an affair with British actor and "Ocean's 8" star Charlotte Kirk. Ronald is now the co-CEO of the European film and TV production and distribution firm Wild Bunch AG.

Following her divorce from Tobey Maguire in 2020, Jennifer opened up on the "World's First Podcast" about their separation, saying it was "the most beautiful experience of [her] life." "I was able to make a conscious decision about how this breakup was going to go and trust that the universe had my back, had our back as a couple for our children," she said, according to the Daily Mail. She has also expressed her love for Maguire and their "beautiful family." "I would literally do anything in the world for Tobey," he said. "He is my brother. I love him to death."