They are not known to be friends – or even acquaintances.
But Machine Gun Kelly and sports agent Rich Paul seemed to be hitting it off as they chatted from their courtside seats Thursday night at the Crypto.Com Arena in downtown Los Angeles.
The 31-year-old rapper turned rocker and Adele’s 40-year-old boyfriend were spotted deep in conversation during the broadcast of the Lakers-Clippers game.
Fast Friends: Machine Gun Kelly, 31, was spotted chatting with Adele’s boyfriend Rich Paul, 40, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Thursday as the Lakers played the Clippers
MGK (real name: Colson Baker) was dressed in layers with a black jacket pulled down below his shoulders to show off his sheer black shirt, which showed off his colorful tattoos underneath.
He completed it with his black pants, pierced with pearls.
The occasional musician and actor sipped a drink while watching the game and sported shaggy bleached blonde hair.
He added some sparkle to his look with several strands of pearls and chains around his neck – which he also wore a necklace around – and he had a fang-shaped lip cuff hanging down his chin.
Contrast: MGK was dressed in a black coat with a transparent shirt that showed off his tattoos and black pants with beads sewn on them. Rich, who is a sports agent, wore a denim jacket and a striped sweater
Rich was dressed more casually with a classic denim jacket over a black and white striped sweater and black pants.
He was spotted wearing a mask for part of the game, per California’s indoor mask mandate.
Rich, a sports agent who runs the Los Angeles-based Klutch Sports Group, was recently embroiled in controversy over his girlfriend Adele’s Las Vegas residency dates, which she canceled just a day before she was due. is supposed to start happening last month.
A source at rehearsals told Page Six late last month that the singer often made sobbing calls to her boyfriend that interrupted rehearsals.
“Adele has been crying and hasn’t been able to do a single full rehearsal in the past month,” said the source, who was linked to the Caesars Palace management team. “Just constantly on the phone with Rich…screaming loudly and sobbing.”
In the News: Rich was recently embroiled in controversy over Adele’s Las Vegas residency dates, which she canceled just a day before she was supposed to start performing last month; seen together in October in Los Angeles
The way? A source connected to Caesars Palace management told Page Six late last month that the singer often made sobbing calls to her boyfriend that interrupted rehearsals; seen together in October in Los Angeles
They added: “She barely rehearsed as she is constantly in the middle of an emotional gunfight.”
The two were also rumored to be going through a rough patch with their six-month relationship, but Adele tried to quash those rumors in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
She confirmed she would be performing at the upcoming BRIT Awards and added at the end of her message, “Oh, and Rich sends his love.”
Go strong: Machine Gun Kelly recently had his own high-profile romance with fiancée Megan Fox, whom he met in March 2020 on the set of Midnight In The Switchgrass. They were linked in May this year
Machine Gun Kelly recently had his own high-profile romance with his fiancée Megan Fox.
Last month, Megan announced that the two got engaged on January 11 via a video she posted on Instagram.
The Transformers star noted in her post that she and MGK were “drinking each other’s blood” to celebrate their engagement, which took place outside Spa Botánico at the Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico.
In the video, the rapper could be seen kneeling as Megan covered her face with her hands in a shocked expression.
Once she recovered, she got down on her knees too and let her love put the ring on her finger, before they hugged and kissed.
Officially: Last month, Megan announced the two got engaged on Jan. 11 via a video she posted on Instagram; seen together in September in Brooklyn
“In July 2020, we sat under this banyan tree. We asked for magic. We were oblivious to the pain we were going to face together in such a short and frenetic period of time, ‘she began her legend
She continued, “Unaware of the work and sacrifice the relationship would demand of us, but drunk on love. And karma.
“A year and a half later, after going through hell together and laughing more than I ever imagined possible, he asked me to marry him.
“And as in all lifetimes before this, and as in all lifetimes after this, I said yes.
“…and then we drank each other’s blood on 11/1/22,” the actress concluded.
The two met in March 2020 on the set of their crime thriller Midnight In The Switchgrass, and they were first linked in May this year.
No half steps: The Transformers star noted in her post that she and MGK were ‘drinking each other’s blood’ to celebrate their engagement, which took place outside Spa Botánico at the Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico