Being a good award show means juggling a lot of different responsibilities. As three-time Grammys host Trevor Noah put it tonight, in addition to keeping the show moving along and keeping the crowd entertained with riffs between segments, he’s got to know stuff about the audience. Stuff like how much LL Cool J loves breakfast cereal (or so he says).
But not only did Noah have to keep that information handy, but he also got to put it to good use. Noting that pop star Adele is a huge fan of actor Dwayne Johnson but has never met him, Trevor joked that he didn’t have Dwayne Johnson waiting in the wings to pop out on her — but he did have “The Rock,” Johnson’s wrestling alter ego.
.@Adele just fulfilled her dream of meeting @TheRock, and we've never seen anything so wholesome 😍 #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/8IqraujYNR
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) February 6, 2023
It was a pretty sweet — and funny — moment, as Adele is clearly overjoyed to meet her Hollywood hero, popping up to get a nice hug from him. Naturally, fans watching and tweeting along on Twitter all had the same joke about poor Rich Paul, who has been dating Adele since at least the summer of 2021.
Rich Paul is druski when the rock hugged Adele 😭😭😭🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/OW9cL4Syss
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) February 6, 2023
Rich Paul when the rock walked over #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/FSIfxFbVz4
— yungskinroutine (@ghett0thello) February 6, 2023
Rich Paul while The Rock came to the table pic.twitter.com/JjUAGaSO10
— VP of Wu Tang Financial (@BarbChairScott) February 6, 2023
Adele is up for seven awards tonight, including Record, Song, and Album Of The Year. You can follow along with the winners as we update our list here.