Adele has kept her relationship with Konecki mostly out of the public glare and confirmed her marriage only recently in March 2019. The reason for the split remains unknown.
One of the biggest stars of the music industry who has given us some of the most relatable songs about love and heartbreak, Adele's marriage with her husband, Simon Konecki, seems to have hit a hurdle. The 30-year-old musician and Konecki, 44, who had been together for 7 years have now separated, a report by People confirms.
Adele has kept her life extremely private right from the beginning of her rise to fame. Although she pours her heart out into her music, which often has sad and melancholic themes, she has always remained tight-lipped on what is actually going on in her life. Whenever we have got little glimpses of Adele and her family, it has always been very heartwarming. There was a sense that the two are inseparable and their affection for each other was quite evident on the few occasions Adele has spoken about her husband.
The latest news about the singer's life is sure to sadden millions of her fans around the world. It just goes to show that in showbiz nothing lasts, neither fame nor relationships.
An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Konecki was a director of EBS, a division of trading giant Icap, before managing teams of senior brokers at Lehman Brothers according to The Sun. He later founded an eco-friendly brand of bottled water in the UK, with a friend called Life Water. He also set up a charity Drop4Drop, which campaigns to provide clean water in poor countries.
According to People, in a statement to the Associated Press, Adele's representatives, Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh said, “Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.” The two have preferred to remain outside of the media glare and have long kept their romance under wraps. It is known exactly how the two met but in January 2012 according to The Sun, the two were first spotted together in Florida holidaying.
Back in 2011, there were rumors that singer Ed Sheeran had introduced the two while Adele was recovering from throat surgery. Sheeran denied the rumors in a tweet. Adele had told Vogue magazine that she was determined to stay single that year as it serves only as a distraction from her career. The People article said that the “Skyfall” singer first addressed their relationship in January 2012, in a blog post. The two were soon seen on an airboat ride in the Everglades the same month.
The couple welcomed their son Angelo on October 19, 2012. Adele had revealed that she was expecting in June 2012. The singer and her family used to divide their time between London, where Adele and her husband are from, and Beverly Hills. Simon Konecki moved with his family to London when he was 10 years old according to The Sun. Adele bought a home in Beverly Hills in 2016. People quoted an unnamed source who told the magazine then that “The reason her relationship works with Simon is because they are on the same page. Their priority is their son, and Adele loves being a mother. Angelo is a very happy little boy.”
In December 2016, Adele called Konecki "perfect" and "confident" in a Vanity Fair cover story and called their relationship as “the most serious relationship I’ve ever been in.” She added, “I have no desire to be with anyone in show business because we all have egos. He’s not threatened by any stage of my life that I’m going for, and that’s an amazing thing.”
In January 2017, Adele was photographed with a band on her left ring finger and this sparked rumors that she and Konecki had married.
At the Grammy's 2017 the singer accepted the album of the year award for her album 25 and hinted at their marriage. In her acceptance speech, she said, “Grammys, I appreciate it, the Academy, I love you, my manager, my husband, and my son — you’re the only reason I do it.” It was however not until very recently, March 2019, that she finally confirmed they she and Konecki had married in Brisbane 2017 at a concert.
Adele has largely been out of the public eye since wrapping up her world tour back in June 2017. She was spotted with Jennifer Lawrence partying at a New York City gay bar Pieces In March 2019. The same week, she was again spotted outside a studio in New York without her wedding ring.