Adele says her boyfriend isn’t married, “Simon is divorced & has been for 4 years”

Earlier this week, the British tabloids began reporting some stories about Adele’s new boyfriend, Simon Konecki. Adele and Simon were introduced a few months ago, and they’ve been loved up ever since. Simon is 14 years older than Adele, and he comes from a very different background – a background that includes wealth, privilege and Eton. Adele’s background is much more “working class” – she was raised by a single mum, she didn’t have a lot of money growing up. That class differences were enough for the British tabloids to raise their “red flags” (gossip-wise), but they found something else too: Simon used to be married, and he and his estranged or ex-wife have a child together. The Mail claimed that Simon was not yet officially divorced, and they threw around some innuendo about the timeline and what that means for Adele. Well, Adele has responded to those reports – directly, on her website:

This is the first and last time I will comment on the details of my relationship with Simon. Contrary to reports and headlines in the press today, Simon is divorced and has been for 4 years. Everyone in our lives separately and together wish us nothing but the best, and vice versa. These are the facts. Take care and see you all in February xx

[From Adele’s Blog]

So he’s been divorced for four years? Or is that just what Simon told her? Of course it’s perfectly possible that the British papers didn’t do their due diligence in trying to track down the specifics of Simon’s marriage, separation and divorce. But I’m slightly suspicious of Adele’s version too, and why it’s so wildly different than the other reports.

Oh, well. In the end, I’ll hope for the best. I hope Adele and Simon are very happy together and I hope he doesn’t turn out to be a d-bag. *fingers crossed that he’s not a d-bag, but if he is, fingers crossed that the next album is epic*

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Naye in VA says:

    Am I wrong for being taken aback that she even responded? I kind of expected her to be “above” the whole tabloid thing. Especially considering who cares if he’s been divorced for 4 years or separated for 1, i dont think anyone was calling her a homewrecker. Defensive?

    when i turned 18 i was always asking guys if they have been married, JIC, and if divorced I generally like to know what their relationship is and was with thier ex. Just to be on the safe side.

  2. Whatever says:

    I believe him\Adele over the English tabloids. If they’re divorced\Separated then what’s the deal? Let the girl live and get her “swampy” on. Its a lonely life when you’re on top( I wouldn’t personally know, but that’s what I hear). They’ve only been dating for a few months, they’re not getting married.

  3. Asli says:

    Didn’t think she’d respond. Usually she doesn’t bother listening to gossip and commenting. Suspicious… Also, fingers crossed just in case!

    • Kiki says:

      Maybe she’s concerned about her reputation and wanted to set things clear. I think it’s great she talked about this.

      • Kimlee says:

        I like Adele also but this does seem very Suspicious, I not saying I believe the tabloids but both stories seem off. She could be concerned that if the media found out he’s not divorced her reputation will be hurt.

  4. constance says:

    This does feel shifty. I don’t know the laws of public record in the UK, but it is VERY easy to find divorce papers and dates in the states.

    Married or not, I hope he is devoted to her and not just because she is famous. I hope he also has his situation handled. Baby Momma drama can be so low brow.

    SHe is a rising star and doesn’t need the stress of soemthing a la Gaga and Luc? Lux? Whatever his stupid name was.

  5. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I don’t know, I mean I would not want to be in any way seen as someone who dates a married man. No matter how it’s almost official there is a stigma attached to that and with these homewrecking bimbos like A. Keys I would not want my name anywhere near the suggestion. Especially if I am singing about being the loser in love.

  6. ladybert62 says:

    The age difference in this case does not bother me as my wonderful hubby is 13 years younger than me.

    However, I wonder if he really is divorced – so many men have used that line “we are divorced or almost divorced or thinking of divorce” -

    Adele should ask for proof.

  7. Whatever says:

    At least she’s not hooking up with Diddy!Ugh!

    Also, Adele wants to clear up her name. That’s why she made those statements.

  8. LondonGirl says:

    I am in the UK and work for a due diligence company. The only way in the UK to obtain a divorce record is to visit the relevant court (in person) and request the information.
    It is not easily available.

    I would expect that the tabloids did not get the official documents and were reporting what they had been told (presumably by a connected individual)

    Data is not as freely available in the UK as it is in the USA

  9. embertine says:

    You guys should know by now that as soon as the words “Daily Mail” appear in a story that you can stop reading because it is made up.

  10. I Run New York says:

    OMG He’s so ugly and hair! What is she thinking?

    • atorontogal says:

      Perhaps she’s thinking what a wonderful heart and soul this man has and how thrilled she is to have found love! Thankfully not everyone is wrapped up in looks!

      • Phat girl says:

        Yeah, maybe someone with one of the greatest talents in the world and a slight weight problem might know a little bit about butt huggers who think “pretty” equals good, honest, and decent. Aren’t there enough good looking ass wipes in the world. I’d trade every beautiful, vapid, untalented, Katie Perry, mousecateer, teen bomb, etc in the world for just one Adele.

    • Funnylilou says:

      well it’s not as if she was a looker herself….
      But the big age difference and the way he looks scream self esteem issues to me

  11. lucy2 says:

    Surprised she responded too, but probably not a bad idea to make it clear and end it.

  12. kdlaf says:

    I heard he was a former investment banker and quit his job to run a charity or something charity related? idk either way the fact that he already has a silver spoon may actually be a positive thing for adele because at least we know he doesnt want her money most likely. Also, maybe she responded so quickly because she finally found a guy that treats her right and doesnt want him to be lied about in the often incorrect tabloids? Idk just a thought.

  13. taksi says:

    Whether he’s officially divorced or not, it seems to be agreed on all sides that the marriage is over.

  14. aprayerforthewildatheart says:

    “This is the first and last time I will comment on the details of my relationship with Simon”

    Right until he dumps her and she writes an entire album about him. I can only assume she’s gotten the details regarding his status as divorced, directly from him, and we all know men never lie about things like that.