Adele is pregnant with her first child, baby-daddy is Simon Konecki

Late last year, as she was recovering from vocal cord surgery, Adele became loved up with a man named Simon Konecki. Details are sparse and often contradictory about Simon – I know he’s a big bear of a man, I know he’s 14 years older than Adele (she’s 24), I know he’s well-educated and I’m pretty sure he’s got some family money. There’s also some evidence to suggest that Simon is married, but estranged from his wife, although it’s unclear whether he’s really divorced or what’s going on. Adele claimed on her blog a few months ago that Simon is totally divorced, although… I don’t know, I think the UK tabloids would have been able to find some documentation on that, you know?

Anyway, Adele and Simon are now expecting their first child. Sketchy? Or is it simply a joyful occasion and I’m being a horrible person? I love Adele. I want to protect her. I want Simon to not be a d-bag.

Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx

[Via Adele's blog]

Obviously, this is going to affect Adele’s career. She was playing with some back and forth rumors about when she would put out a new album – sometimes she said it would be years, sometimes she said it would be months. My guess is that she’s going to be taking a nice long break to focus on her pregnancy and then the baby. And then maybe we’ll be lucky to get an album from her in three years. I’m happy for her, truly, but I NEED more Adele!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. ZigZagZoey says:

    Aw! Congratulations Adele! ♥

  2. gee says:

    No way! Everyone my age is having babies! Except me! I’m having a very small hormonal freakout right now.

    Also, congrats to Adele. That baby will be beautiful just like it’s mommy.

    • StephanieMarie2685 says:

      I hear you, sister..
      I’m 26 and every time I hear about some young starlet having a baby I have to stop and take a deep breath and remind myself if my job rewarded me with millions of dollars, I could afford a babe or two, too right now..:(
      All things in their own time, I guess

    • lafairy says:

      Totally feel you! I am 24 and every time I hear or read someone my age is pregnant I totally freak out, and feel threatened in a kind of “hormonal” way!LOL!It’s like OMG do I already have reach this time in my life!!!:/!

    • Devon says:

      haha, I think lots of women know the feeling. Wait until your friends start having their second and third babies and you still don’t have any! My best friend called me the other weekend to tell me she was having her second. We got engaged on the same day, married 2 months apart and I always thought we’d have babies together too. Oh well! I’ve always wanted a bit more out of life and with moving to Scotland next month, a baby isn’t the best idea. However, once we’re settled in the UK, bring on the babes!

      • Andie B says:

        @Devon..I love Scotland! We were there a few months ago. I would love to move there for a couple of years, but it’s a 20,000km trip, and we have a 4 year old to think of. Best of luck with your move!

    • Beta says:

      +1 im with you jeje :)
      congrats to Adele!

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Trust me, ladies, as one who had her second at 23 (and her third at 39), you’re just fine. You have plenty of time. If you’re concerned, go get a physical and make sure everything’s okay.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Don’t let fear stemming from turgid social imperatives do the thinking for you. You’re not uniting empires or trying to start up a dynasty so there a need to interpret everything as a ‘sign’ from the Good Fairy Uteronica. Someone isn’t more evolved or ‘doing something right’ by coupling and producing straight out of the gate, you’re not devolved because that the direction of your life at this moment. Biological anxiety’s not a great reason to have kids, so quit worrying and keep going.

      • melior says:

        Second that. Hey, with the ongoing debate on Donatella Versace’s face AND character, I’d say there are some pretty inspired comments today. Bring it on ladies!

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        There was a Leatherface thread and I’m just learning this? I mean, I know my hayfever puffer and pills make me a bit stupid and temporarily sever the bond forged between me and syntax, but I’ve gotta get back in the game.

    • Karolina says:

      I think 24 is way too young to have babies. 28-32 is a very nice age imo.

      • Helen says:

        I don’t really want children till at least 35. My friends think I am a little nuts but the thought of being a mum in my twenties freaks the bajeezus out of me. They plan for kids at 26-29 but I am only 20 now but I could not imagine having a kid in 4 years like Adele. She much more sorted than I am though obviously. I need to graduate, travel, fall in love, get solid employment, get married (or long term relationship) and actually like babies (I know I am a bad person) before I go there. That’s unlikely to happen in four years, if at all.

        But good on Adele I am sure she will be great! Perhaps this will give her all new ideas for next album. I wish it could be sooner! I love Adele and the withdrawl from her music will be difficult :P

  3. HappyJoyJoy says:

    Maybe now she’ll make baby making music! So happy for her!

  4. lower-case deb says:

    wow. congratulations? :)
    i hope it will be a healthy happy pregnancy for both. good tidings, yo!

  5. Agnes says:

    congrats to her! (but i didn’t realize she was so young! i can’t imagine having a child at 24.)

    • Andie B says:

      At 24 I had just got married, and having kids wasn’t even on my radar. I was more interested in my career. Ended up having my first and only child @ 36, which had it’s pros and cons.

  6. Lyssie89 says:

    She could have had it all.

  7. marie says:

    happy for them

  8. sup says:

    aww, congrats adele :)

  9. NM6804 says:

    I’m worried about her yet happy for her. She’s a good person but I just feel something sketchy is going on but I’m going to be nice and go away before the bitch starts to come out…

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      That’s kind of how I’m feeling. So I’ll just shut up.

    • Bad Irene says:

      Same here, I am just going to be silent on this one too, it justs feels ‘off’ somehow.

      • kristiner says:

        “Off” like how?

        I don’t see this ending well but HEY! At least she’ll be up for more Grammys and have a kickass album when they break up.

        Her whole career is based off of being dumped and bad breakups and with a baby too, you know the songs will be hard and vicious and in your face a$$hole, you could have had me and our kid with your grizzly ass!

        I like Adele but a spade is a spade. Just like Taylor Swift. They’re shtick is songs about breakups and men who are losers for dumping/leaving them.

        It’s gonna be good.

  10. Jacq says:

    Pregnant with a married man’s baby? Yuck, Adele.

  11. brin says:

    Congrats to Adele and “Swampy”!

    • Lauren says:

      I love Adele..if she is into sexyswampy love so be it. Every time i hear her voice i feel like i am so privileged to be alive and experience her music. Brilliant songwriter, dirty mouth..just love Adele.

  12. Emily says:

    Awww! I’m happy for her! It’s not like she can’t afford it. Yay Adele!

  13. Sour worms says:

    Wow. Talk about unexpected.

    Congrats.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Congrats! I hope it all goes well for her.
    I predict lots of songs about how much she loves that baby that will make us all tear up.

  15. Amanda G says:

    I’m bummed for selfish reasons. I want a new album.

  16. ramona says:

    I pass the “Adele’s pregnant” news on to my husband and he immediately replies, “Looks like someone’s been rolling in the deep…” Oh, dear… my husband is pure class.

  17. Wendy says:

    For a good alternative to Adele, listen to Paloma faith. Doesn’t quite have Adele’s vocal range but is a much better song writer.

    And Please, we all know Adele isn’t pumping out another good album until she gets dumped by this guy.

    • mewmow says:

      Sorry you such a little person to make a comment like that.

      On a better note, my daughter has a radio station set that plays alot of her music, but even though I love my classic rock, she’s good. Kinda shocked, but hopeful that it turns out good for her. :-)

  18. MST says:

    I don’t know who her stylist is, but she should be fired. her hair and makeup make her look older than she is. And why all the black? When it’s done right big girls can look great with a dash of color.

    Oh yea congrats!

    • Jaxx says:

      I agree. Adele is a beautiful woman and didn’t need to be painted and colored to within an inch of her life to show that.

    • Izzy says:

      +1. She looks so much better as a ginger (or strawberry blonde, as some say).

  19. Samigirl says:

    YAYYY! I think she’s going to be a good mother. For some reason, she just seems maternal to me!

    • mewmow says:

      I agree Samigirl, and I don’t think her career will suffer either. She seems to have a smart sense and she just really is a good singer. :-)

  20. A says:

    Oh jesus. He’s definitely still married, just separated. Adele, wtf?

  21. Khalesi says:

    Unfortunately, all I can think of is how enormous she will become and how this d-bag will inevitably dump her

  22. birdie says:

    This is awesome news, congrats Adele!!

    (Too bad she has to share this news on the same day as the epic Tom/Katie divorce)

  23. Zvonk says:

    I sense a nursery songs album on the horizon. And a kick arse album it’ll be.

  24. Relli says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let her come out with a lullaby album for babies/children. I wanted to sew my ears together with most of the lullaby cds that were available when my kid was born.

  25. Angie says:

    Aw good for her, seems like everyone I know is pregnant, it’s hard as I know that’ll never happen for me and my husband,stupid turner syndrome:(

  26. Violet says:

    An unplanned baby with a married older man…lots of material for the next album, but yikes.

    Hope she finally quits smoking, and that she’s happy — or at least at peace — about the pregnancy.

  27. Wizzer says:

    I dunno its NEVER the same in any endeavour post baby, but if its what she wants congratulations to her.I guess

    • Jayna says:

      I don’t know about that. At least, her songs will be about just more than heartbreak.

      Madonna put out one of my favorite albums of all time after having Lola, the brilliant Ray of Light. Being a first-time mother really brought something to that album. It’s an absolutely amazing headphones album.

  28. Lindy says:

    Congrats to her–though her baby daddy sounds all kinds of sketch!

  29. Julie says:

    Perfect moment to annouce it. im sure she doesnt want too much attention and tomkat divorcing takes away all the attention from her. well played, adele.

  30. ellie66 says:

    Well Yay for Adele hope she has a easy time of it.

  31. wtf says:

    She’s only known this man for 5 mins – silly woman!

  32. MarcyParcy says:

    hey at least she’s not marrying the guy just yet so she’s smart in that sense. im kind of sick of her songs so this is a perfect time for her to go away for a while and then come back with amazing happy joyful music in a year or two. i love how classy she looks in those pics!

    • kristiner says:

      She couldn’t marry him if she wanted too! He’s definitely still married just separated.

      I wonder if people will trash Adele. People bitch about Leanne Rimes all day long yet he’s Adele, sleeping with a married man too who has a CHILD already. She’s not different even if they were separated. You move aside and let them work it out or WAIT until the ink is dry.

      • lucy2 says:

        Really? I think there’s a BIG difference between legally separated and not (to my knowledge Eddie was not separated from his wife, just a big fat cheater). I wouldn’t want to get too involved with someone who was separated, but sometimes divorce takes forever.
        Anyway, according to Adele, his divorce has been final for 4 years. Unless some tabloid digs up proof otherwise, perhaps everyone should stop calling him a “married man”.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        While she says he’s divorced, it would be nice to have some definitive proof. However, all sites agree that he was at least separated from his wife when he got together with Adele. That’s a huge difference from cheating on your husband while your lover is cheating on his wife with you and others and there are small kids involved. Yes, Simon has a daughter, but from what I’ve read, he was already separated from his wife when he and Adele hooked up. He’s wealthy, so maybe he doesn’t want to legally divorce and get into the financial end of it? I don’t love him, but I don’t think Adele did anything wrong.

  33. Isa says:

    I can’t believe there aren’t more “but shes so young!” comments.
    I would love it if she came out with a lullaby album.

  34. Amanda_M87 says:

    Wow, that’s random. How come so many British people have kids so young? Is it a cultural thing?

  35. the original bellaluna says:

    Congrats, Adele. I apologise for the delay, as I’ve been ensconced in the whole Katie/Tom divorce debacle.

  36. birdie says:

    Congrats (test)

  37. BLOGAHOLIC says:

    Married man not good, this won’t end well, she will be paying off the wife for a divorce ASAP.

  38. JessSaysNo says:

    Stop saying she is “so young!” just because you were not/are not ready for a baby at 24, that doesnt mean shes a child here! I’m 24 and have a 2 month old– it’s bliss!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      Let’s not go weaponizing our maternity status, hm?

    • Saha says:

      But these days 24 is young to have a baby – i’m 25 and I don’t have any friends with kids.

      • JessSaysNo says:

        “to young” in your opinion. If you’re ready, you’re ready. Mid-twenties is not ever going to be a bad time to have kids. A lot of twenty somethings are entirely too immature and childish (living with parents at 25, no job etc) but that doesn’t mean we all are.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Be fair, now. She didn’t say ‘to young’ or even ‘too young’, just ‘young’.

        To suggest that other women must begin family-building as a proof of their maturity, to say that the reason as to why some women wait to have children (if they decide to have any) is because they are lacking in character or capability is entirely too presumptuous. Maligning the childless is childish. On its own, giving birth doesn’t doesn’t make a person inherently perfect, it just means a person has had a baby. Life doesn’t have to be about ranking and impresing others. Parenting is a choice, there aren’t any merit badges to bestow or remove from a person’s character.

      • JessSaysNo says:

        I read her post wrong and that is why I commented. You’re just trying to pick a fight. I am not the type of women to call childless women “selfish” or “immature” because I know that is obviously not the case. I do however, feel that judging a woman based on having kids in her early twenties is just as shameful as “maligning the childless”. I don’t think 24 is too young to have a child and when people throw around judgey terms and have a superior attitude, it is upsetting. Adele is not a child, neither am I. I chose full-well to have a child with my husband, we aren’t little idiots who had an “oops” baby (not that there is anything wrong with that) and I’d appreciate people respecting the notion that women in their mid-twenties are perfectly capable of making sound reproductive choices!

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        I don’t fight with people, so I can’t help you out there.

        It’s a ‘can’t’ or ‘didn’t scenario. Not doing something doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s only because you can’t do it properly. That was really my only point, that the cigar is just a cigar and the choice a person makes doesn’t have to be pathologized or taken as a sign of arrested development because the person isn’t evolving at the prescribed rate.

  39. Ravensdaughter says:

    What a wonderful mum she will make! Can you imagine the lullabies this child will get to hear?
    As for age, Adele is from working class Britain-24 may not necessarily be that young!

  40. Crystal says:

    Awww I’m so happy for her. I have a feeling she’ll be a great mum.

    This was pretty quick and random but Adele has always said she loves taking care of people and that she felt she was put on the earth to be a mum and a wife, so I’m happy for her.

    Congrats bb xxx

  41. Izzy says:

    There is so much conflicting information: divorced since 2008, separated since 2010. The only consistent thing I’ve found is that he was already at least separated when he met Adele.

    On another note, I do wonder if he’s a d-bag. Don’t know if anyone noticed, but at least once at the Grammys this year, when Adele’s name was announced as the winner, everyone else in her group got up to hug and congratulate her, and he just stayed in his seat.

    I’ve dated a couple of frogs in my life :) but at least they stood up when I did.

  42. Belle says:

    Hope things work out for her, and wish her a happy and healthy pregnancy.

    Side notes…
    He does seem kind of sketchy.
    Baby’s first word: *uck

  43. Jennifer12 says:

    I don’t think there’s a specific age to become a parent at, but I’m bewildered by all these women worried about not becoming parents by a certain age. Relax! Enjoy your life and it will happen. If you’re married and you’ve been trying for a year, that’s another story. Adele worries me because she seems like one of those women who always needs a relationship, who is obsessed with getting married and having kids and that gives her life all it’s meaning. I don’t know if this is coming out right- I mean, I’m happily married, have kids and I love it, but I don’t think you should spend your 20s looking for a serious relationship nonstop and feeling like you’re missing out if you’re not having kids at that point. It’s just kind of JLoish. I hope Simon is a decent guy.

  44. Jennifer12 says:

    Went back up to reread and here’s part of what’s bothering me- they’ve been together maybe 6-8 months. She is, unfortunately, like a lot of women I know- rushing to have a child with someone she doesn’t know well enough.

    • Fact says:

      That’s the celeb trend these days; date a few months/or up to a year, get pregnant, get engaged, get divorced. No-one wants to get to know each other anymore. There are more unmarried parent breakups than married ones, I know this because I have several members in my family who are social workers and teachers more 1 parent families are coming from parents who never married/or barely in a relationship. These groups always end up on welfare. So what if Adele is rich money can never buy that child stability.

    • Jade says:

      I agree. A lot of women, not just celebrities have babies as weapons nowadays.

      Have a baby so the man will stay. Have a baby & maybe the couple will be happier. Have a baby & it will make everything all right?!

      WRONG!

      • Jennifer12 says:

        The problem is that many women want to have babies and not be actual mothers. The idea of babies is charming, but actually mothering children is different. Or they want that part of the guy. Or both. It’s not healthy for anyone involved.

      • Nanny911 says:

        Yeah look how well that turned out for Kimberley Stewart. She told Benicio she was keeping the baby and didnt need his help but got lawyers to ask for more money and then cried wolf and wanted him at the birth. She’s a dumb idiot!

  45. LucyOriginal says:

    Congratulations Adele! I hope she can be really happy.

  46. jk says:

    I am so glad I had my kids young when I had the energy to play and run with them. I still got my education took a little longer but I had these wonderful little blondes to come home to after school at ngiht, and a loving husband who worked all day and spent his nights with his kids. I would never want to be an older mother, who puts their career in front of kids. I wanted to enjoy my kids and be able to do all the wild and crazy things kids need to do. I didnt want to be damn near 65 when my kids went to their proms or using a walker at the college graduation. My parents were in their 40′s when they had me and I was the only kid in school that had old parents and they never did any “kid” stuff with me. Both my kids have degrees and great jobs and both married young and have kids and both love being young and being able to remember what kids like and being able to do those things with their kids. Give me a 24 yr old mother any day over a 40 yr old mother who is set in their ways and forgot what it is like to be a kid. Older parents embarras kids. Don’t believe me ask kids wth older parents who they would rather have.

    • Alice says:

      You seem very defensive and kind of miserable. I wouldn’t want a mother like you tbh, I’d rather take an older one who is happy and stable in her life.
      I’m only 23 but I think 20s are meant for living, I’d rather have children in my 30s, if ever.

    • Pia says:

      Are you seriously making the assumption that all kids with older parents wish they were younger? That older parents are embarrassing for some reason? I’m sorry you let your parents age embarrass you when you were a child, but don’t assume we all have the same hangups.
      My mom was 39 when I was born and my dad a few years younger. I had a fantastic childhood filled with family trips and activities, if you’re too “old” to play with kids in your forties then you are in the minority! If anything it was my friends with the very young parents, who were embarrassed by their parents lack of maturity, still trying to party every weekend like losers.

  47. daisy says:

    shes only 24? she looks a lot older 2 me

  48. Kortni says:

    Don’t care for Adele or her music, but congrats! I’m surprised CB hasn’t picked up the story about a member from one direction having an affair with a married woman twice his age..

  49. Luke says:

    From a purely selfish point of view, this could be a source for some new material that would come from joy instead of heartbreak, like Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy”

  50. Ms. Candy says:

    I am going to say Congrats and leave it at that.

  51. gary becker says:

    My wife and I couldn’t have children. But I give my full congratulations to Adele. Same for Jessica Simpson and others.

  52. trollio says:

    No offense, but she to fat to have a kid… #Trolioliolio…