Adele & Simon Konecki have separated after more than seven years together

Adele at Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK

Three celebrity breakups/divorces were announced on Good Friday, in the afternoon/evening, after most professional gossips had packed it in for a nice weekend off. This one shocked me to my core: Adele and Simon Konecki have separated. Simon was never in our faces and he wasn’t trying to get famous off of his association with Adele, so we really never knew much about him. We knew that they met and fell for each other very quickly in the fall of 2011, and that the first photos and confirmation of their couple status came in January 2012. Adele was pregnant by June 2012, and they welcomed their only child together, Angelo, in October 2012. It moved fast at first, but that’s the way Adele is – she jumps head first into love. We assumed Simon was the One and that they would live happily ever after. Well, they made it nearly eight years, so that’s something.

Adele and her husband, Simon Konecki, have split after more than seven years together.

“Adele and her partner have separated,” the singer’s representative Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh said in a statement to the Associated Press. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”

The 30-year-old singer (born Adele Adkins) and entrepreneur-philanthropist Konecki, 44, have long kept the details of their romance under wraps. The small family has lived a quiet life, spending time between her native London and Beverly Hills, where they bought a home in 2016.

“The reason her relationship works with Simon is because they are on the same page,” a source told PEOPLE at the time. “Their priority is their son, and Adele loves being a mother. Angelo is a very happy little boy.”

[From People]

I hope she’s okay. We actually don’t know too many details about when, where and how they actually got married, and I think it’s interesting that the statement from Adele’s people refer to Simon as her “partner” and not her husband. Were they legally married? Or did they have some kind of Justin Theroux-Jennifer Aniston-esque loosey-goosey commitment ceremony which was never a legal marriage? I don’t know.

And yes, one of my first thoughts was “her next album is gonna be LIT with breakup songs” but let’s not jump the gun! Adele is a good person and I am sending her positive vibes.

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  1. Erinn says:

    I always find it sad when couples break up – but especially ones that were particularly low-key. That’s a lot of attention on you after being able to essentially fly under the radar for quite some time.

    Hopefully they’ll be great co-parents to Angelo. I don’t see this being a super dramatic breakup in the way some celeb breakups are. So hopefully it’ll be as painless as possible.

    • Kanye’s Blonde Hair says:

      I think she’ll do well.

      After all, she looks like Handsome Squidward in the thumbnail.

  2. cannibell says:

    She seems like a really decent, balanced human with amazing talent. Respect and healing to all of them. I bet they’ll come out of this well, and with no precious dispatches about “unconscious coupling.”

    (I also thought about the upcoming incredible songs that will come from this.)

    • Mia says:

      @Cannibell, that’s why I was thinking about the music. Adele’s next album is gong to be fire.

  3. Shirurusu says:

    He gives me weirdo vibes and she seems to have become a bit of a recluse since meeting him, so maybe it’s a good thing for Adele. Some guys with famous girlfriends get very controlling. This is pure speculation on my end obviously !

  4. minx says:

    I imagine there will be a lot of clues in her next album.

  5. Lucy2 says:

    They really were very private. It’s a shame it didn’t work out, but hopefully they stay friends and co-parent well.

  6. M says:

    Haha! The Goop line was “conscious uncoupling” but I know I’ve been guilty of “unconscious coupling” at times ( “huh, I guess we’re kind of dating now”)

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      I’m on yet another dating app and I will add your phrase “unconscious coupling” to my dating app vocabulary!

      • Mash says:

        that was my past relationship….my girlfriend called and was like oooo is that you BF i can hear him in the the back and he looked at me and said yes on the phone…. lol

        but thank god that ended

  7. Sparkly says:

    I’m sorry to hear that. I hope she does share a song or two that she gets out of it. I read that she did a whole lot of mom songs after having her baby and then threw them all away because she thought nobody would want those. Maybe not a whole album full of baby or exes, but a song or two about a powerful moment/person in your life is great.

  8. Tashatash says:

    At least we know a new epic album will come out of this.

  9. Lucy says:

    I did chuckle at some of the “new album” jokes, but in the end it is quite sad. I, too, hope she’s okay.

  10. Snowslow says:

    I have no idea who the guy is but I find it really weird the stories of her becoming a “recluse” after her marriage (I’m talking about other websites, not CB). She became a multi-millionaire almost overnight, with fans of all ages thinking she was singing about them – or weirdly obsessing over her story. Either way, there was a lot of attention her way to the point where it must have been a tough adjustment that she could never talk about so as not to upset her fans, crazies and all. Of course she had to get away a bit. Makes total sense. Then she was with this guy and had a baby. More reasons to stay put and enjoy life away from the limelight. Now she’s no longer in love, or he’s no longer in love. It happens. There really is no big mystery here apart from the usual stuff that makes people fall apart. Even her initial “drama” that lead to “Something like you” was a banal love thing: the only difference is that she has an amazing voice and writing talent to talk about the little things that are so meaningful when you’re in love.

  11. Bunchita says:

    Goodness, another album of weepy songs coming up, God save us.

  12. Jenna says:

    I think US weekly got the property records and she transferred ownership of one of her houses to him at the end of last year. I only say this because the language they used was that she was gifting it to her “spouse” and referred to him as a “married man”. So I do think they were legally married.

  13. Ali says:

    I need a new Adele break-up album. I hope she’s putting all her feelings to music as we speak.

    This explains her being seen out karakoing with Jennifer Lawrence last month.

  14. SM says:

    “We assumed Simon was the One and that they would live happily ever after” -really? I thought that was just a matter of time. I am surprised they make it work for this long. I vaguely remember the circumstances around them getting together being somewhat sketchy, did he dump someone for her or something like that.

  15. Yes Doubtful says:

    I feel guilty saying this, but she can write a break up song like no other and I’m looking forward to her next album. 25 was mediocre at best. I am surprised by this news because they seemed so low-key and stable. It doesn’t seem like they legally got married either since he’s referred to as a “partner”?

  16. Starkiller says:

    The most shocking part of this to me is that she has a home in Beverly Hills. I feel like I remember her basically saying that she’d rather kill herself than live in LA several different times in interviews?

  17. Reece says:

    “And yes, one of my first thoughts was “her next album is gonna be LIT with breakup songs”"

    Same.