Adele is apparently telling people that she & Simon Konecki are ‘already divorced’

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I’d like to use this Adele post to just remind everyone that we STILL haven’t heard one single word about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s “divorce.” They made a very big deal about their “wedding,” but when they announced their breakup, suddenly the media downgraded their marriage to a “relationship” in which they both exited without having to file for divorce. I bring that up because I wondered if there was something similar happening between Adele and Simon Konecki. We actually never got a confirmation (like, TMZ getting their hands on a marriage license) on Adele and Simon’s wedding, we just heard eventually that they maybe sort of got married at some point. In the split announcement on Good Friday, Adele and Simon were referred to as “partners,” not husband and wife. So what was it really? And when did they actually split up? Because rando British tabloids claim that Simon and Adele have been over for a while, and they’re actually already divorced?

Adele has reportedly ‘divorced’ her estranged husband Simon Konecki after it was claimed the pair had been ‘living separate lives for years’. The Someone Like You hitmaker, 30, confirmed she had separated from her husband of three years, 45, in an official statement released earlier this month. Reports surrounding the breakdown of Adele’s marriage come amid claims she was spotted kissing a ‘Simon Konecki lookalike’ in New York following her split.

A source told the Daily Star that the mother-of-one has reportedly told those close to her: ‘I’m divorced now, so I’m trying to find my new normal.’

They added: ‘Publicly, Adele is saying as little as possible about the split. But, privately, she’s been very open about the fact that her and Simon have already divorced. She’s been telling friends that the marriage is done and dusted.’

MailOnline has contacted Adele’s representative for comment. The reports come amid claims Adele has been on a series of dates with a lookalike of her ex during her time in New York City, according to The Sun. A source told the publication: ‘Adele is a strong woman and is determined to get on with her life, like any normal person who is getting over a marriage break-up. She has developed a real soft spot for American guys since living in LA and had a kiss with a very handsome gentleman in a New York bar. He had a big beard like Simon, but it was tidier and more groomed. They’re getting to know each other better but Adele is by no means looking for anything serious.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Looking back on the handful of times Adele popped up in the past year, it does look like (in retrospect) that she was easing herself back into single life. I’ll totally buy that Adele and Simon were pretty much done a year ago, if not earlier. But, again, how would she even be able to get a divorce so quietly? That’s what I don’t believe – TMZ, the Daily Mail, hell even People Magazine would have gotten a whiff of their split before now if they actually filed any divorce or separation paperwork. Which makes me wonder again: were they really legally married?

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  1. (THE OG)@Jan90067 says:

    Isn’t it common for Brits (at least in papers I’ve read, or in shows on tv) in to call their husband/wife their “partner”? British CBers, could you set us straight?

    Adele *did* refer to Simon as her husband though, at one point, in a speech for an award. That was the first (and only) time we heard about that.

    • TheHeat says:

      She did…but I also referred to my ‘man/SO/partner/boyfriend/father of my child’ as my husband during the 7 years we lived together, prior to our legal marriage.

    • Snowslow says:

      I live in the UK but I am Portuguese and did call my husband husband before we got married. And I know a few of people who say husband without being married.
      Also, curious fact, now that I’m married I still say partner or husband (we’ve together for 23 years, with 4 kids and married for 5 years).

    • TQ says:

      Yeah, a husband/wife is often referred to as a ‘partner’ here in the UK. But unmarried folks and folks in civil legal partnerships also refer to their boyfriend/girlfriend/SO as a ‘partner’.

      So I guess it doesn’t really tell us whether Adele and Simon were legally wed. Am thinking not because as Kaiser said, divorces aren’t that quick.

    • Dizzy says:

      In the UK, if you live with your romantic partner over a year and or have a child with them it is considered a common law marriage. Same as many provinces in Canada. It’s legal, recognized by the authorities and you can even list them as a spouse on your taxes. Advantage, no divorce.

      • jellybean says:

        This is totally, completely, incorrect. There is NO such thing as common law marriage in the UK, after a year or at any point. Unless you’re married, there is no legal recognition at all of your relationship. May be the case in Canada, but not UK. Signed, a qualified UK divorce lawyer.

  2. HK9 says:

    Well that was quick. If you can make a clean break and remain amicable for the kids good on ya.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Didn’t Adele’s net worth jump hella high between 21 (which was still selling like gangbusters), 25 and the completely sold out tour while she was in the early stages of her relationship with Simon and her pregnancy.

    It would not surprise me at all if her people were like, ‘Hmmmmm….let’s see what our options are’.

  4. Lucia says:

    I highly doubt they ever got legally married. Adele’s famous super power is being incredibly low-key in her personal life. Leaving a paper trail goes against that.

    I could also see that being a sticking point for Simon.

  5. GenericUserName123 says:

    I think you may be right. Maybe they had a ceremony without making it legal? That seems to be happening more often nowadays.

  6. elimaeby says:

    I’m not so sure. I’m obviously not rich or famous, but my divorce took half an hour in a courtroom, signing the documents. I can see it being settled quickly and quietly if that’s what she aimed for.

  7. lucy2 says:

    Maybe they just did a private commitment ceremony or something, nothing legally binding. If so, probably smart in the long run. Same for Jennifer and Justin (also their “wedding” was pretty low key and I don’t recall either making a big deal out of it).

  8. Penguin says:

    But the paperwork for the house transferred to Simon said ‘married’ and spouse.So…

  9. SK2 says:

    I didn’t realise he was so much older than her, doesn’t really look it