Is Adele’s first post-divorce boyfriend the Tottenham rapper Skepta?

Adele at Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK

The timeline of Adele’s split from Simon Konecki is a bit weird. I’m choosing to believe that they’ve been separated for all of 2019, and they probably broke up in the fall of 2018. As it turns out, they were legally married, because Adele filed for divorce last month. From the looks of it, Adele has not been down about her split – she’s been spending a lot of time with friends and mostly enjoying her mum-life in LA. But her heart is still in Tottenham, the North London area where she grew up. Meaning… she’s apparently dating the Tottenham rapper Skepta.

Adele has been on a number of dates with Skepta — and friends predict they could become a couple. The music superstars, who both hail from Tottenham, have been in regular contact since 31-year-old Adele’s marriage split in April. And she celebrated the grime star’s 37th birthday during a night out at the Crystal Maze experience in London less than two weeks ago.

A source revealed: “Adele and Skepta have been there for each other a lot after both their relationships split up. They have a close bond and there’s definitely a special connection. They’re spending more and more time together. Some of their friends are hoping and predicting they could end up being a great couple one day.”

Adele has a son Angelo, who turns seven this month, and Skepta became a dad in November. The source said: “They are both private about their love lives and they are both committed to their children first and foremost as well.”

Skepta — real name Joseph Junior Adenuga Jr — told ES Magazine in 2016: “Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check. She speaks to me about how things are going.” The same year Adele, whose hits include Skyfall and Someone Like You, posted a picture of Mercury Prize winner Skepta and wrote “Tottenham Boy” alongside a heart emoji. Skepta retweeted it with the words “love you” and an emoji of a red rose.

[From The Sun]

I think part of this is just “let’s connect Adele to someone” – this article was written by Dan Wooten at the Sun, and Wooten gets sh-t wrong all the time. Plus, there’s tons of evidence that Skepta and Adele have been great friends for years, so it’s a rumor which would “make sense” for the tabloids. Now, if it’s true… yeah, it WOULD make sense. Adele loves musical people and she pays a lot of attention to musical people coming out of England, especially Tottenham. She could have very easily been dear friends with Skepta for years and then it grew into something more. Or it could be a hook-up. Or they could just be friends. Honestly, I don’t know. I hope this doesn’t affect the sad breakup music we’ll be getting on her new album.

Skepta live at Roskilde Festival 2019, Denmark

Skepta and Major Lazer at Bestival 2016

Photos courtesy of WENN and Avalon Red.

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  1. Mignionette says:

    Not surprised given they both grew up in Tottenham. Interesting choice given Simon was Eton/ Oxbridge…? I wonder if that played into the demise of their marriage along with the age gap ?

    • ABC says:

      People tend to ignore them, but class differences have a huge impact on people’s relationships. Class is something that affects all aapects of our lives.

  2. savu says:

    He’s very Sterling K. Brown-esque to me. Get it girl!

  3. Nina Simone says:

    Skepta is so fineee (but also not very smart- see GQ vid with his ex Naomi) . I would hit it too!

  4. Charfromdarock says:

    I “discovered” Skepta this summer via his Glasto performance. It was incredible.

  5. FC says:

    I don’t know anything about this guy but he’s hot so get it girl.

  6. Erinn says:

    I don’t know what I was expecting based on the name Skepta, but hot damn, he is not what it is. And I was pleasantly surprised.

    He is crazy attractive. Get it, Adele.

  7. MellyMel says:

    Never heard of him before, but I’m not too familiar with British rappers. He’s really cute tho, so if it’s true I’m happy for Adele!

  8. Jaded says:

    He is hot, good for you Adele!

  9. Clara says:

    As a fellow born and raised Tottenham girl, I love this idea, I used to work with Joseph’s sister Julie and they are a beautiful family.

  10. Meija says:

    He’s very attractive…that’s all I got

  11. otaku fairy.... says:

    “The superstars, who both hail from Tottenham, have been in regular contact since 31-year-old Adele’s marriage split in April. And she celebrated the grime star’s 37th birthday during a night out at the Crystal Maze experience in London less than two weeks ago. A source revealed: ‘Adele and Skepta have been there for each other a lot after both their relationships split up. They have a close bond and there’s definitely a special connection. They’re spending more and more time together.’ ”

    If true, good for her. :) There’s a rumor that she has some kind of collaboration coming up with Beyonce too. That would be awesome. 🎶 💃

  12. Starkiller says:

    So he’s no longer with Naomi Campbell, I guess?

  13. Boxy Lady says:

    I have no knowledge whatsoever about British rappers but I have to say, that’s a handsome man. And in a weird coincidence, I just heard Skepta’s name for the first time last night when I was watching Mo Gilligan’s comedy special on Netflix (which I highly recommend).

  14. Cupcake says:

    Oh wow! I hope this is true for Adele’s sake.

  15. Pixie says:

    King and Queen of Tottenham! This is surprising but honestly, I am all about it.

  16. Michael says:

    I knew it

  17. Senator Fan says:

    Good for her if true.

  18. sammiches says:

    Dang, he is hot.

  19. Miss V says:

    I love Adele and she deserves all the happiness. Also, get it gurl!

  20. Anna says:

    He is SO MUCH HOTTER than her ex. Wow.