Two years ago, it was reported that Adele split from her husband Simon Konecki. In April 2019, reports of the breakup surfaced, with the couple parting ways but remaining dedicated to raising their son, Angelo, together. Of course, since then, there have been even more details revealed about the pair's separation, including recently released information courtesy of Adele herself.
"Adele and her partner have separated," Adele's representatives, Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh, said in a statement to the Associated Press at the time of the breakup. The statement continued to address the fact that their son, Angelo, who is now 7 years old, would be raised together by the separated pair. "They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment." Almost exactly a year after they released this statement, a recent report has echoed the couple's desire for privacy amidst their divorce. According to the Daily Mail, Adele wants to keep the details of the divorce proceedings private for the sake of their son.
Considering that new details have been revealed about their divorce, fans will likely be curious to see how the separated pair's journey has unfolded thus far. So, here's everything you need to know about Adele's divorce from Konecki.
The couple were reportedly been an item beginning in 2011. According to PEOPLE, Adele first addressed her relationship in January 2012 in a blog post. That very same month, she and Konecki were spotted on an airboat ride in the Everglades together.prevnext
Welcoming Their Son
A few months after they went public with their relationship, Adele revealed that they were set to take another major step — the pair were expecting a child together. In October 2012, PEOPLE reported that Adele and Konecki had become parents to a baby boy.
"We are all over the moon," a source said about the new addition at the time. The couple's son was reportedly born on Oct. 19, 2012.prevnext
"It's the most serious relationship I've ever been in; we've got a child together and we live together," Adele told Vanity Fair about her relationship in her December 2016 cover story. "When I try to describe this to my friends they don't always get it, because they go out with people that are our age, but Simon is already who he is, and I'm still becoming who I'm going to be. He's confident. He's perfect."prevnext
Three years after they got married, it was reported that the couple called it quits. As previously mentioned, the couple announced their separation in April of 2019, with their statement emphasizing that they would be co-parenting their son, Angelo.prevnext
Filing For Divorce
In September 2019, months after they announced the news of their split, Adele reportedly filed for divorce. According to the BBC, the singer filed those documents in the United States. The outlet noted that the papers were lodged at a Los Angeles-based court.prevnext
Adele Seemingly Breaks Her Silence
While the singer did not directly comment on reports that she was separating from Konecki, in May 2019, she did seemingly address the news by posting a meme of herself being "in her feelings." The singer's Instagram post featured two photos of herself — one showing an emotional Adele on stage and the other a fun still from when she appeared on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke.
"When you catch yourself in your feelings and then remember who you are," the meme read. Her post came mere days after the couple's split was announced.prevnext
A Focus On Privacy
In April 2019, the Daily Mail reported that the singer had previously requested to keep the details of her $171 million divorce private, a request that was subsequently granted. The publication noted that the couple will share custody of their son, but other details about "financial, sales or other confidential business information" in the proceedings will be kept private. So, when it comes to any further specific details about Adele and Konecki's divorce proceedings, fans will likely be kept in the dark as the pair are focused on maintaining their privacy.prevnext
After the roller coaster of a relationship and split, the ride is almost over for Adele and Konecki. On Jan. 21, Entertainment Tonight reported that the pair has reached an agreement on their divorce. No exact details were leaked at the time.prevnext
Nearly two years after they announced their split, Adele and Konecki were officially divorced in March of 2021. PEOPLE reported that the two will share joint legal and physical custody of their son. Neither Adele nor Konecki was awarded spousal support.prevnext
Adele Sheds More Light On Their Divorce
In advance of her latest album, 30, Adele opened up about her divorce from Konecki like never before. She explained to Vogue that there wasn't any bad blood between herself and Konecki. Instead, she said that she decided to split from her ex as she "wasn't happy." The singer said, "I was just going through the motions and I wasn't happy. Neither of us did anything wrong. Neither of us hurt each other or anything like that. It was just: I want my son to see me really love, and be loved. It's really important to me."prevnext
How Adele's New Album Addresses The Matter
Elsewhere in her Vogue interview, Adele explained that there's one big reason why she wanted to record 30. She said that the album will serve as an explanation of her divorce to her son. It is scheduled to be released on Nov. 19. It will mark Adele's first album release in five years.
"I wanted to explain to him through this record, when he's in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness," she told the outlet. "It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that's a real wound for me that I don't know if I'll ever be able to heal."prevnext
Adele at the lakers game with her beau Rich Paul 😍 pic.twitter.com/IchYOGhxf8— The Nikki Diaries (@thenikkidiaries) October 20, 2021
Adele has moved on following her split from Konecki. She has most recently been linked to Rich Paul, a sports agent. The two were first linked back in July. Since the news emerged, Adele and Paul have been spotted on a few occasions together including at Los Angeles Lakers player Anthony Davis' wedding to Marlen P.prev