Adele announces split from husband Simon Konecki after more than seven years together

Konecki and Adele met in 2011 and had been together for six years before getting married in 2017. They kept their relationship largely out of the spotlight.

                            Adele announces split from husband Simon Konecki after more than seven years together
Singer Adele (Source : Getty Images)

NEW YORK: Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated.

The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press.

“Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.” 

This statement comes after recent talk that the pair were living separate lives, reports The Sun.

A source tells the publication: “This is a very sad situation - Adele and Simon had been living separate lives for some time. It was well known amongst their friends that this time they simply were not going to sort it out.They had been trying for years but eventually, you have to accept that something just isn’t going to work.” Adele has been supported through the heartbreak by close friends, including US actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Singer Adele shares a kiss with Simon Konecki during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

The Hello singer met Simon after the pair were allegedly introduced by mutual pal Ed Sheeran in 2011 and were first spotted together in January 2012.  Adele gave birth to their son, Angelo, in 2012 and after years of rumors that the couple was looking at marriage, the duo made their relationship status public. The Grammy-winning British superstar confirmed she married Konecki when she won album of the year at the 2017 Grammys. In her acceptance speech, she said: “Grammys, I appreciate it. The Academy, I love you. My manager, my husband and my son — you’re the only reason I do it.”

Konecki co-founded Life Water, an eco-friendly brand of bottled water in the UK. Funds from the company assist the charity that Konecki runs, Drop4Drop, which provides clean water to countries in need. Konecki was previously married to a stylist but he got divorced in 2008. He has a daughter from a previous marriage and they plan to co-parent their child together.

A representative for Konecki could not be reached.