Adele Announces Split From Husband Simon Konecki

The couple are parting ways after three years of marriage

Adele split Simon Konecki

by Grazia |

In a statement released by her representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh on Friday, Adele announced she would be splitting with Simon Konecki after three years. The singer had married Konecki, a 45-year-old entrepreneur in secret in 2016, after the couple had been dating for five years. Adele revealed her marriage to the world on stage at the 2017 Grammy Awards when in her acceptance speech she said “ My manager, my husband, and my son, you’re the only reason I do it.”

The London-born singer gave birth to her son Angelo in 2012. The statement released said Adele and Simon “are committed to raising their son together lovingly.”

Simon and Adele reportedly first met in 2011, the year she released 21 which went on to win 7 Grammys. The pair were first spotted together however in 2012 on holiday in Florida. Simon was previously an investment banker with Lehman Brothers but left in 2005 to co-found Life Water, an eco-friendly bottled water company and Drop4Drop a charity which provides clean water access to developing countries.

The statement doesn’t reveal much about the split. Adele is famously quiet about her private life and as such the statement asks for privacy and says there will be no further comments.


10 female celebrities with female empowering tattoos, Tulisa, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, Adele, Demi Lovato, Sarah Harding

Cara Delevingne
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This was tat no.16 for Miss Cara, who hired Los Angeles artist - Dr Whoo - to ink her. It's a coat of arms that features the letter 'D' - for 'Delevingne' we presume.

Demi Lovato
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Demi debuted a ribcage tattoo [OUCH] of five lines of roman numerals. Each line of text appaz stands for a family member's birth date.

Rita Ora
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This tat is supposed to represent that Rita and childhood friend, Anda, will be ballerinas until they're 102. Sweet.

Sarah Harding
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The former Girls Aloud singer has the words 'don't be bitter - glitter' scrolled across her back. Well tatt'd, Sarah.

Lindsay Lohan
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"Love, truth and power" is the definition of Li-Lo's tattoo. She wrote on her website: "Wanted you guys to see it first. Feeling good and love you

Lindsay Lohan - part 2
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So many tatts we had to include her again. This forearm inking says, 'I restore myself when I'm alone'. Chill at home with a good book style.

Frankie Bridge
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The footballer's wife got sentimental with her sister Victoria when they got matching dove tattoos on their ankles. Frankie tweeted: "Painful sister love by the awesome...Freddy Negrete."

Emma Stone
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This one has extra sentimental value. Emma Stone got this tattoo to celebrate her mum beating cancer. It was also designed by Sir Paul McCartney himself. The design includes two black birds, which represent both her and her mum and stem from their favourite Beatles song, Blackbird.

Selena Gomez
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Selena's tattoo artist, Bang Bang, explained: "The tattoo was a tribute to a family member who she said means a lot to her." The tattoo reads "LXXVI" which is the number 76. Selena's mother Amanda Teefey was born in 1976.

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Aside from it being huge and under her boobs - this piece of permanent body art, represends a goddess and is in memory of her late grandmother. RiRi said: "Goddess Isis - Complete Woman - Model for future generations #GRANGRANDOLLY - always in and on my heart." Lovely and sentimental.

Lana Del Rey
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On her right hand she has the words 'Trust no one' and on the other, the word 'Paradise'. Independent, strong, but maybe trust some people though, eh Lana?

Jessie J
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On her right wrist Jessie has 'Stand Up' inked with a heart. We're guessing it's something to do about standing up for what you believe/stand up and be stronge/when you're knocked down stand back up again? Either way, we like.

Tulisa Contostavlos
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To celebrate T's 27th birthday today, we've found 15 other female celebrities with strong, positive, inspiring tattoos. Here's Tulisa's 'The Female Boss' one to kickstart the occasion...

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Another mum-related tattoo here - but who doesn't love their mum? Adele has 'One Penny' tattooed on her wrist. The singer's mum's name is Penny, so it must be because of that. Aww.

Sienna Miller
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Sienna's permanent red carpet accessory comes in the shape of three little stars on her right shoulder. They are said to symbolise love, honour and trust.

Lady GaGa
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'Born This Way' is a dead giveaway and totally describes Lady GaGa. We're translating this as; celebrate who you are and don't worry about who's watching.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
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And this one...just because.

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