Singer Adele splits from husband

British pop singer Adele and her husband have separated, her representatives said on Saturday (April 20).
Singer Adele and ex-husband Simon Konecki will bring up their son together. PHOTO: REUTERS
Singer Adele and ex-husband Simon Konecki will bring up their son together. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON • Singer Adele has split up with her husband, charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki.

"Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy," representatives for the singer Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh said late last Friday.

"There will be no further comment," the statement said, as quoted by DPA.

Adele, 30, married Konecki, 45, secretly in 2016. This was four years after giving birth to their son Angelo.

The award-winning singer is best known for her albums 19, 21 and 25.

The Tottenham-born singer released her debut album, 19, in 2008. It contained the songs Chasing Pavements and Hometown Glory, and the album reached No. 1 in Britain.

The Telegraph newspaper reported that her eagerly anticipated follow-up album, 21, that was released in 2011, brought even more success. It had the singles Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep and Rumour Has It.

The album topped the charts in 30 countries, the report said, including the US and Britain.

Her third album, 25, sold a record-breaking 800,000 copies in its first week, the BBC reported. The record became the best-selling album of 2015.

In October last year, Adele was once again named the richest British celebrity aged 30 or under, with an estimated fortune of £147.5 million (S$260 million).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 21, 2019, with the headline 'Singer Adele splits from husband'. Print Edition | Subscribe