Adele and husband Simon Konecki announce separation

The notoriously private couple began dating eight years ago and have a six-year-old son Angelo together. As per usual, the couple asked for privacy during this hard time and wouldn't be commenting on it any further.

"Adele and her partner have separated", the emailed statement said.

They announced they were expecting their first child together in 2012 and later that year, Angelo was born. She didn't confirm their union until 2017 when she referred to herself as a "married" woman during a concert.

The singer confirmed the union on-stage as she picked up a Best Album Award at the 2017 Grammys.

In a rare interview with Vogue in 2016, Adele opened up about life as a parent and her bond with Simon.

In January 2017, Adele sparked rumors she and Konecki had married when she was photographed with a band on her left ring finger.

Konecki, 45, is the CEO of a charity known as Drop4Drop while Adele is, of course, a Grammy, Academy and Golden Globe-award winning singer-songwriter.

While details of what exactly went wrong between the couple are not yet clear, the split is confirmed and we are feeling extremely sad.

"I was trying to remember how it was I felt at the beginning of the relationship that inspired that record", she said.

"He's not threatened by any stage of my life that I'm going for, and that's an fantastic thing", she said. "I won't get pregnant until the end of the tour".

The singer's debut album, which was released in 2008 and featured hits including Chasing Pavements and Hometown Glory, reached number one in the UK.

  • Gwendolyn Kim