Adele’s £145m divorce 💰

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by Marianna Manson |
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Fans across the globe were shocked to hear the news last week that Adele had split with Simon Konecki, her husband of two years and partner of more than seven

A spokesperson for the singer released a brief statement confirming, “Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly.”

The couple first started dating in 2011 and their son Angelo was born in October

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“It was well-known amongst their friends that this time they simply were not going to sort it out,” the insider said. “They had been trying for years, but eventually you have to accept that something just isn’t going to work.”

Adele and Simon are believed to have split up for a while in 2014, but were eventually able to work things out and married in 2016. Adele even referred to her husband as “the only reasonI do it” at the 2017 Grammys.

However, they are believed to have secretly separated months ago, with Adele finally deciding to announce it publicly last week. The 30-year-old singer has been spending time in New York and was most recently seen on a night out at a drag bar with A-list pal Jennifer Lawrence, which some now believe was a ‘divorce party’.

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A source revealed that the reason for the couple’s divorce boils down to them leading very different lives. Simon, 45, left the world of finance to set up clean water charity, Drop4Drop, and is said to have had “no interest in red carpets, showbiz parties or being on the scene, whereas Adele has been back in the recording studio of late, and is ready to get out and mingle again”.

The insider added, “She has a great social circle with a bunch of strong Hollywood women who enjoy spending time at each other’s pads in LA and New York, hosting dinners and movie nights. At the same time, Simon has been travelling to oversee projects.

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“His passion for his cause and his success just took him away from his wife. They drifted in different directions.”

The Grammy award-winning singer – whose full name is Adele Adkins – has spent the last few months preparing for her new single life, as documents prove that she sold her East

Sussex mansion in February for £2.9m, as well as transferring a £488,000 Los Angeles property over to Simon, granting him sole ownership. Adele still owns a £7.3m mansion in Beverly Hills, a £7.4m house in Kensington and a £1.5m flat in south-west London.

She and Simon, are believed not to have signed a prenup, which could now mean that – if the couple choose to file for divorce in California – Simon is entitled to up to half of Adele’s £145m fortune.

Friends of the charity CEO have reportedly claimed, “Simon may not be worth millions, but he is comfortably rich of his own accord. Plus, he is well aware that Adele was already a superstar when they met and had millions in the bank. He is not after her money, and just wants their son to be happy and provided for.

However, a source close to Adele tells us that things may not be quite that simple. “While Simon’s not a money grabber, it would be astonishing if he doesn’t put in for a major payout, which would be very hard for Adele to take.

“They do have a lot of respect for each other – and he’s unlikely to contest her having full custody of Angelo – but money’s likely to be a big issue, and she’ll have to be braced for a very painful process.”

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And something that may be steering the couple’s divorce quietly away from Amicable City are rumours that Adele is already back on the dating scene. The source continues. “The reports about Adele wanting to start seeing other people so quickly are likely to upset Simon. She hasn’t done herself any favours by running around appearing to celebrate her freedom with Jennifer Lawrence, and people are wondering whether she could be stirring up trouble.”

But fans of the singer will know her one true love will always be music, and we’re told she’s already, “hard at work on a heartbreak album”. The insider says, “Adele has been devastated by the split, but as it officially happened a while ago she’s had time to process it in private and since then she’s been putting pen to paper and writing about her heartache in the studio.”

She is especially well-known for writing her second album, 21, based on her break-up with a former boyfriend and our insider reveals Adele would have plenty of inspiration for a similarly-themed record.

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“It was particularly tough for her around the time of her world tour [2016-17], when she was battling crippling stage fright, being a devoted mother and trying to keep her marriage alive. Ever since then, in the back of her mind, Adele knew that something wasn’t quite right, but she tried everything she could to make it work,” we’re told.

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But writing another album won’t just serve as a creative outlet for Adele’s heartbreak, it’s potentially a nifty bit of good fortune, too.

According to our source, “Her divorce could cost her up to half of her fortune, so she’s been trying to distract herself by making new music and looking to forge a new era of success, which Simon won’t be entitled to a penny of.

“It’s quite possible the courts could be on Simon’s side when they’re divvying up their assets. She’ll never be short of cash, but the idea of bringing out another huge hit record will certainly soften the blow.”

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