Adele Divorce: Inside Her £140 Million Split From Husband Simon Konecki
22 November 2021, 17:12 | Updated: 3 February 2022, 16:34
Why did Adele and husband Simon Konecki divorce? How much did Adele's divorce cost? Here's a look inside her £140million split
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In January 2021, Adele settled her £144 million divorce from husband of three years, Simon Konecki, with the legal proceedings being finalised in March.
The iconic songstress first filed for divorce in September 2019, and aimed to avoid a split that would 'drags on for years' – the separation from her ex and father of her son was the inspiration for her critically acclaimed fourth studio album, '30'. So why did Adele divorce husband Simon?
The judge ruled that "financial, sales or other confidential business information" regarding the proceedings will be kept private, with any involved parties needing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Adele played Drake her album, '30', before anyone else
The 33-year-old was in a relationship with charity CEO Simon for eight years, marrying in 2016 and together they share a 9-year-old son, Angelo, who was born in 2012.
The 'Easy On Me' singer filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences and requested joint custody of their son, who they continue to co-parent together.
Their split was confirmed by a spokesperson for the singer, who released a statement in 2019, saying: "Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment."
Photos of Adele shouting down the phone in what appeared to be a heated argument surfaced in 2019, leaving everyone wondering what the singer could have been so emotional about – after the news of the eye-watering divorce sum, people are saying the snaps make perfect sense!
Since the release of comeback record, '30', fans have been sympathising with Adele's journey, with tracks like 'To Be Loved' shedding new light on her heartache.
It's not known exactly how much of her fortune she lost in negotiations, but it is reported that the pair remain amicable, with Adele purchasing a $10M LA home close to her ex-husband.
The pop powerhouse has since entered a relationship with American sports agent Rich Paul, and seems as loved up as ever!