The most important job. Adele has gushed over the years about how her son, Angelo, changed her life.
The singer quietly welcomed her first child with then-partner Simon Konecki in 2012 and hit pause on her career to focus on being a parent. Adele and Konecki secretly tied the knot but ultimately called it quits in 2019 after one year of marriage.
The England native recalled feeling worried about how the divorce would affect her son.
“I’m still not fully over it, of me choosing to dismantle my child’s life for my own makes me very uncomfortable,” the “Someone Like You” singer explained to CBS in 2021. “I don’t feel guilt, I just feel somewhat selfish sometimes. I know I am nearing my goal of finding my happiness. No one ever makes me do what I don’t want, but I was really ignoring myself for a long time, which was wild to me when I realized it. I knew as an adult, Angelo would be livid with me for doing that. I knew that when he became an adult, he would be furious at me. And I didn’t want that either. It was hard work.”
According to Adele, the decision to pull the plug on their romance was necessary for everyone involved.
“I do love [Simon], but I’m not in love with him. Makes absolutely no sense for a 6-year-old,” she continued. “There were so many answers I just couldn’t give him because there aren’t any really that he would understand. But he sees that I still love his dad. We live across the street from each other, we’re away together sometimes. Me and Simon chat away even without Angelo. Angelo could be at school. [We’re still friends] 100 percent. I respect him more than anyone.”
After finalizing their divorce, Adele opened up about weathering the “tough” breakup in the public eye.
“It was [difficult], but it was never really tricky because we’re such good friends. Over my dead body is my kid having a messy divorce in his life,” she told BBC in July 2022, four months after her divorce was finalized. “There are no issues and there were no issues, so I guess it was easier to make sure that didn’t happen. I was blessed with him and he’s just the best. I definitely approached it all with grace, and I think that really paid off.”
The “Rolling in the Deep” songstress, who moved on with sports agent Rich Paul, later noted that she could see herself having more children. “I definitely want more kids,” she shared with Elle in September 2022. “I’m a homemaker and I’m a matriarch, and a stable life helps me with my music.”
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