Adele and ex-husband Simon Konecki were 'living separate lives' for some time 1 year ago

Adele and ex-husband Simon Konecki were 'living separate lives' for some time

Adele and ex-husband Simon Konecki were "living separate lives" for some time

The 'Someone Like You' singer officially announced the split yesterday, saying that their relationship had ended but that they would continue to co-parent their son.

“Adele and her partner have separated," read a statement from Adele's representative.

“They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”

The Sun reports that amidst rumours that Adele and Konecki were having relationship trouble for the past while, the pair had been living separately for some time before ending things officially.

A source told the publication:

"This is a very sad situation - Adele and Simon had been living separate lives for some time.

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

The couple had always been extremely private about their relationship.

Their marriage was only confirmed during Adele's Grammys acceptance speech in 2017 when she described Simon as her husband.

Sharing a list of people she wanted to thank, she said:

"Grammys, I appreciate it. The academy, I love you. My manager, my husband and my son. You’re the only reason I do it. Thank you so much. Thank you very much to everybody".

It is thought that Adele and Simon were dating for five years before getting married in 2016.

Simon is an entrepreneur and CEO of Drop4Drop, a charity that campaigns for clean water to be made accessible globally.

They have one son together, Angelo.