Adele and Simon Konecki have reportedly finalised their divorce nearly two years after their split.
The Someone Like You hitmaker, 32, and charity CEO, 46, are now said to be ‘officially divorced’ after a judge signed off on the settlement on Thursday, according to US Weekly.
It comes following reports that Adele was forced to use mediators to split up her £140million ($190million) fortune during proceedings.
The publication claims that the singer and charity CEO submitted a ‘judgement package’ last month in which the former couple ‘opted to determine rights to community property and debts through mediation’.
‘Finalised’: Adele and Simon Konecki have reportedly finalised their divorce nearly two years after their split (pictured in 2013)
Adele and Simon are said to have ‘represented themselves’ in the case.
MailOnline has contacted Adele’s representatives for comment.
The former couple announced they were going their separate ways in April 2019, with Adele filing court documents five months later.
In April 2020, Adele’s request to keep the details of her divorce private was granted by a court in LA.
‘Officially divorced’: The Someone Like You hitmaker, 32, pictured last year, and charity CEO, 46, are now said to be ‘officially divorced’ after a judge signed off on the settlement on Thursday, according to US Weekly
Reports: It comes following reports that Adele was forced to use mediators to split up her £140 million fortune during proceedings (Adele and Simon pictured in 2017)
In January, it was claimed that Adele was forced to use mediators to split up her £140 million fortune during her divorce from Simon.
The singer reportedly enlisted help to manage the terms of her settlement, which was finally filed earlier that month, two years after she split from the charity CEO.
Sources told The Sun that despite Adele and Simon’s breakup originally staying amicable, they had to use mediators to agree certain terms to their settlement.
It’s thought a majority of the disputes stemmed from dividing up the Hello hitmaker’s £140 million ($190 million) fortune, including their impressive £34.7m ($47.4m) property portfolio, after they agreed on joint custody of their son Angelo, eight.
A source said: ‘They made it very clear they didn’t want to set lawyers on each other but the process hasn’t been exactly straightforward all the same. The priority was making sure they did right by their son, Angelo.
‘The first thing they agreed on was sharing custody, and since then it has been about dividing up the rest of their marital finances fairly.
Package: The publication claims that the singer and charity CEO submitted a ‘judgement package’ last month in which the former couple ‘opted to determine rights to community property and debts through mediation’ (Adele and Simon pictured in 2017)
‘Fortunately they have managed to get there without an explosive public court case, slanging matches or scandalous claims about each other, and that gives them the best possible chance of staying on good terms in the future.’
MailOnline contacted representatives of Adele for comment at the time.
Prior to this, it was reported by Us Weekly that Adele, who has lost 100lbs since their split, and Simon filed the terms of their divorce settlement with the court on Friday, January 15.
Although Adele and Simon had finished their work to finalise the divorce at the time, a judge had to sign off on the paperwork before their marriage could officially end.
But despite Adele’s mammoth fortune, earning £73k ($82k)-a-day in royalties alone, insiders claim there was never going to be a nasty fall-out with them over finances.
While not quite in the same league, former Etonian Simon has his own money and is reportedly worth around £2m ($2.7m) in his own right. It has been reported they did not even sign a pre-nuptial agreement before they wed.
After becoming a foreign exchange broker, Simon invested in his self built Broker association and then built Drop4Drop, a charity which funds sustainable clean water solutions to countries that need it most.
It has been reported that the pair, who were married for three years and together for eight, were keen to avoid a nasty ‘Hollywood style’ divorce which would ‘drag on for years.’
Sources previously insisted the separation was ‘unlikely’ to turn nasty. An insider told the Mail On Sunday: ‘Simon’s not like that. He’s got his own money after investing in his self built Broker association.
‘His only concern now is that he and Adele remain the best parents they can be to Angelo.’
In fact, it was revealed in May 2019, that Adele had splashed out on a £8.53million Beverly Hills home just feet away from her Simon’s pad in order that they can co-parent their son.
Split: Adele and Simon announced they were going their separate ways in April 2019, with Adele filing court documents five months later (pictured in 2012)
Adele began dating Simon in 2011, and in October 2012 they welcomed their son Angelo Adkins, now eight years old, before later marrying in secret in 2016.
Konecki was previously married to stylist Clary Fisher. They have a ten-year-old daughter and split in 2010. He met Adele the following year, after reportedly being introduced by Ed Sheeran.
The former couple announced they were going their separate ways in April 2019, with Adele filing court documents five months later.
Adele’s representative said in a statement in April 2019: ‘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.’
At the time they announced their separation, a source close to the couple claimed that their relationship had changed rapidly into a platonic arrangement.
They told US Weekly at the time: ‘Their relationship evolved and they became more like friends than lovers. They realised the romantic love was no longer there. They’re disappointed, but it just didn’t work out.’
The pair will share custody of their son Angelo, but ‘financial, sales or other confidential business information’ regarding the proceedings will not be publicly available.’
Adele and Simon had split their time between a gated mansion in Los Angeles, a £40million ($44million) property in Kensington and another home in Brighton.
Back in 2012 she bought a mews house in Kensington, for £5.65million ($7m) before purchasing the house next door for £5.38million ($6.6m) with plans to knock the two through in order to give her extra space.
In 2019, Adele raked in nearly £23,000 a day despite not releasing a record or going on a tour. She made a staggering £8.6million profit last year after taxes, which works out to £23,719 a day.
According to The Sun, she has two companies which look after her royalties and album sales. The first is Melted Stone Ltd which makes a net profit of £483,546 while Melted Stone Publishing Ltd makes £8,173,994.
The publication also reported that her balance sheets lodged at Companies House comes to nearly £41million – making her one of the richest women in entertainment.
Adele’s fortune is continuing to sky-rocket, with Adele making nearly £18million from her business without stepping foot into the recording studio in the last two years.
The talented songstress – whose last album was called, 25, in 2015 – has her fortunes estimated at £65million in 2016. At the time, she was the second highest paid woman in music.
It was also reported that Adele raked in a whopping £142million profit from her 15-month world tour, which kicked off in 2016.
Records revealed that the singer’s company, Remedy Touring LLP, made the hefty sum from both ticket and merchandise sales – but that Adele paid herself £42million.
According to The Sun, the hitmaker’s company made close to £70million profit during the Adele Live – with the remaining funds covering the tour’s costs.
The sums mean Adele made almost £1million per show, having performed 121 dates between February 2016 and June 2017 in Europe, North America and Oceania.
Notoriously private, Adele first referenced her marriage at the 2017 Grammys, where she confirmed they had married by acknowledging Simon as her husband.
After she collected the Album of the Year gong, 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.’
But it was clear all was not well when Simon attended the Brit Awards two months before they announced their split in 2019, without Adele by his side, instead choosing to attend with friend, EastEnders star, Sid Owen.
Adele’s no show – having previously been a staple at the awards – was said to have been a clear indicator that all was not well between the pair.
A source said: ‘The Brits were confirmation in a way. Everyone was hoping Adele would come but she stayed away. Things had already broken down for a while.
Simon’s company sponsored the event and he hosted a table. The source continued: ‘There were whispers running up to the Brits that Adele and Simon’s relationship was over, but Simon was in such a good mood at the party, everyone hoped it wasn’t true,’ said the friend.
The couple’s last joint appearance had been a month earlier at an Elton John concert in LA.
It was claimed that the pair’s ‘unconventional relationship’ had worked for some time, in the end they were ‘barely together’.
Adele was said to have enjoyed being stateside while Simon preferred to be in the UK with family and friends, combined with work trips which took him away from his wife.
The star had a night out with Jennifer Lawrence, 30, in New York in March 2016, where she was seen doing shots at a gay bar.
It was claimed the night out was a ‘divorce party’ for the star, as she looked forward to the future, with Jennifer also celebrating her engagement to Cooke Maroney.
In 2014, there were rumours of trouble when it was claimed that Konecki had moved out of their London home and into his bachelor pad in Brighton.
Adele eventually responded to the reports on Twitter, writing: ‘Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays & all the best for 2015! PS Simon & I are still very much together, don’t believe what you read x.’
However, the pair were photographed in June that year having an argument outside London celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse.
Over the years, Adele gushed about her love for Konecki who she has credited with helping her recover from vocal cord surgery in 2011.
She said: ‘He’s wonderful and he’s proud of me but he doesn’t care about what I do or what other people think. He looks after me. I don’t think I would have gotten through the recovery for my surgery if it hadn’t been for him.’
She told Matt Lauer on his NBC Today show in 2015, that she had ‘never been happier’.
‘And I’ve never been healthier. So I’m good,’ she added, while promoting the chart-topping follow-up to her previous smash hit album 21.
Adele went on: ‘Being in such an amazing relationship with someone that’s so there for me and so loyal and is really part of my core now, that’s what made me write about everything I’ve ever done, because I’ve got his love.’
In 2015, Adele gave a rare interview about motherhood and said having a child had allowed her to change her pace.
She told SiriusXM host Jenny Eliscu: ‘I found it quite constant before I had him, and now he really slows the world down for me, which I appreciate,
‘And just the out-of-body experience of loving someone so much, regardless of anything.’
She continued: ‘I do have body image problems for sure, but I don’t let them rule my life at all. And there are bigger issues going on in the world than how I might feel about myself.’
The singer bravely admitted to suffering from post-natal depression after the birth of her son in an interview with Vanity Fair back in 2016.
When asked if she plans to have another baby, Adele said she didn’t think so, explaining: ‘I’m too scared. I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me… I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant.’
Since her separation, Adele has revealed her dramatic 100lb weight loss during rare public outings and was said to have spent thousands on skimpy outfits.
Meanwhile, it was previously claimed that the Skyfall hitmaker has ‘been pouring her heart and soul’ into her comeback album and found music ‘like therapy’ after the end of her marriage.
A source said: ‘Adele is pouring her heart and soul into this record, including how she feels post-divorce
‘She’s been a fan of Raphael since she was a teenager and loves his back catalogue. She wants her next album to be full of soul, with a more eclectic sound.’
Her third studio album, 25, was released in 2015, and fans have eagerly awaited new music in the five years since.
She was later linked to British musician Skepta, 38, real name Joseph Junior Adenuga Jr – who became a father in 2018.
As well as being linked with Adele, Skepta was reportedly dating supermodel Naomi Campbell, 49, for a few months up until April 2018.
And in October 2020, it was reported that things were ‘heating up’ between Adele and the star, one year after the musicians were first linked.
But Adele shut down the rumours she was dating the rapper as she told fans she’s a ‘(single) cat lady,’ in an Instagram caption.
Alongside a photograph of herself on Saturday Night Live, the Hello songstress first praised all those involved in her successful hosting gig, before ensuring she not-so-subtly confirmed her relationship status.
‘Lindsay my sister for life, Maya my comedy and Mama hero! Plus the so up for it audiences at both the dress rehearsal and live show!
‘I did it for the joy of it and I hope you got some from it too! Good luck with the election America I love you so much. Look after each other and go easy on yourselves. Happy Halloween!
‘I’m going back to my cave now to be the (single) cat lady that I am! Peace out til next year.’
Her not-so-subtle words came a month after Adele and the Grime artist, who she is good friends with, were spotted having a wild night out in east London the month before.
Key moments in the Adele’s VERY private relationship
2011 – Couple start dating
January 2012 – First pictured together on holiday in Florida
June 2012 – 24-year-old Adele announced she was expecting her first child, confirming the news on her blog
October 2012 – The couple’s son, Angelo was born on October 19. Adele would later describe motherhood as ‘hard but phenomenal’
2014 – Adele took a break from performing following the enormous success of her 2011 album 21, and her Oscar win for the theme from James Bond film Skyfall
December 2014 – Rumours swirl that couple have split. Singer denies reports in rare public statement on Twitter, writing: ‘Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays & all the best for 2015! PS Simon & I are still very much together, don’t believe what you read x’
2016 – Couple marry in secret
2017 -Adele announces marriage while picking up the Grammy for album of the year in February 2017
April 2019 – Adele’s representative said in a statement: ‘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.’
October 2020 – The singer was linked to British Grime Artist Skepta, 38 but she insists she is single
November 2020 – She shows off her incredible 100lb / seven stone weight loss
January 2021 – The couple reach a divorce settlement yet a judge is still required to sign off the final paperwork to make things official