Adele reveals baby plans with Rich Paul after avoiding ‘messy divorce’ from ex-husband Simon Konecki

Adele revealed she wants 'a couple more kids' in her first interview since taking over Hyde Park with two soldout shows last weekend

Adele and Rich Paul's baby plans: singer talks about having more kids after son Angelo
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Adele has revealed that she'd like to have kids with her partner, Rich Paul, two years after she divorced Simon Konecki, the father of her only child. 

The British superstar shared her exciting baby plans on Sunday, in her first interview since her soldout Hyde Park shows pulsed Central London on July 1 and 2. 

Adele took to the stage on Friday after a nearly six-year-long hiatus from live performances, much to the delight of the 65,000-strong crowd and all the fans following the scenes from the outdoor concert on social media. 

The homecoming, which comes just a few months after Adele canceled her Las Vegas residency at the last minute, saw the Tottenham native belt out a two-hour-long setlist of new tracks from her latest album, 30, as well as all that classics off her three previous records, 25, 21 and 19. It also gave the 34-year-old an opportunity to update her fans on her personal life, after keeping a relatively low profile over the past few years. 


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Speaking on BBC Radio's Desert Island Discs on July 3, Adele shared fresh details about her plans for the future – which apparently includes a baby (or even two). At one point of the conversation, the Hello singer told host Lauren Laverne that she hopes to have more kids someday. 

"I definitely would like a couple more kids," she said. "It would be wonderful. If not, I’ve got Angelo." 

The Easy on Me singer is already the doting mother of nine-year-old Angelo Adkins, whom she shares with her ex-husband Simon Konecki. With the exception of his voice featuring on 30's third track, My Little Love, Adele's son has remained mostly out of the spotlight ever since he was born in 2012. He holds both UK and US citizenship and currently resides with his A-list mum in Beverly Hills. 


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Adele's boyfriend, Rich Paul, also has children, but unlike the Grammy-award-winner, has reportedly never been married. The US sports agent, whose oldest kid has already graduated high school, admitted it "was pretty tough" being "a young dad" and "growing a business" in a recent interview with E! News. The challenging experience, however, left him with valuable life lessons that would likely change how he'd parent his hypothetical future children. 

"But now looking as an older dad, if I was to have more kids, I’m looking forward to being a different dad," the 40-year-old revealed. 

As for Rich Paul's relationship with Adele's ex Simon, it appears the two men have managed to remain completely amicable with each other. 


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The American sports industry titan and the British charity CEO were even photographed sitting next to each other at Adele's Friday show in Hyde Park, suggesting there's no bad blood between the pair. 

"There are no issues and there were no issues," Adele said during her Desert Island Discs interview, adding that she is "blessed" to have her son and his father. 

"He’s just the best, you know," she said, referring to Simon. "And I definitely approached it all with grace and that really paid off.

"It was never really tricky because we’re such good friends and over my dead body is my kid having a messy divorce in his life.”

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.