Adele finalizes her divorce from Simon Konecki after a two-year battle over finances

The singer is worth $190m and it’s taken two years to agree on the split

Adele has finalized her divorce, Adele (R) and Simon Konecki attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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Adele has finalized her divorce from Simon Konecki after a two-year battle over their finances.

The multi-million-pound singer and Simon, who is CEO of Drop4Drop charity that provides drinking water to developing countries, split in April 2019 after more than seven years together.

But the singer and her ex, who split amicably, are said to have struggled to agree on how their finances would be divided up, until yesterday, Thursday 3rd March, when the settlement was finalized, bringing an end to their marriage.

Adele, 32, has spent the last two years in talks over finances but according to US Weekly magazine, the settlement was filed with a Los Angeles court last month and signed off by a judge yesterday.

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Adele and Simon Konecki at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 27, 2015 in Glastonbury, England

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The couple had already agreed to share the custody of their son Angelo, eight, and will divide up an estimated $190 million fortune.

The Someone Like You hit-maker started secretly dating Simon in 2011, keeping details of their relationship out of the public eye. But just four years later, Adele appeared more confident in sharing that she had ‘never been happier’. 

Speaking of Simon, now 46, at the time she gushed, ‘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.’

Rumours that the pair had split started circulating in 2019 when Simon turned up alone to the Brit Awards. Adele has a mansion in LA, plus properties in London’s plush area of Kensington and in Brighton in the UK.

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Meanwhile, the singer, who is estimated to have lost seven stone in recent months, has been linked to rapper Skepta following a playful exchange on social media and is said to be working on a new album but she is not expected to sing about her ex.

Simon and Adele represented themselves in the divorce case but chose to use mediators to reach the final financial settlement which is said to include an assessment of a £34.7 million property portfolio.

Adele ensured the divorce details would be kept private after successfully appealing to the court for a confidentiality agreement. And when they first split, a representative for the singer confirmed, "Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy.”

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life.

Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. Having spent the start of her career working on local newspapers and online, Selina spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she dug into hard news stories, conducted interviews, covered court reporting, features, and entertainment, whilst going to gigs in her spare time.

Whilst at the paper she was awarded an O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart through a successful newspaper campaign. Things like this are close to her heart when it comes to using journalism to make a positive difference in people's lives.

Selina later branched further into all things celebrity to became a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine, covering red carpet events, showbiz parties, and various launches before going freelance for two years. One of her biggest celebrity achievements - aside from generating celebrity exclusives - was interviewing Take That (including Robbie Williams) and bumping into Simon Cowell so much at events she told him 'I'm calling you my showbiz dad!'

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a senior reporter on Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, Woman's Weekly celebrity desk before branching online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first.

When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.