Adele and ex-husband Simon Konecki are thought to have finalised their divorce, two years after their split. The 32-year-old singer and the charity CEO, 46, are now “officially divorced” according to US Weekly who have reported that a judge signed off the settlement on Thursday, March 4.
The former couple, who are notoriously private, are yet to speak publicly over the development. Adele and Simon first met in 2011, and welcomed their son the following year.
There was intense speculation that they had secretly tied the knot in 2017 when they were spotted flashing wedding rings – with the star confirming the ceremony at the Grammy’s by referring to Simon as her ‘husband’ during her acceptance speech. It wasn’t to last, with her spokesperson confirming their relationship had ended in April, 2019 following a seven-year romance.
It has reported that mediators were forced to split the £140 million fortune that the couple had amassed.
The publication claims that Adele and Simon submitted a “judgement package” in February which stated that they “opted to determine rights to community property and debts through mediation”.
While Adele and Simon are said to have “represented themselves” in the case, the singer reportedly sought professional help to manage the terms of their divorce.
The Sun reported that while the split was thought to be amicable, mediators were used to agree certain parts of the divorce settlement.
The couple had a £34.7 million property portfolio among their £140 million fortune, which had been mostly made on the back of Adele’s hugely successful career, and the carving up of their assets and money needed careful management.
They had already agreed to have joint custody of their eight-year-old son Angelo.
A source told the publication: “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.”
The source added: “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.”
While Adele was earning £73,000-a-day from royalties, there wasn’t any suggestion that finances would be an issue in the divorce and that mediators were used to facilitate the terms rather than any dispute between the couple.
‘As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.’ Adele and Simon have stayed close since the split in a bid to co-parent Angelo, and reportedly live across the street from each other in LA. A source told People last year: ‘They are doing what’s best for Angelo. Her son is her world.’