Singer Adele Announces She Is Pregnant
Multi-award winning singer Adele has revealed she is pregnant with her first child.
The 24-year-old said on her official website that she and boyfriend Simon Konecki were “over the moon” at the news.
In a blog for fans, she wrote: “I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together.
“I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx.”
Konecki, who is divorced, is the chief executive officer of water charity Drop4Drop.
The couple reportedly met last summer and have been dating since January.
After she revealed the news, excited fans took to her website and Twitter to congratulate her.
Adele told the US magazine People in February that she was keen to “be a mum”.
“I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later,” she said.
The London-born singer had the world’s biggest-selling album last year with 21, which sold more than 17 million copies – with four million sold in the UK alone.
It is still in the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 album chart more than a year after its release.
It earned her six Grammys, two Brits and two Ivor Novello awards. It is thought to contain a number of songs written about a former boyfriend.