It looks like some congratulations are in order for everyone’s favorite British belter, as Adele confirmed at a recent concert in Brisbane, Australia that she and her long-time boyfriend Simon Konecki finally tied the knot and were officially man and wife. The pair have been together since 2011 and already have a son together, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that they went through with the paperwork portion of their relationship, but the announcement does confirm rumors that had been swirling for a few months.
At the Grammys in February, Adele referred to Konecki as her husband in one of her multiple acceptance speeches, but it would be easy to assume that Adele just used that word (versus “boyfriend) because that’s how she felt about her partner not because they actually went through with a marriage. But add to that the fact that the two love birds had also been wearing “those look like wedding rings” rings in public, and this public announcement was only a matter of time, really.
As can be seen in the below video, Adele’s announcement came just before her regular concert performance of her smash hit “Someone Like You” which naturally is about heartbreak and breakups.
“As bad as a breakup can be and as bitter and horrible and messy it can be, that feeling when you first fall for someone is the best feeling on Earth. I’m addicted to that feeling. Obviously I can’t go through with those feelings because I’m married now. I found my next person.”
Adele’s last album, 25, was her most upbeat album yet — although it wasn’t without some tearjerking tracks as well — and it wasn’t hard to make the connection between that semi-pivot creatively with her status in a happy and healthy relationship, rather than writing and recording songs fresh off a devastating breakup. Congratulations to her for “finding her person,” everyone else will just be over here listening to her songs and crying while we wait for someone to text us back for once.
(via The Los Angeles Times)