Angelo Adkins is a celebrity kid. He is the first and only child of Award-winning British singer and songwriter Adele and her ex-husband, Simeon Konecki.
Angelo Adkins’s father was an investment banker and a philanthropist. However, Angelo stayed out of the spotlight.
Angelo Adkins’s parents parted ways. Despite the failed marriage, he is the main reason his parents maintain a cordial friendship.
How old is Adele’s son Angelo Adkins?
Angelo is the 10-year-old son of Adele and her ex-husband Simon Konecki.
The ex-couple welcomed their son a year after they began dating in 2012 and tied the knot in May 2016.
In September 2019, the pair filed for a divorce, finalized in 2020.
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When their separation was announced, a representative for Adele said: “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always, they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”
Adele and his ex reside close to each other in Beverly Hills, making it easy for them to co-parent Angelo.
When Angelo was three-years-old, Adele made it clear that she wanted him to be as grounded as possible despite her global fame.
The singer said in an interview: “I’m very self-conscious that I have a kid, and I don’t want him to be one of those who grow up being like ‘Driver, driver! I have no clean clothes!’ Well, have you washed them? I really don’t want him growing up like that. I’m very conscious of it.”
Adele’s Ex-Husband, Simon Konecki
Simon Konecki is a charity CEO and was born in April 1974.
He spent his early life in New York but then migrated with his family to London when he was 10 years old.
Although Simon and Adele have split, they remain on good terms.
In a new interview with Vogue, discussing the time before the divorce, Adele revealed: “I was just going through the motions and I wasn’t happy,”
“Neither of us did anything wrong. Neither of us hurt each other or anything like that. It was just: I want my son to see me really love, and be loved. It’s really important to me.”
She explained that she was just not happy in her relationship and didn’t want to end up “miserable” – which she admitted she could see herself being if she didn’t end the relationship.
“If I can reach the reason why I left, which was the pursuit of my own happiness,” she explained.
Does Adele reference her son Angelo Adkins in her new album?
Ahead of Adele’s new album release, she also opens up about how her son found the split “difficult” in the interview with Vogue.
She said: “If I can find that happiness and he sees me in that happiness, then maybe I’ll be able to forgive myself for it.”
She started writing her new album to open up to her son Angelo about his parent’s divorce.
“He has so many simple questions for me that I can’t answer, because I don’t know the answer. Like, Why can’t we still live together? That’s just not what people do when they get divorced. But why not? I’m like, I don’t f***ing know,”
She told Vogue: “That’s not what society does. And: Why don’t you love my dad anymore? And I’d be like, I do love your dad. I’m just not in love. I can’t make that make sense to a nine-year-old.”
While most of the songs on her upcoming album will reflect on her breakup, she explained it’s not a divorce album: “He’s not one of my exes. He’s the dad of my child,”
“It was more me divorcing myself. Just being like, B*tch, f***in’ hot mess, get your f***in’ sh*t together!”
Adele Shared a Cute Story About Her Son
It’s impossible to accept that the first time Angelo saw his mom sing live was at the Adele One Night Only taping last October, but she disclosed that little tidbit during the special when she gave him a shout-out. “This is the first time that my son has ever seen me perform,” she said on the show. “It’s the absolute honor of my life to have you here tonight, baby.”
Adele shared a hilarious story about her son discovering that his mom was well-known through her Instagram account. “Then he was like, ‘People really like you,” she told Oprah Winfrey. “He’s starting to get it a little bit, but not really.”
When he went to Taylor Swift’s concert with the singer, it began to sink in more that his mom might be super famous. “Because he used to come to my stadium shows for my rehearsals and it’d be empty. He’s like, ‘So many people come to her shows,’ cause I’d make him leave before they all arrived,” she explained. “It was so cute and so funny.”
Adele Wrote a Song “Remedy” About Her Son in 2015
When Adele was writing her third album, 25, she didn’t want to make it all about Angelo because “all my fans aren’t parents,” she explained while giving an interview to a newspaper.
But the newspaper defines the single “Remedy,” on the album as “a maternal love song” that became a highlight track after her producer, Ryan Tedder, came up with the title and the melody. “She immediately said, ‘This is about my kid,” Mr. Tedder said. “That unlocked the whole lyric. And it was done, written and recorded that day.” Adele confirmed with Rolling Stone that Angelo was the inspiration for the single, “I wrote it about my child. But I sang it for everyone that I really love. When I wrote it, I got my confidence back in my writing ’cause I believed in myself.”