Adele reportedly has a new man in her life, and sources say things are “heating up” between them. She’s apparently been dating the rapper Skepta, who’s been her friend for several years.
Last September, Adele filed for divorce from her husband Simon Konecki, with whom she has an eight-year-old son named Angelo. Read on to find out more about her alleged new relationship.
Is Adele Dating Skepta?
A source told People that Adele, 32, is dating 38-year-old rapper Skepta, whose real name is Joseph Junior Adenuga. “They run in the same circles in London, and she’s having fun,” the source said.
Adele and Skepta have apparently bonded over music, their hometown of Tottenham in London, and parenting. Skepta has a 2-year-old daughter named River from a previous relationship.
Skepta said in a 2016 interview that he and Adele text “all the time,” and she “keeps me in check.” He added, “She speaks to me about how things are going.” Neither of them have confirmed a relationship, but rumors started last year.
The alleged couple was apparently spotted together last month at a virtual reality bar called OTHERWORLD in East London. According to witnesses, Adele was seen “screaming and laughing” during the night out. The two were joined by Jammer, who’s part of Skepta’s rap collective.
Who Is Adele’s Rumored Boyfriend Skepta?
Skepta started out as a DJ and was one of the founding members of the rap collective Boy Better Know in 2005. He released his first single “Rolex Sweep” in 2008, and has released five studio albums.
In 2016, Skepta won Best International Act: UK at the BET Awards. He was also nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards in 2017. His daughter River recently celebrated her second birthday. “Love you twin,” he wrote on Instagram.
If Adele and Skepta really are dating, we wonder if that will influence the tone of her upcoming new album. A source told People that she’s faced “challenges” working on the album, adding, “She’s working her way around all of that and will introduce it when she’s ready. She’s doing well and feeling terrific.”