Last Friday Adele took to an outdoor stage for the first time in five years to perform at London’s BST Hyde Park festival. It was a very special occasion for her because it took her back to her origins, the city where she was born and began performing in small venues, and in the audience there were also two people who were very important to her: the father of her only child and her new partner.
Simon Konecki and Rich Paul, her ex and current boyfriend, were sitting in the stands with actress Cameron Diaz and her husband Benji Madden. The two men seemed very comfortable in each other’s company and Adele’s former husband was seen smiling on several occasions as he watched the show. Paul, for his part, did not stop taking photos and videos with the mobile of his famous girlfriend in action.
The announcement that Adele and Simon had separated in 2019 came as a surprise because not even a year had passed since they had married in an intimate wedding after six years of relationship. However, the two have continued to maintain a very cordial treatment for the sake of their only son in common and a few hours after offering her concert, Adele assured that there is no tension between them when they spend time together.
“It was never too complicated because we are very good friends and my son is not going to live through a complicated divorce, on top of my dead body. We don’t have any problems, nor have we ever had, so it was easy because I am very lucky to have the two in my life. And Simon is the best. I tried to handle it all gracefully and it paid off,” he said on BBC Radio Four’s ‘Desert Island Discs’.
Regarding her courtship with Paul, Adele still does not confirm or deny the rumors about a possible commitment, but she has acknowledged in that same conversation that she would like to have more children, at least two.