Adele's Boyfriend Plans to Propose

Singer's beau was going to pop the question before they announced they are expecting their first child

Adele attends the BRIT Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London.
Jon Furniss/WireImage
July 3, 2012 9:45 AM ET

Adele's boyfriend of nearly a year, Simon Konecki, is planning to propose to the singer, following an announcement last week that the couple are expecting their first child together, Us Weekly reports.

"He was planning to propose anyway!" a source revealed to the magazine about Konecki, the 36-year-old co-founder of the U.K.-based bottled water company Life Water. Konecki divorced his first wife four years ago.

As for the ceremony, the insider also said that Adele, who was raised by a single mom, "wants a low-key affair where her mother gives her away." What the singer wants most of all, according to the source, is "to be a wife and mom."

Adele announced her pregnancy on her website last Friday with a note that read, "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."

Following a breakout 2011 with her album 21 selling 9.3 million copies to date, Adele has been on a break since October as she recovers from surgery needed to repair her vocal cords, which were damaged after repeated hemorrhaging.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

More Song Stories entries »