Adele and grime star Skepta rumoured to be dating

Skepta and Adele both grew up in Tottenham (Credit: PA/Getty)

Adele may have found love again - after reportedly going on a string of dates with grime star Skepta.

The Someone Like You singer announced her split from her husband Simon Konecki in April this year after eight years together.

Now The Sun newspaper has reported Adele, 31, is dating the 37-year-rapper - whose real name is Joseph Adenuga Jr - who hails from her home of Tottenham, North London.

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Adele ha confermato di essersi separata dal marito Simon Konecki. La coppia ha un figlio di sei anni, Angelo. Ed è a lui che è dedicata la breve dichiarazione congiunta diffusa dai due e riportata da moltissime testata statunitensi e del Regno Unito: "Adele e il suo compagno si sono separati. Ma rimangono impegnati a crescere insieme il loro figlio con amore. Come sempre chiedono che venga rispettata la loro privacy. Non ci saranno ulteriori commenti sulla vicenda", recita il comunicato diffuso. Adele e Simon, 45 anni, hanno iniziato a frequentarsi nel 2011 e il 29 giugno del 2012 hanno rivelato di aspettare il loro primo figlio, nato il 19 ottobre successivo. I due si erano poi sposati in gran segreto nel 2016 ma l'ufficialità la cantante l'aveva data solo nel 2017 durante i Grammy Awards, quando parlò per la prima volta di Simon come del "marito".  "A mio marito e mio figlio, siete le uniche persone per cui lo faccio", aveva detto dal palco commossa Adele, ringraziando per i premi ricevuti. Nello stesso anno, durante un concerto a Melbourne, parlando della hit 'Someone Like You', dedicata proprio al neo marito, era tornata sull'argomento. "Stavo tentando di ricordare come mi sentivo all'inizio della relazione che ha ispirato questa canzone" aveva affermato. "Un feeling che quando lo avverti per la prima volta è il miglior feeling che ti possa capitare sulla Terra e da cui sono diventata dipendente. Ovviamente si tratta di un feeling che non potrò più provare di nuovo, visto che ora sono sposata", aveva aggiunto tra gli applausi e le grida del pubblico.  Da allora la star londinese ha sempre custodito gelosamente ogni particolare della sua vita privata e familiare, proteggendo dall'attenzione dei media il piccolo Angelo.
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A source said: "Adele and Skepta have been there for each other a lot after both their relationships split up. They have a close bond and there's definitely a special connection.

"They're spending more and more time together. Some of their friends are hoping and predicting they could end up being a great couple one day."

Skepta and Adele both grew up in Tottenham (Credit: PA/Getty)The Skyfall singer - who has a son Angelo who was born in 2012 - reportedly attended Skepta's birthday celebrations at the Crystal Maze experience last month.

The pair have been friends for some time.

Skepta told ES Magazine in 2016: "Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check. She speaks to me about how things are going."

File photo dated 27/06/15 of singer Adele with her husband Simon Konecki. Adele has cited "irreconcilable differences" in her divorce from her husband, legal papers reveal.When the rapper won the Mercury Prize in 2016, Adele paid tribute to him on Instagram, posting a picture of Skepta captioned "Tottenham Boy" with a heart emoji. Skepta retweeted it with the words "love you" and an emoji of a red rose.

Three months later Skepta told the website IBTimes UK: "She gassed me up. One day I was just chilling and she [tweeted] a picture that said 'Tottenham boy' and she's from Tottenham as well.

"I was actually going to quit music that day, that was one of the sickest things ever. She's like the lady of Tottenham."

Adele married Konecki, a charity entrepreneur, in 2016 after five years of dating. They announced their split in April and she filed for divorce last month citing irreconcilable differences.

Yahoo UK has contacted representatives for Adele and Skepta for comment.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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