Giggling, screaming about the music, dancing on Kylie Minogue and playing games with her best friend from the A-list, singer Adele sang last month in the gay bar Pieces in Greenwich Village, New York.
Apparently she and Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence celebrated Lawrence's engagement with Cooke Maroney, a New York-based art gallery director.
Adele, 30, participated in an onstage game show organized by drag queen Brita Filter and told clients that she was a & # 39; stay-at-home mom & # 39; used to be. Jennifer Lawrence, 28, punished her for & # 39; losing & # 39; from a drinking game.
Different paths: Adele – who was pictured on a girl's night with actress Jennifer Lawrence in March – is said to have been in the States, while Simon preferred to be close to home
Adele and Jennifer Lawrence have fun at Piece & # 39; s Bar in New York while they sing along with tunes and watch a drag queen act
It now appears that what they were actually scheduling was the end of Adele & # 39; s marriage and her relaunch as an (extraordinarily) eligible singleton. According to one report & # 39; the girls have the same dark sense of humor that makes them think it was funny & # 39 ;.
Just days after enjoying the party, Adele was seen in a recording studio in New York without a wedding ring. She is now free from an ill-considered union with Old Etonian charity boss Simon Konecki.
Party-loving Simon is 15 years old and says he is impressed by fame. They met in 2011, after they were introduced by British singer Ed Sheeran, and a year later had son Angelo who went to LA from London. They married in 2017.
Split: the couple – who share the six-year-old son Angelo – announced the split on Friday (photo 2013)
About: Adele and Simon Konecki are said to have gone their own way before Christmas and are heading for a £ 145 million divorce battle, The Mirror reports (they were the last to be presented together at an Elton John concert in LA this January year)
The first rumors of problems flew when Simon arrived without Adele in February for the Brit Awards. Their last public appearance was in January, during a concert by her good friend Sir Elton John.
Adele, blunt of an error, was initially blinded by Simon & # 39; s & # 39; glare & # 39; and education. In an interview with Vanity Fair in December 2016, she said: & All my relationships are more important to me than any tour I will ever do. If my relationship with Simon or my relationship with Angelo started to freeze up, I would stop my tour. & # 39;
However, by the time they were finally married, together for five years, sources say that romance was already in crisis.
& # 39; It was one of those marriages that went wrong from the start & # 39 ;, a source said.
& # 39; Individual lives & # 39 ;: and now it has been reported that Adele and Simon have been leading a separate life for years & # 39; and & # 39; accepted that something just wouldn't work & # 39; (photo 2017)
Split: rumors about the tense state of marriage of the couple began swirling after charity. Entrepreneur Simon, 45, came to the Brit Awards this year in February without the singer, 30, by his side (photo 2017)
Generous: just a few hours after the announcement, when fans of iconic singer flooded Twitter while awaiting the album, a report came out claiming that Adele had donated her home in Los Angeles to her from her deceased husband, months before they split announced
They seem to be split during Christmas, after a miserable and usually separate year. And 12 months before that – their first year of marriage – apparently wasn't much better either.
& # 39; They've been trying for years, but in the end you have to accept that something doesn't work, & # 39; said a source.
By the time Adele had the 30-year Titanic-themed birthday party in May 2018, the wedding set out for his own iceberg.
Adele invited her friends who all look like her – young, lion-like creatives from her showbiz circle. Actor Aaron Paul, producer Mark Ronson and film director Sam Taylor-Johnson joined others, including actress Emma Stone, to touch her health.
Heartache: The singer's representatives said on Friday evening: & # 39; Adele and her partner are divorced. They do everything to raise their son with love. As always, they ask for privacy. & # 39; (Photo 2012)
What was the problem? It seems that Simon & # 39; the wrong man & # 39; was for Adele, who is famous in show business for her attitude of non-prisoners. Her father, for example, was brutally criticized from the stage of the Grammy Awards in 2016 when she said she simply did not & # 39; love & # 39 ;.
She gave the finger to the & # 39; grab & # 39; with the British. She deleted an expensive recorded album and closed songs written with Phil Collins because she thought they were wrong.
One source of a record company sighed that because of Adele & # 39; the plate 25 was reset more often than the hairline of Cher & # 39; and that anything less than perfect is not good enough for her.
And finally it was the man she once said that she was her & # 39; soul mate and best friend & # 39; used to be.
Rumors: A source told the website: & # 39; The British were in a way a confirmation. Everyone hoped that Adele would come, but she stayed away. Things had failed for a while & # 39; (pictured with friend Sid in 2012)
Raised by her single mother Penny in a succession of cave-like flats in South London, the British school leaver Adele made it alone, on her own terms.
The singer is far away from the first pop star to discover that after the tour the shine comes from domestic life. After experiencing worldwide admiration, everything is a comedown.
Adele, who can be quirky, is completely driven by her need for total creative freedom – and, of course, her love for her son. Simon simply became & # 39; irrelevant & # 39 ;.
Simon was the grandson of a Polish radio operator and also had obligations in the UK, where he has a teenage daughter at his first marriage, which lives in Brighton. He also travels to South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique, where his clean water charity is the most active.
Row: in June 2014, the couple was seen rowing in the Chiltern Firehouse
Oh honey: the couple seemed tense when they spit on the street
Their lives have undoubtedly deviated. Living in her huge £ 7 million LA mansion, Adele found it easier to get along with young music stars without him – he didn't come with her to see Taylor Swift or Drake in concert recently. Both stars are also her personal friends.
And when she started to build a happier life as a solo powerhouse, she was supported by the new best friend Jennifer Lawrence, another big believer in bluntness of your speech. By chance, Jennifer had her own, much older, great director, Darren Aronofsky.
He was 48 and she was 27 when they were together. They split at the end of 2017, with Lawrence blaming the age gap and the fact that they & # 39; different people & # 39; goods.
It seems that Jennifer fully supported – and could tolerate her own experiences – in the desire of the singer to come out of a relationship that cut her wings.
Some reports in the US suggest that Jennifer told Adele that ill-fated Simon was a way to get a more & # 39; positive & # 39; to live life. She is now encouraging Adele to continue losing weight and make her think of the possibility of finding new love.
The big negative of course comes with a settlement for Simon. There was no marriage acceptance and Adele is worth more than £ 140 million. If they divorce in California, he could go after 50 percent of her fortune. Some reports at the weekend suggested that the money would be settled amicably.
Other observers believe this is unlikely because Adele is famous for fiercely protecting her earnings (She noted in 2011: & # 39; When I received my tax assessment, I was ready to buy a gun and open fire randomly . & # 39;)
Talented: Adele released her latest album, 25, in 2015 (right). It debuted at number one in 32 countries, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time with more than 22 million copies sold worldwide. Break-up album: 21 (left) is Adele's second studio album and was released in January 2011
The fact that she signed a house in February in the Van Nuys district of LA to Simon confirms this state of affairs. The suburban home has a value of £ 488,000. She has two other glorious houses in LA, the mansion and a beach house worth £ 5 million. He has received the third best feature.
They also shared adjoining stables houses in West London, although apparently Adele now spends a few weeks with her mother in South London. Where she will settle to raise Angelo, five, remains to be seen.
What about Simon? He is the son of Andrew and Rosemary Konecki – living in Vevey, Switzerland, where the income tax is up to 11.5 percent. They also have a £ 1 million vacation home in Boca Raton, Florida.
The middle of three children, Simon was sent to Eton (cost, £ 30,000 a year). He left when he was 14. Simon was placed in the boarding school of history teacher David Evans, who was in Cambridge with part of the Monty Python team. The house had a bad reputation for behaving and it seemed that Simon was a perfect fit.
Amicable: Sources insist that the divorce & # 39; unlikely & # 39; is to become unpleasant. & # 39; Simon is not like that. He has his own money. His only concern now is that he and Adele remain the best parents they can be for Angelo, & # 39; an insider told The Mail on Sunday (pictured at the Grammy Awards 2013)
At the age of 17 he had started his first job as a foreign exchange broker. He later recalled how he was wearing a pin-striped suit with red braces on the interview (& # 39; inspired by the Wall Street movie & # 39;).
He added: & # 39; They took me to the pub and then went away for hours with the mickey. But I got the job. & # 39; While working in the City, his nickname was Swampy thanks to his & # 39; long hair and Leftie views & # 39 ;. (Swampy was an environmentalist who was briefly known in the 1990s.)
Stints at Lehman Brothers and investment holding EBS followed. In 2004, Simon had fallen in love with and married Clary Fisher, a striking fashion stylist from Swindon, Wiltshire.
She had studied costume at Bristol Old Vic and adapted to the London College Of Fashion. She then worked as a stylist for TV and fashion shows and music bands.
The young couple first went home just off The Highway in East London before moving to Flask Walk, one of Hampstead's most coveted addresses.
Extrovert Simon made friends with EastEnder's actor Sid Owen and Playboy heir Lucas White. It was a fast crowd – the deceased Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was also on the fringes of the stage.
In 2005, disappointed by banking, Simon left the city.
In an interview he said: & # 39; I did well and made a lot of money, but I got tired of that greedy and corrupt world. & # 39;
Apart: It was also claimed that although the & # 39; unconventional relationship & # 39; of the couple had been working for quite some time, they finally & # 39; barely together & # 39; were (pictured on the 2012 Grammy & # 39; s)
In 2006, after giving up his job, Clary had the first child, a daughter, Georgie, and left London for Brighton.
There Simon founded the & # 39; ethical & # 39; Life Water company, which sold mineral water from English bottles.
What distinguished his activities was the collaboration with a charity Drop4drop, which would provide clean drinking water in developing countries – at a speed of 1,000 liters of clean water for every liter of mineral water sold.
Simon was looking for celebrity approvals, including making friends with Stephen Fry. But as he devoted more and more time to business, his marriage broke.
A former neighbor, who speaks on condition of anonymity, remembers that the marriage of the Koneckis had fallen apart in bitterness.
She said: & Even when they first entered the house in Brighton, Clary was not happy. She told me they just moved because Simon wanted to be close to his family and he had failed as an investment banker in London.
Outing: The star remained low while she walked in NYC in March 2019
& # 39; She often spoke negatively about Simon & # 39; s parents because they would save him a lot. She often complained that they had no money and that everything they had went into his water company.
& # 39; In the summer, when we had the doors open, you could hear them rowing in the kitchen. & # 39;
By 2009, according to the neighbor, Clary was alone in the house with their daughter. In 2011 he met Adele.
What is the future for the singer? She has rejected proposals to hold a lucrative residency in Las Vegas because she believes she really doesn't need the money and doesn't want to raise Angelo in Nevada.
I was told she wants more & # 39; to return & # 39; and that her charity work for the fire victims of the Grenfell Tower will continue. In the longer term, she sees herself doing more philanthropic work in London – as Sir Elton John admires.
One of Adele & # 39; s example models is former First Lady Michelle Obama, whom she met last week during her British book presentation.
Adele was also in the recording studio in New York and her many fans are excited about their next part of her music.
Whether it's an album full of heartbreak – or something happier – has yet to happen.
Key moments in the VERY private relationship of the couple
2011 – Couple starts dating
January 2012 – First pictured together on vacation in Florida
June 2012 – 24-year-old Adele announced that she was expecting her first child, and confirmed the news on her blog
October 2012 – The son of the couple, Angelo, was born on October 19. Adele later described motherhood as & # 39; hard but phenomenal & # 39;
2014 – Adele took a break from performing after the huge success of her album 21 from 2011, and her Oscar won for the theme of James Bond movie Skyfall
December 2014 – Rumors swirl that couple have split. Singer denies messages in a rare public statement on Twitter and writes: & # 39; Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays & the best for 2015! PS Simon & I are still very together, do not believe what you read x & # 39;
2016 – Married couple secretly
2017 – Adele announces the wedding while collecting the Grammy for album of the year in February 2017