Adele's Divorce Deal Included A Clause About Her Music
By Peyton Blakemore
February 4, 2021
While fans may be used to Adele singing about her heartbreak, the "Send My Love" singer's upcoming album won't feature songs about her recent divorce or her ex-husband.
According to The Sun, the "Hello" singer agreed to not write songs about Simon Konecki in order to protect the former couple's eight-year-old son, Angelo.
"Heartbreak has helped Adele shift records over the years but this split is quite different," a source told the outlet. "They're both aware their son Angelo should be protected and that's why Adele has agreed not to sing about their relationship."
The insider added, "Her new album will have a different sound anyway, so it hasn't bothered her too much that Simon quietly expected her to keep their relationship out of her music."
News of Adele's divorce clause comes weeks after multiple outlets reported that she and Simon finally filed their divorce agreement. The exes are now waiting for a judge to sign the agreement, which will officially dissolve their marriage.
The 32-year-old singer and the 46-year-old CEO announced their split in April 2019 after seven years together. "Adele and her partner have separated," Adele's representatives said in a statement to the Associated Press at the time. "They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment."
The 15-time Grammy award-winning singer officially filed for divorce from Simon five months later, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. The divorce filing also showed that both parties wanted joint custody and visitation of their son and planned to negotiate their custody agreement in mediation. The divorce filing additionally noted that they planned to use a mediator to determine spousal support and separation of their assets and properties.
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