Adele Responds to Critique Over ‘Married’ Boyfriend Simon Konecki

When a star is riding high, it seems the press can get a bit fixated in finding a negative story to run with- and it’s harder to think of a celebrity that’s had a more successful year than singer Adele.

The British retro-songstress hit it big with her album “21,” a chronicle of heartbreak and despair. Her sultry voice and old-school compositions made Adele a hit in many genres, and the singer seems to have found love again in 36-year-old fellow Brit Simon Konecki. But soon headlines in her native England as well as the States blared “Adele’s Married Boyfriend!” and noted that Konecki has a 5-year-old daughter- essentially implying Adele is a husband-stealing homewrecker.

Most of the misleading headlines went on to an article in which it was explained that Konecki had split from his wife in 2010, and that the couple’s divorce was pending. (And if you’ve ever gone through the misfortune of requiring a divorce, you know the process can take a year or more from the point such action is filed in court.) So while the headline was in and of itself not an accurate representation, Adele has taken to her blog to clarify that even that version of events isn’t quite accurate, and that Konecki is indeed a free man.

Earlier today, Adele wrote to fans:

This is the first and last time I will comment on the details of my relationship with Simon. Contrary to reports and headlines in the press today, Simon is divorced and has been for 4 years. Everyone in our lives separately and together wish us nothing but the best, and vice versa. These are the facts. Take care and see you all in February xx

Hopefully, the matter will be put to bed for the Adele from here on in- but you? “Someone Like You” will be stuck in your head for the rest of the week.