Adele and Simon Konecki confirmed their split on Friday after an eight-year relationship and three-year marriage.
And the superstar singer, 30, reportedly plans to base herself in London to be close to her mother and so her six-year-old son Angelo can have a British education.
The Tottenham-born singer, who has an estimated fortune of £145 million, flew into the UK three weeks ago to spend time with her mum, Penny Adkins.
Split: Adele, 30, confirmed her split with Simon Konecki on Friday after an eight-year relationship and three-year marriage and plans to be based in London
In their separation statement, the pair said they were ‘committed’ to raising their son together ‘lovingly’ and are believed to have split amicably.
Adele, who is thought to be recording a new album in New York, has been with Konecki, who is 14 years her senior, since October 2011.
Despite this, rumours about their rocky relationship have plagued the couple for years.
In 2014, it was claimed that Konecki had moved out of their London home and into his bachelor pad in Brighton.
Adele eventually responded to the reports on Twitter, writing: ‘Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays & all the best for 2015! PS Simon & I are still very much together, don’t believe what you read x.’
Rumours: Speculation about the pair’s rocky relationship have plagued the couple for years. In June 2014 the couple were snapped having an argument outside London celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse
Former couple: It was rumoured the couple had a rocky relationship, with Konecki moving out their London home in 2014
Gone separate ways: The couple were last seen together backstage at an Elton John concert in LA on January 25
However, the pair were photographed in June that year having an argument outside London celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse.
And it was revealed the couple began preparing for their split months ago, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The singer and Konecki, an Eton-educated philanthropist, began separating their business affairs in February.
Legal documents show Adele, 30, signed over a £500,000 house in Los Angeles to Konecki, whose charity water business is based in the city.
A statement released by her PR team early yesterday announced that Adele and former investment banker Konecki, 44 – who she once described as her ‘perfect man’ – were no longer together.
Woes: It emerged the singer signed over a £500,000 house in Los Angeles to Konecki in months prior to the split
Relationship: It is understood that Adele is being comforted by her friends, including Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence
‘Adele and her partner have separated,’ the statement said. ‘They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.’
The Someone Like You star signed over the £500,000 property in the middle-class Van Nuys suburb, a half-hour drive from the couple’s £10 million Beverly Hills mansion, two months ago.
Legal papers show the property changed hands under an ‘intrafamily transfer’, which gifted Konecki the house.
The property is the registered base of Mammoth Water Resources, a company owned by Konecki who also runs a charity called Drop4Drop.
Split: Sources insist the separation is ‘unlikely’ to turn nasty and both will want to focus on being good parents to their son
During their marriage, they split their time between their gated Beverly Hills home, a £40 million property in Kensington, West London, and another home in Brighton.
The couple were last seen together backstage at an Elton John concert in LA on January 25.
Sources insist the separation is ‘unlikely’ to turn nasty.
‘Simon’s not like that. He’s got his own money. His only concern now is that he and Adele remain the best parents they can be to Angelo,’ one insider told The Mail on Sunday.
It is understood that Adele is being comforted by her friends, including Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence with whom she was spotted partying in a New York gay bar in March.
On the rocks: During their marriage, they split their time between Beverly Hills home, Kensington, West London, and another home in Brighton (pictured at the Grammy Awards in 2017)
Highly secretive about her romance with Konecki, Adele only confirmed the pair had married in 2016 when she referred to him as her ‘husband’ on stage at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
During a tearful Album of the Year acceptance speech, she said: ‘My husband, my son, you’re the only reason I do it.’
In a handful of interviews, Adele has gushed about her love for Konecki who she has credited with helping her recover from vocal cord surgery in 2011.
‘He’s wonderful and he’s proud of me but he doesn’t care about what I do or what other people think,’ she once said.
‘He looks after me. I don’t think I would have gotten through the recovery for my surgery if it hadn’t been for him.’
‘Separate lives’: And now it has been reported that Adele and Simon had been ‘living separate lives for years’ and ‘accepted that something just isn’t going to work’ (pictured 2017)
More recently, the singer spoke of her longing to expand her family.
‘My womb is starting to ache a little bit,’ she said. ‘It’s like, ‘Baby, baby, baby. Need a baby.’ I’m not pregnant. I won’t get pregnant until the end of the tour.’
Konecki was previously married to stylist Clary Fisher. They have a nine-year-old daughter and split in 2010. He met Adele the following year, after reportedly being introduced by Ed Sheeran.
Social media erupted at the news of Adele’s separation from her husband with many fans rejoicing that the split may inspire her to complete her fourth album – the singer’s songs of heartbreak are a hallmark of her multi-million selling 19, 21 and 25 albums.
‘Adele and her husband just separated. Music charts, get ready for the world’s greatest breakup album ever… again! #Adele #divorce,’ one fan wrote on Twitter.
Key moments in the couple’s VERY private relationship
2011 – Couple start dating
January 2012 – First pictured together on holiday in Florida
June 2012 – 24-year-old Adele announced she was expecting her first child, confirming the news on her blog
October 2012 – The couple’s son, Angelo was born on October 19. Adele would later describe motherhood as ‘hard but phenomenal’
2014 – Adele took a break from performing following the enormous success of her 2011 album 21, and her Oscar win for the theme from James Bond film Skyfall
December 2014 – Rumours swirl that couple have split. Singer denies reports in rare public statement on Twitter, writing: ‘Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays & all the best for 2015! PS Simon & I are still very much together, don’t believe what you read x’
2016 – Couple marry in secret
2017 -Adele announces marriage while picking up the Grammy for album of the year in February 2017