Adele and grime star Skepta rumoured to be dating

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
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.

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.

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“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.”

Adele filed for divorce from husband Simon Konecki in September (Credit: PA)

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.”

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.

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“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.

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