Singer Adele has started dating rapper Skepta a little over a year after her divorce with husband Simon Konecki. Adele and Skepta have been close friends for several years, sharing a love of music, their hometown of Tottenham, and the experience of raising young children (Adele has a 8-year-old son, and Skepta has a 2-year-old daughter).

“Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check,” Skepta told the Evening Standard back in 2016. “She speaks to me about how things are going.”

Adele’s newly confirmed relationship follows a number of very public life updates for the star, who also recently revealed a drastic weight-loss transformation and hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time.

“There have been major challenges in her life and in the world,” a music-industry source told People. “She’s working her way around all of that and will introduce [her new album] when she’s ready. She’s doing well and feeling terrific.”

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