Social media has flooded with reactions to news of Adele’s separation from husband Simon Konecki this afternoon, but it’s not exactly been an outpouring of sympathy.
The acclaimed artist’s representatives confirmed the pair called it quits over over the weekend, with a source quoted by The Sun claiming the announcement comes after an extended separation.
“This is a very sad situation – Adele and Simon had been living separate lives for some time,” the source is quoted as saying
“It was well known amongst their friends that this time they simply were not going to sort it out.”
The 15-time Grammy winner is an international icon for her moving ballads, and has an enormous fan base to show for it.
Following news of the separation those fans took to social media with what has since been slammed as highly ‘insensitive’ reactions to the news.
Adele is getting a divorce?! NEW ALBUM! pic.twitter.com/uFizn4sk9S
— Pronounce Minneapolis 📸🇰🇳 (@bjon_bbttr) April 20, 2019
— 🍋🍋 (@ImSoGayyyyyyyyy) April 20, 2019
Renowned for her heartbreak-based ballads, fans are clearly hanging out for a new album in the wake of the news, but the lack of sympathy on show has left many feeling disgusted.
Many have slammed the reaction fans light-hearted reactions to her news, labelling it ‘insensitive’ and ‘heartless’.
Swear to god news of Adele ain’t even 0 secs old yet and y’all all in y’all feelings about what the album finna sound like all excited 🙄
— Questlove De La Rose (@questlove) April 20, 2019
Adele has literally talked about how low she got when writing 21. It was the lowest moment of her life until she found Simon and they had their kid. Now she’s heart broken again and everyone isn’t worried about her mental health they’re worried about her music. Disgusting!#adele pic.twitter.com/jBJVF5WdYM
— Nick Ryan (@nickryanqueen) April 20, 2019
I’m so disgusted that people could be so selfish and heartless. Like really, the woman split with her husband and you’re joking about a new album. How heartless can you get?
— Joffery Hollsworth (@wikkedkid) April 20, 2019
The star has spoken candidly about the shattering heartbreak behind many of her hit records, most notably her 2011 album 21 for which she won 6 Grammy’s.
“When I was writing it I was feeling pretty miserable and pretty lonely,” she revealed in a 2011 interview with Vevo. “It was me on my knees really.”
She’s also spoken openly about battling her ‘dark side’, opening up about bouts of depression to Vanity Fair in 2016.
“I’ve always been pretty melancholy. Obviously not as much in my real life as the songs are, but I have a very dark side. I’m very available to depression,” she said.
The singer’s representatives have said she will be making no further comment, and that the couple will continue to prioritise raising their son together.
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