Adele is expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki, the 24-year-old singer announced Friday (June 28).
"I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together," she wrote on her blog. "I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx." Adele's website went down -- likely due to capacity problems -- shortly after she posted the big news.
Adele discussed her relationship with 37-year-old charity CEO Konecki on her own blog in January and in a Vogue interview after he accompanied her to the 2012 Grammy Awards. "He's proud of me, but he don't care about what I do or what other people think," she boasted to Vogue.
Adele's "21" earned 24 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 9.4 million copies to date according to Nielsen SoundScan.