The Truth About Adele And Skepta's Relationship

Singer Adele is known for her praise-worthy vocal skills, her chart-topping music, and how private she keeps her personal life. But many things began to change after the "Rumor Has It" singer filed for divorce from Simon Konecki in September 2019. According to what a close source told People, Adele has "been a lot more social and opened up quite a bit," since their split.

Between her social media posts praising Beyoncé and her tribute to Britain's West Indian carnival, a totally different side of Adele has surfaced on the scene. Could this all be due to her rumored romance with the UK drill artist Skepta? According to People's insider, "things have been heating up" between the two musicians. "They run in the same circles in London, and she's having fun," the source said.

Adele and Skepta have shared history outside of music. They both hail from Tottenham, London and are raising children from previous relationships. Skepta has spoken openly about his friendship with the Grammy award-winning singer. "Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check," he told Evening Standard in November 2016. "She speaks to me about how things are going." But are they now romantically involved? Here's what's going on.

Adele and Skepta got flirty on Instagram

According to Honey, relationship rumors started following Adele and Skepta in September 2019. At the time, it was speculated the two friends dated briefly for five months after her marriage with Simon Konecki came to an end. They reportedly split in March 2020.

Some music fans believe that Skepta referenced the singer on his 2019 song "Mic Check." On the song he's heard rapping, "Can you handle the fame? You know you're f***ing with a star. When you're f***ing with me, they talk about you in the press." While their relationship has never been confirmed, it also hasn't been explicitly denied, as of this writing. 

In June 2020, the pair sent the rumor mill into a frenzy after Skepta left a flirty message in Adele's Instagram comments, Harper's Bazaar reports. "Finally got your Instagram password lol," the rapper wrote underneath a post of the singer rewatching her 2016 Glastonbury performance. Adele responded to his comment with a winking emoji followed by a red heart. The flirtatious behavior appeared to confirm that something romantic was brewing between the two music stars. Given their long-standing close friendship, a relationship could definitely be in the works.