Adele dating British rapper Skepta, sources say

The Grammy-winning star is rumored to be dating the grime rapper and fellow Londoner

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Pop star Adele has a new look and a new lease on life. But now sources are claiming the singer may also have a new beau.

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According to People, a source connected to the 32-year-old songstress confirms she has been quietly dating British rapper Skepta, 38, (real name Joseph Junior Adenuga), and that the relationship may be getting serious.

The anonymous informant goes on to explain that “things have been heating up,” for the couple and that “They run in the same circles in London, and she’s having fun.”

“Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check,” Skepta — who has a 2-year-old daughter, River, from a previous relationship — revealed during a 2016 interview with the Evening Standard. “She speaks to me about how things are going.”

Since then, their connection – forged over not just music but their children, and a shared affinity for their home neighborhood of Tottenham, London – has reportedly blossomed into something more than friendship.

Adele has “been a lot more social and opened up quite a bit,” the source continues of her life in the wake of her divorce from husband Simon Konecki in September 2019 after seven years together.

Skepta performs onstage during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival – Day 3 at Randall’s Island on June 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Last weekend, while hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time Adele, who seems lighter both figuratively and literally, poked fun at her drastic new appearance, saying, “I know I look really, really different since you last saw me.”

“Because of all the COVID restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and could only bring half of me,” she continued. “And this is the half I chose.”

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Touching on that, the insider said Adele has remained committed to her new diet and fitness regimen which includes Pilates, weight training and other targeted exercises.

“She is still very motivated because she feels great,” the source concluded.

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