There’s a new man in Adele’s life – British rapper Skepta, and things are heating up!
Skepta, whose real name is Junior Joseph Adenuga (38), “runs in the same London circles” as Adele, a source close to the singer has revealed.
“Things have been heating up,” the insider told People. “She's having fun.”
They were first spotted together on a string of dates not long after Adele announced her split from Simon Konecki after three years of marriage.
Adele and Skepta are both from the same London neighbourhood, Tottenham, both have young kids – Skepta has a daughter, River (1), and Adele has a son, Angelo (8) – and, of course, are both successful musicians.
Skepta, who won the Mercury Prize for his 2016 album Konnichiwa, has also dated supermodel Naomi Campbell, but they broke up after she found out he was expecting a child with another woman.
Adele and Skepta “have a close bond and there’s
definitely a special connection . . . Some of their friends are hoping and
predicting they could end up being a great couple one day,” a source told The
Neither has publicly confirmed their relationship, but in a 2016 interview Skepta said Adele is “like the lady of Tottenham and she calls me ‘Tottenham Boy’. She texts me all the time and keeps me in check”.