UPDATE: October 29, 2020: Adele called herself a "(single) cat lady" in an October 28 Instagram post, shutting down rumors she and Skepta are dating.
The two have been linked for a few months now, but this is the first it’s been confirmed to People. “Things have been heating up,” a source tells the outlet. “They run in the same circles in London, and she’s having fun.”
People reports that Adele and Skepta have connected deeply over music, having young children, and coming from the same neighborhood: Tottenham, in London. They’ve known each other for years, as evidenced by a quote Skepta gave to The Evening Standard in 2016.
“Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check,” he said, per People. “She speaks to me about how things are going.”
Adele filed for divorce from her husband, Simon Konecki, in 2019, and the two share a son, Angelo. Skepta, meanwhile, has a two-year-old daughter, River, from a previous relationship.
Adele has kept a low profile these past few months but recently re-entered public consciousness by hosting Saturday Night Live on October 24. “Bloooooody hellllll I’m so excited about this!!,” she wrote on Instagram, announcing the news. “And also absolutely terrified! My first ever hosting gig and for SNL of all things!!!! I’ve always wanted to do it as a stand alone moment, so that I could roll up my sleeves and fully throw myself into it, but the time has never been right. But if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020 right?”
She continued, “Itll be almost 12 years to the day that I first appeared on the show, during an election...which went on to break my career in America, so it feels full circle and I just couldn’t possibly say no! I am besides myself that H.E.R will be the musical guest!! I love her SO much I can’t wait to melt into a flaming hot mess when she performs, then confuse myself while I laugh my arse off in between it all.”
Looks like Adele has a lot to be celebrating at the moment.
Originally Appeared on Glamour