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Adele Says Son Angelo Questioned Her Divorce from Simon Konecki: 'Don't You Love My Dad Anymore?'

People logo People 10/7/2021 Benjamin VanHoose
Kevin Mazur/WireImage Adele and Simon Konecki in 2013 © Provided by People Kevin Mazur/WireImage Adele and Simon Konecki in 2013

Adele is opening up about explaining her divorce to her son.

In wide-ranging interviews for Vogue's and British Vogue's November 2021 cover stories, the 33-year-old singer shares how she discussed her split from ex-husband Simon Konecki with their son Angelo, who is now 9. Their divorce was finalized earlier this year, nearly two years after they'd broken up.

"He said to my face, 'Can you see me?' And I was like, 'Uh, yeah.' And he was like, ' 'Cause I can't see you.' Well, my whole life fell apart in that moment," she says. "He knew I wasn't there. That's when I started sharing with him."

"[Angelo] has so many simple questions for me that I can't answer because I don't know the answer," Adele explains to journalist Abby Aguirre. "Like, 'Why can't we still live together?' That's just not what people do when they get divorced. 'But why not?' I'm like, 'I don't f---ing know. That's not what society does.' And: 'Why don't you love my dad anymore?' And I'd be like, 'I do love your dad. I'm just not in love.' "

Adele and Simon Konecki in 2013 © Kevin Mazur/WireImage Adele and Simon Konecki in 2013

She adds, "I can't make that make sense to a 9-year-old."

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Speaking further with Giles Hattersley for British Vogue, Adele says she and Konecki, 47, "never fought over" Angelo "or anything like that."

"Angelo's just like, 'I don't get it.' I don't really get it either," the "Someone Like You" singer says. "There are rules that are made up in society of what happens and doesn't happen in marriage and after marriage, but I'm a very complex person. I've always let him know how I'm feeling from a very young age because I felt quite frazzled as an adult."

She and Konecki kept their split "to ourselves for a very long time. We had to take our time because there was a child involved," she explained. "I'd trust him with my life. I definitely chose the perfect person to have my child with. That – after making a lot of knee-jerk reactions — is one of my proudest things I've ever done."

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Adele also explains that one song on her upcoming album is "obviously about stuff that happened" in her relationship, "but I wanted to put it on the album to show Angelo what I expect him to treat his partner like, whether it be a woman or a man or whatever."

"After going through a divorce, my requirements are sky-high. There's a very big pair of shoes to fill," she adds.

Back in May 2020, a source told PEOPLE that Adele and Konecki live across the street from one another as they co-parent.

"They are doing what's best for Angelo. Her son is her world," the source said at the time, adding, "She helps Angelo with schoolwork and cooks. She very much enjoys being a stay-at-home mom right now."

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