Adele separates from husband Simon Konecki after eight years together

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Adele married Konecki, a charity entrepreneur, in 2016 - WENN

Adele has separated from her husband Simon Konecki, a representative for the star has said.

In a statement on Friday, Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh said: "Adele and her partner have separated.

"They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment."

Adele gave birth to her son, Angelo, in 2012. The 30-year-old married Konecki, a charity entrepreneur, in 2016 after five years of dating.

The couple married in secret and Adele first publicly addressed the wedding during an acceptance speech at the 2017 Grammys.

Tottenham-born Adele released her debut album, 19, in 2008, which contained the songs Chasing Pavements and Hometown Glory and reached number one in the UK.

Adele released her most recent album, 25, in 2015 Credit: GHNASSIA/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock 

Her eagerly anticipated follow-up, 2011's 21, brought even more success thanks to the singles Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep and Rumour Has It.

The record topped the charts in 30 countries, including the US and UK, and cemented Adele's status as one of the world's best-loved artists.

Adele released her most recent album, 25, in 2015, which contained the single Hello. It proved to be another critical and commercial success.

In March, Adele was pictured entering a recording studio in New York City, sparking rumours she was working on new music.