From Heat World:
News of Adele’s pregnancy only broke on 29 June – but heat can report exclusively that the award-winning singer will soon hear the pitter patter of tiny feet as she is due to give birth in early September!
No, this isn’t the quickest pregnancy ever – Adele has actually been keeping her happy news a secret for seven months! Sneaky!
“Adele has barely left the house in recent months, so she could keep this to herself for as long as possible,” an insider close to the 24-year-old singer has told heat.
Adds the source, “She stopped exercising a few months ago, and since then it’s been all about the baby.”
Looking back, all the clues have been there. Adele didn’t fly to the Billboard Awards in the US back in May, despite winning a staggering 12 gongs. She then turned up to the Ivor Novello Awards on 17 May dressed in a loose fitting full-length black dress.
Adele snuck into the awards do late, and the usually very chatty singer then refused to speak to the media or pose for pictures.
So, OK. I’m hearing that the UK’s ‘Heat World’ is about as credible as the US’s ‘National Enquirer’, but I’m going to go ahead and say that there’s a good possibility that this quick-start pregnancy business could be true. I mean, yeah, it’s a story and lots of times smut media makes up stories for the sake of having a story to run, but it’s one of those things that we’re definitely going to hear about whether the story is true or not—and soon. Why would HW go ahead and make something like this up if they were going to be proven entirely wrong in the small, small window of eight-or-so weeks?
I guess what I’m saying is that it’s entirely plausible. It could happen. And if it does, man. The world is just not prepared for the wonderment of Adele being a mother, so get on it, guys. Get ready for a possible Adele-baby in just a few short weeks, because it will be just grand. Much like an early Christmas present. WHICH I LOVE.
July 10, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Adele’s kid will own one of the most exclusive albums ever made when he or she is born: a one-off record full of nursery rhymes sung by the diva is being created just for the nipper. Adele has been recording them and playing them back to her bump.
A source said: “She has been playing the rhymes to her belly. It’s so Adele can get her voice as close as possible to the baby so it can hear as many soothing sounds as possible.”
CBeebies would absolutely kill for an album like this. Adele, whose release 21 stands as the best-selling album of the year in the US, announced a week ago that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki.
The Tottenham-born singer recently revealed that she hopes to have three boys by the time she is 30. Good job the multi-award-winning star is giving herself a few years off work.
A nursery rhymes record will definitely come in handy over the next six years. She and Simon moved to Brighton earlier this year after falling in love with a £2.5million mansion on the seaside, close to the homes of fellow stars Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, Zoe Ball, and Peter Andre.
As well as doing up their new pad — including adding a nursery — the singer has been enjoying playing board games.
A source added: “She’s become a bit obsessed with board games. Jenga, Monopoly and Scrabble are her favourites. Her mate recently bought her a charades set too.”
Thankfully, given her condition, it wasn’t Twister.
I’m sure I’ve expressed this same sentiment around a zillion or so times, but could Adele be any more amazing? She always seems like such a wonderful, fun, funny person, and I absolutely can’t wait to see how adorable she’ll be as a mother. And on top of all that, she enjoys playing Jenga and Monopoly. A more perfect person has never existed.
July 8, 2012 at 7:00 am by Emily
From Us Weekly:
Baby and a wedding!
Adele announced Friday that she and her boyfriend of nearly a year, Simon Konecki, are expecting their first child. But the “Rolling in the Deep” singer will also be expecting a wedding.
A source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly, out now, that divorced dad Konecki, a 38-year-old nonprofit CEO, is in the market for a ring: “He was planning to propose anyway!”
The 23-year-old Grammy winner, who is nearly four months along, wrote on her Website Friday, “I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. “I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx.”
Raised by a single mom, a pal tells Us that Adele “wants a low-key affair where her mother gives her away.”
More than anything, says the insider, “she wants to be a wife and mom.”
I’m so happy for Adele, I could just vomit, I really could. Can you even imagine how precious it will be to see a glowing, pregnant Adele? How adorable her little bitty ginger baby will be? How stunning she’ll look at her wedding? And I can’t even start thinking about what her next album is going like. A song as beautiful and emotional as “Someone Like You,” but about babies and love? Ugh. It would be game over, friends. Life couldn’t get any sweeter than that.
July 3, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Holy crap! What a Friday this is turning out to be! First we find out that Katie Holmes NASTILY filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, and now we hear that Adele is pregnant? OH SNAP.
From the mouth of Adele:
“I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time.”
OH MY GOSH Adele is going to be the best, sweetest, most-skilled-at-singing-lullabies mother EVER.
Can you even believe what a day this has been already? Ugh. It’s this kind of stuff that just makes gossip worth writing (well, that and you guys. I love you all. Oh, and the money. The money’s always good, too. BUT OH MY GOD, ADELE!).
Story developing …
June 29, 2012 at 11:27 am by Sarah
Well, ok, I don’t know if that’s universally true, so don’t hold me to that. I don’t know that Adele‘s music can wake up everyone who’s in a coma. However, I do know that her music did bring one little girl back to consciousness, and I think that’s good enough for now.
Eight-time Grammy Award winner Adele can happily add miracle-worker to her resume, after her hit single “Rolling in the Deep” woke a seven-year-old British girl from a coma.
On April 13, Charlotte Neve suffered a brain hemorrhage, and was rushed to Leeds hospital, where she underwent two operations. When she slipped into a coma, doctors informed her mother Leila, 31, that she was not expected to survive. Then, miraculously, after lying comatose for a week, Adele’s hit single came on the hospital radio, and Leila, recalling her daughter’s fondness for the tune, sang along. To the amazement of her doctors, Charlotte broke into a smile.
“Charlotte started smiling, and I couldn’t believe it,” Leila told the Telegraph. “It was the first time she had reacted to anything since the hemorrhage. The nurses were astounded and told me to keep singing, and she smiled again. The nurses said it was like I ‘unlocked her’ and from that day she started getting better and better.”
Several days later, she began talking, and was even able to get out of her hospital bed. Charlotte is now recovering at home, where she is learning to walk and talk again, has returned to school, and has even taken up dance classes again, all thanks to Adele’s song.
“A day or two after the Adele incident … she literally went from smiling and being giddy to standing up in bed,” she continued. “It was a miracle.”
If you didn’t love Adele before, then I really don’t know what’s wrong with you. But if you don’t love her now, then you definitely need to look into growing a heart.
June 19, 2012 at 9:30 am by Emily
That was a fun little question, wasn’t it? Do you want to think about it for a minute? Go ahead, I’ll wait. Did you come up with anything good? Take a break real quick and leave it in the comments, and then come back. Did you do it? All right, now let me tell you what the real answer is …
Psych! You’re going to have to read through excerpts from this interview that she did with Matt Lauer to figure out what Adele thinks would make her “f-cking shit” herself. Really, it’s a great interview.
On getting a phone call from Elton John: “I had no idea who it was and he just started chatting away to me and I passed the phone over to a friend and I was like yeah, it’s Elton. It still cracks me up. It made me think my god it’s another level now.”
How she keeps a low profile: “The other day I walked through Trafalgar Square, tourist haven. I was a bit worried and I was in my pyjamas because I’d been working the day before, I was in colour too, I’m always in black. I had floral tracksuit bottoms on and this massive green coat and some little pink pumps. Luckily …I was really scared but I had this massive umbrella. Nobody recognized me.”
What she would do if an ex wrote songs about her: “I’d f-cking shit myself. I’d be mortified,” taking time to point out, “But also if they wrote songs about me, they’d be: ‘This song’s about Adele’. I’ve never given any names ever, but everyone’s going to know this song’s about me. No-one actually knows who my songs are about”.
On writing such personal songs: “I do wish I’d kept a lot of things to myself, but I never knew the album was going to be so big. I will be more wary when I go into things now.”
On being a celebrity: “I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing. I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.”
It’s been way too long since Adele last did an interview. I can definitely understand wanting to make music without all the gossip, but I just love her too much. I wish she had a talk show or a video blog or my phone number so I could just hear her talk all the time. I find her accent just incredibly charming, and she always seems like so much fun.
In case you’ve forgotten what I’m talking about, here’s some of the actual video:
I. Love. Her.