Adele 'set for £140m divorce from Simon Konecki'

They announced their shock split after three years of marriage on Sunday.

And Adele and Simon Konecki are said to have gone their separate ways before Christmas and will be heading  for a £140 million divorce battle, reports The Mirror.   

It was claimed that rumours over the strained state of the pair's marriage began swirling after charity entrepreneur Simon, 45, showed up to this year's Brit Awards in February without the songstress, 30, by his side - instead choosing to attend with friend Sid Owen.

Over: adele and Simon Konecki are said to have gone their separate ways before Christmas and will be heading for a £140 million divorce battle, reports The Mirror (pictured 2013)

Over: adele and Simon Konecki are said to have gone their separate ways before Christmas and will be heading for a £140 million divorce battle, reports The Mirror (pictured 2013)

Split:  It was claimed that rumours over the strained state of the pair's marriage began swirling after charity entrepreneur Simon, 45, showed up to this year's Brit Awards in February without the songstress, 30, by his side (pictured 2017)

 Split:  It was claimed that rumours over the strained state of the pair's marriage began swirling after charity entrepreneur Simon, 45, showed up to this year's Brit Awards in February without the songstress, 30, by his side (pictured 2017)

Adele's no show - having previously been a staple at the awards - was said to have been a clear indicator that all was not well between the pair.   

A source told the website: 'The Brits were confirmation in a way. Everyone was hoping Adele would come but she stayed away. Things had already broken down for a while.

Simon's company Life Water sponsored the event and he hosted a table.

The source continued: 'There were whispers running up to the Brits that Adele and Simon's relationship was over, but Simon was in such a good mood at the party, everyone hoped it wasn't true,' said the friend.   

Rumours:  A source told the website: 'The Brits were confirmation in a way. Everyone was hoping Adele would come but she stayed away. Things had already broken down for a while' (pictured with friend Sid in 2012)

Rumours:  A source told the website: 'The Brits were confirmation in a way. Everyone was hoping Adele would come but she stayed away. Things had already broken down for a while' (pictured with friend Sid in 2012)

The couple's last joint appearance was a month earlier at an Elton John concert in LA.

The former couple - who share son Angelo, six, are now said to be gearing up for a multi-million pound divorce - which could see Simon entitled to a portion of the Tottenham-born hitmaker's £140m fortune. 

It was also reported that Adele and Simon - who began their romance in 2011 and are said to be amicably separating- started drifting apart due to his travel with work and her discovery of a new social circle in LA and NYC.

Adele - who was pictured on a girls night out with actress Jennifer Lawrence in March - was said to have enjoyed being stateside while Simon preferred to be in the UK with family and friends, combined with work trips which took him away from his wife.

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Adele for comment.

Just  hours after the announcement, as fans of the iconic singer flooded Twitter with break-up album anticipation, a report emerged claiming that Adele, 30, had gifted her home in Los Angeles to her estranged husband, months before publicising their split.    

According to property records obtained by Us Weekly, an intrafamily transfer and dissolution took place in February, at which time Simon, 45, bought the property in his own name.

Generous: Just hours after the announcement, as fans of the iconic singer flooded Twitter with break-up album anticipation, a report emerged claiming that Adele had gifted her home in Los Angeles to her estranged husband, months before publicising their split

Generous: Just hours after the announcement, as fans of the iconic singer flooded Twitter with break-up album anticipation, a report emerged claiming that Adele had gifted her home in Los Angeles to her estranged husband, months before publicising their split

Furthermore, a January deed to the house reportedly reads, 'Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, spouse of Simon Konecki, hereby grants to Simon Konecki, a married man as his sole and separate property.'

The same publication reported in August 2016 that the singing sensation was making her $9.5 million Beverly Hills mansion 'her new home base,' though it is unclear if this is the property she gave to Simon.

MailOnline has contacted Adele's representatives for comment.

As details of the couple's secret spilt emerge, Twitter exploded with fans excited by the prospect of a new break-up album from Adele.  

Break-up album: 21 is the second studio album by Adele, and was released on in January 2011

Break-up album: 21 is the second studio album by Adele, and was released on in January 2011

Art from agony: Just hours after her Simon Konecki's split announcement, fans of Adele, 30, flooded Twitter with break-up album anticipation

Art from agony: Just hours after her Simon Konecki's split announcement, fans of Adele, 30, flooded Twitter with break-up album anticipation

The singer released her last album, 25, in 2015. It debuted at number one in 32 countries, became one of the best-selling albums of all time with over 22 million copies sold worldwide, and bagged her multiple Grammy awards and a BRIT award. 

Adele began writing her iconic second album, 21, in April 2009, when still involved in the relationship that subsequently inspired the record. 

She ended studio sessions prematurely due to a lack of inspiration, but the singer immediately resumed production following the breakdown of her relationship, channelling her heartbreak and depression into her songs.

And, so, as news of her split from Simon emerged, her loyal following took to social media with excitement at the possibility of a new break-up album from the

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