Adele's superstar inner circle

Adele's superstar inner circle
Adele's superstar inner circle

After six years out of the spotlight, Adele finally announced she will be releasing her fourth studio album, entitled 30, on November 19. 

In a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, the singer, 33, explained that she finally felt ready to release her music as she has 'never felt more peaceful', following her divorce from Simon Konecki. 

After confessing that she spent many nights 'sobbing and consumed with grief' as she struggled to come to terms with the breakdown of her marriage - Adele went on to credit her album has being like a friend to her, describing it as 'my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period of my life'. 

Former flames: After confessing that she spent many nights 'sobbing and consumed with grief' as she struggled to come to terms with her split from Simon Konecki (pictured in 2012) Adele went on to credit her album with getting her through it

Former flames: After confessing that she spent many nights 'sobbing and consumed with grief' as she struggled to come to terms with her split from Simon Konecki (pictured in 2012) Adele went on to credit her album with getting her through it 

Adele and charity CEO Simon, 47, announced they were going their separate ways in April 2019, with Adele filing court documents five months later.

The couple - who dated for seven years and were married for two - co-parent their son Angelo, eight. 

Their divorce was finalised in March this year, and Simon is believed to live in one of the three houses on Adele's Beverly Hills compound so that he can be close to Angelo.  

While Adele may have been comforted by her songwriting process, the British beauty no doubt received plenty of help from her real friends. 

Now, as she prepares to release her first new music in six years, MailOnline takes a look at the singer's superstar inner circle who have supported her through the last few years.  

JENNIFER LAWRENCE    

Two's company: Showbiz worlds first collided for Adele and Jennifer when they met at the Academy Awards in 2013 and instantly hit it off and have remained friends ever since (pictured together on a girls' night out in 2019)

Two's company: Showbiz worlds first collided for Adele and Jennifer when they met at the Academy Awards in 2013 and instantly hit it off and have remained friends ever since (pictured together on a girls' night out in 2019) 

Showbiz worlds first collided for Adele and Jennifer when they met at the Academy Awards in 2013 and instantly hit it off.

Both stars became Oscar winners that night as Adele won for James Bond theme tune Skyfall and Jennifer accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress in American Hustle. 

However, Jennifer has since revealed that she had been a fan of Adele's music since 2008 and admitted to feeling starstruck while watching the Hello singer perform at the annual Hollywood awards ceremony that year.

Admitting that she orchestrated their first meeting, Jennifer previously said: 'I remember sneaking backstage while she performed Skyfall, trying to squeeze a ball gown past a pile of ropes and cables just to get a little closer.

She added: 'I had been a fan of hers since Chasing Pavements (saying 'fan' about Adele always sounds like an understatement, doesn’t it?).'

Jennifer also praised the London-born singer as 'a gift and an international treasure' and said she personally knew her to be 'sweet, funny and intelligent.' 

JAMES CORDEN 

Rolling in the Jeep: Adele and James first met in 2009 in an aeroplane hanger in Wales and went on to become firm friends, with Adele taking part in the presenter's Carpool Karaoke segment in 2016

Rolling in the Jeep: Adele and James first met in 2009 in an aeroplane hanger in Wales and went on to become firm friends, with Adele taking part in the presenter's Carpool Karaoke segment in 2016 

Adele and James first met in 2009 in an aeroplane hanger in Wales and went on to become firm friends. 

The Grammy-winning singer then took part in Carpool Karaoke with James in 2016 and later gushed she 'had the best time' in his company. 

The pair left fans in hysterics with the segment, which kicked off with James pretending to call her and announcing: 'Hello, it's me. I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet?'

The duo also no doubt bonded as two British stars living in America, with both stars born in London but having moved to Los Angeles.  

Their friendship has stayed strong over the years and last year, Adele and James enjoyed a holiday in Anguilla alongside

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