Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Singer Adele Divorcing Husband, Who Runs Failing UK Charity; Upside is Now She’ll Have Material for Songs on New Album


Adele is getting a divorce from her husband, one Simon Konecki. Sounds sad, which is good. Now she will material for songs on a new album. Her last album, “25,” came out five years ago. Breakups are what fueled her prior hit records. Misery is the most popular subject in pop music.

It’s good news for Konecki, too. He runs a modest, kind of failing charity that’s supposed to bring water to parched Africa nations. Drop4Drop, according to the British Charity Register, has assets of only 59,000 British pounds, or $77,000.  In 2018, they gave grants of 219,000 British down from 332,683 Sterling in 2017.

Meantime, Adele is probably worth around $50 million, and that’s a low estimate. Her records, especially “25,” have sold millions and millions. Her 2016-17 world tour grossed around $220 million, according to reports.

She married Konecki in 2016 after she had their baby in October 2o12, Konecki will not only be rolling in the deep, but rolling in the dough for some time to come. That divorce should be the stuff of supermarket tabloids for the rest of the year.

Remember, all the great divas have had several husbands. Adele now joins that group.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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