By Andrea Magrath
Adele has announced today that she is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki.
The singer, 24, revealed the news on her website to her fans, writing: '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'
The Someone Like You singer has been dating the 36-year-old since last summer, and went public with the relationship in January.
Adele told People magazine recently that she 'really wants to be a mum', adding that it is her goal to have three sons by the time she is 30. 'I better start getting on with it!' she said
Shortly after her sweep of the Grammys back in February, the singer also told US Vogue magazine that she was 'f***ing off' for four or five years' to concentrate on her relationship.
'If I am constantly working, my relationships fail,' she said at the time.'
'So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy.
'And then I don't know what I'll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch.'
It seems that her planned schedule has not exactly occurred in that order, as rumours were first sparked when Adele turned up to the Ivor Novello awards two months ago wearing a smock-stye dress that concealed her figure.
Announcement: The singer, 24, revealed the news on her website today
Settling down: Adele, pictured with Simon at the Grammy Awards, has been discussing having children recently, even saying she wants 'three sons by 30'
In February Adele purchased a £7 million mansion in Sussex for the couple to live in.
Adele, who underwent throat surgery to repair damage to her vocal chords in November, gushed about her man to Vogue, revealing: 'He's wonderful. And he's proud of me, but he don't care about what I do or what other people think. He looks after me. I don't think I would have gotten through the recovery for my surgery if it hadn't been for him.'
She also ticked off what makes her good in a relationship: 'I am attentive. I will do anything for my man. I am a good cook. I'm funny. Always want to have sex - Well, most girls don't!'
Whirlwind: The couple began dating last summer and their romance went public in January
Shortly after Simon and Adele's relationship became known, it was reported that the entrepreneur, and old Etonian, was still married.
Adele hit back at the claims, taking to her website to set the record straight. 'This is the first and last time I will comment on the details of my relationship with Simon,' she wrote in January.
'Contrary to reports and headlines in the press today, Simon is divorced and has been for 4 years.'
Something to hide? Adele sparked rumours when she turned up to the Ivor Novello Awards in May wearing a smock-style dress that concealed her figure
'Everyone in our lives separately and together wish us nothing but the best, and vice versa. These are the facts.'
Adele previous dated part-time DJ Ned Biggs, who is believed to have been the source of some of her most heartbreaking hits.
Their relationship is thought to have lasted several months, several years ago.