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Adele 'was forced to use mediators during divorce from husband Simon Konecki'

Adele was reportedly forced to use mediators to split up her £140 million fortune during her divorce from husband Simon Konecki.

The singer, 32, reportedly enlisted help to manage the terms of her settlement, which was finally filed earlier this month, two years after she split from the charity CEO.

It comes following reports that Adele and Simon had reached an agreement on dividing up her fortune two years after announcing they'd split following three years of marriage.

Dividing up the fortune: Adele, 32, was reportedly forced to use mediators to split up her £140 million fortune during her divorce from husband Simon Konecki, 46

Sources told The Sun that despite Adele and Simon's breakup originally staying amicable, they had to use mediators to agree certain terms to their settlement.

It's thought a majority of the disputes stemmed from dividing up the Hello hitmaker's vast fortune, after the couple agreed on joint custody of their son Angelo. 

A source said: 'They made it very clear they didn't want to set ­lawyers on each other but the process hasn't been exactly straightforward all the same. The priority was making sure they did right by their son, Angelo.

'The first thing they agreed on was sharing custody, and since then it has been about dividing up the rest of their marital finances fairly.

Progress: The singer reportedly enlisted help to manage the terms of her settlement, which was finally filed earlier this week two years after she split from the charity CEO

'Fortunately they have ­managed to get there without an explosive public court case, slanging matches or scandalous claims about each other, and that gives them the best ­possible chance of ­staying on good terms in the future.'

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Adele for comment. 

It was reported by Us Weekly on Thursday, that Adele and Simon, 46, the CEO of charity of Drop4Drop, filed the terms of their divorce settlement with the court on Friday, January 15.

Although Adele and Simon have finished their work to finalise the divorce, the marriage won't officially be ended until the judge signs off on the paperwork. 

It's done: It was reported on Thursday, that Adele and Simon filed the terms of their divorce settlement with the court on Friday, January 15

But despite Adele's mammoth fortune, earning £73k ($82k)-A-DAY in royalties alone, insiders claim there was never going to be a nasty fall-out with them over finances. 

While not quite in the same league, former Etonian Simon has his own money and is reportedly worth around £2m ($2.7m) in his own right. It has been reported they did not even sign a pre-nuptial agreement before they wed.

After becoming a foreign exchange broker, Simon invested in his self built Broker association and then built Drop4Drop, a charity which funds sustainable clean water solutions to countries that need it most.  

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

Sorting it out: It's thought a majority of the disputes stemmed from dividing up the Hello hitmaker's vast fortune, after the couple agreed on joint custody of their son Angelo

Adele's representative said in a statement in April 2019: 'Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.'

At the time they announced their separation, a source close to the couple claimed that their relationship had changed rapidly into a platonic arrangement.

They told US Weekly at the time: 'Their relationship evolved and they became more like friends than lovers. They realized the romantic love was no longer there. They’re disappointed, but it just didn’t work out.'  

The pair will share custody of their son Angelo, but 'financial, sales or other confidential business information' regarding the proceedings will not be publicly available.'

Key moments in the Adele's VERY private relationship

2011 - Couple start dating

January 2012 - First pictured together on holiday in Florida

June 2012 - 24-year-old Adele announced she was expecting her first child, confirming the news on her blog 

October 2012 - The couple's son, Angelo was born on October 19. Adele would later describe motherhood as 'hard but phenomenal'

2014 - Adele took a break from performing following the enormous success of her 2011 album 21, and her Oscar win for the theme from James Bond film Skyfall

December 2014 - Rumours swirl that couple have split. Singer denies reports in rare public statement on Twitter, writing: 'Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays & all the best for 2015! PS Simon & I are still very much together, don't believe what you read x'

2016 - Couple marry in secret 

2017 -Adele announces marriage while picking up the Grammy for album of the year in February 2017

April 2019 - Adele's representative said in a statement: 'Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.'

October 2020 - The singer was linked to British Grime Artist Skepta, 38 but she insists she is single 

November 2020 - She shows off her incredible 100lb / seven stone weight loss

January 2021 - The couple reach a divorce settlement yet a judge is still required to sign off the final paperwork to make things official  

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