7 things to know to about Adele’s new rapper boyfriend Skepta

Adelehas found a new love! According to reports, the singer, who split from husband Simon Koneckiearlier this year, has been playing the field and is now dating a fellow UK-born musician.

Here are 7 things you need to know about Skepta, Adele’s rumored new boyfriend.

Both Adele, 31, and Skepta, 37, are from the Tottenham neighborhood of North London. Skepta, a grime rapper, is of Nigerian descent and his brother Jme is also a popular UK rapper. Though Skepta was previously linked to supermodel Naomi Campbell, the two split in the summer of 2018.

According to a source, Skepta and Adele have been in frequent contact since the "Hello" singer's separation from Simon. “Adele and Skepta have been there for each other a lot after both their relationships split up,” the insider told The Sun. “They have a close bond and there’s definitely a special connection.”

“They’re spending more and more time together,” the source continued. “Some of their friends are hoping and predicting they could end up being a great couple one day.”

In addition to being from the same neighborhood, Adele and Skepta are both parents. Adele shares son Angelo with Simon and Skepta welcomed a daughter at the end of 2018. The source claimed that though they are testing the waters with their relationship, they are making sure their kids aren’t negatively affected. “They are both private about their love lives and they are both committed to their children first and foremost as well,” the insider explained.

Back in 2016, Adele posted a picture of Skepta on Twitter and added the caption “Tottenham Boy.” She punctuated the tweet with a red heart emoji. Skepta retweeted the posted and wrote “Love you,” before adding a red rose.

“She gassed me up,” he told IBTimes UK about Adele’s tweet. “One day I was just chilling and she [tweeted] a picture that said ‘Tottenham boy’ and she’s from Tottenham as well.” He added, “I was actually going to quit music that day, that was one of the sickest things ever. She’s like the lady of Tottenham.”

That same year, the “Shutdown” rapper opened about about their relationship. “Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check. She speaks to me about how things are going,” he told ES Magazine.

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ROSKILDE, DENMARK - JULY 03: Skepta performs on stage on Day 5 of Roskilde Festival on July 3, 2019 in Roskilde, Denmark. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/Redferns)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 20: (L-R) Miguel, Russel Westbrook, Skepta and guests attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 20: Skepta performs on stage during Sonar 2019 at the Fira Barcelona on July 20, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Redferns)
Skepta performing on Day 2 of Wireless Festival held at Finsbury Park, London. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Skepta and Ian Isiah attend the Summer opening of Isla at The Standard London on July 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Gerrish/WireImage for Isla)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Skepta and Ian Isiah attend the Summer opening of Isla at The Standard London on July 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Gerrish/WireImage for Isla)
UK rapper Skepta performs at the Roskilde Festival on July 3, 2019. (Photo by Torben Christensen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo credit should read TORBEN CHRISTENSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 23: Skepta is seen outside Alyx during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 on June 23, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Skepta performs onstage during Field Day Festival 2019 at Meridian Water on June 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Skepta meets fans and signs copies of his new album 'Ignorance Is Bliss' during an instore session at HMV Manchester on June 05, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 18: Skepta attends the Dior Homme Menswear Fall/Winter 2019-2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 18, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: Skepta is seen attending Louis Vuitton during Men's Paris Fashion Week AW19 wearing cream/red coat with white pants and red sneakers and sunglasses on January 17, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: Skepta attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 23: Skepta attends the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 23, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Skepta wearing vest is seen outside Louis Vuitton on day three of Paris Fashion Week Menswear SS19 on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
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