We recently reported that Adele, who had her best year professionally in 2011 on the back of her heartache-themed ’21,’ which went onto become the best-selling album since 2004, had re-entered the dating scene. Her personal life appeared on the upswing when the lovely and talented singer was spotted making out with new boyfriend Simon Konecki. Well, we’ve learned a little more about Konecki. Two rather big pieces of info? He’s married and has a 5-year-old daughter.

But it’s not as scandalous as it sounds.

According to the Daily Mail, Konecki married fashion stylist Clary Fisher in the summer of 2004. Notice the tie in there with dates! Anyway, Konecki and Fisher have since parted ways and are parents to a daughter, who is 5.

Other key details that has emerged regarding Konecki? His pals call him “Swampy” and he is 14 years older than Adele, who is just 23. He wed Fisher when he was the director of the EBS group, which is an investment holding company. The duo, who lived in his hometown of Brighton, were a part of a tony social circle. When he left his gig to set up an eco-company, his marriage was a casualty. Konecki and Fisher separated in 2010 and are in the process of formally divorcing. Adele met, uh, Swampy through British singer Ed Sheeran.

When approached, Fisher did not respond to comments. But she still uses her married name.

Adele’s camp ignore requests for comments on her beau’s marital status.

Update: Adele posted comments on her blog about her relationship with Konecki. The singer wrote, “This is the first and last time I will comment on the details of my relationship with Simon. Contrary to reports and headlines in the press today, Simon is divorced and has been for 4 years… Everyone in our lives separately and together wish us nothing but the best, and vice versa. These are the facts. Take care and see you all in February xx.”

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