Adele’s Boyfriend Simon Konecki: 5 Things

Simon Konecki and Adele in the Everglades


updated 01/11/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 01/19/2012 AT 1:35 PM ET

Following the heartache that inspired her first two albums, Adele has found happiness with a new guy.

The Grammy-nominated singer, 23, has been seeing fellow Brit Simon Konecki, 36, after they reportedly met in the U.K. last summer. She even addressed their relationship (for the first and only time, she writes!) on a recent blog post: “Everyone in our lives separately and together wish us nothing but the best, and vice versa.”

Here are five things to know about her bearded beau:

1. He’s a good guy
Konecki is a former financier who co-founded U.K. bottled water company Life Water. He also heads the company’s charity, Drop4Drop, which brings clean water to developing countries. The most rewarding part of his job? “Definitely seeing the smile on a kid’s face when they try clean water for the first time,” he told U.K. food and drink publication The Grocer last month.


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