has been in the spotlight ever since her album debuted in 2008. Since then, any time the superstar releases new music, she or — or both. But when it comes to Adele's personal life, especially with regard to her young son Angelo, the Grammy winner prefers to fly under the radar.
She began dating charity executive in 2011 and the couple quietly welcomed son Angelo in October 2012. And though Adele and Konecki eventually in 2019 (the two secretly in 2018), the exes have remained dedicated to co-parenting Angelo together — sharing joint custody and even in Los Angeles.
"They are doing what's best for Angelo," a source told PEOPLE. "Her son is her world."
In fact, it seems the singer loves being a mother so much that she's been thinking of having . She mentioned the possibility of having another child during one of her Las Vegas residency shows in August 2023.
When a pregnant audience member asked for Adele's help choosing a name for her future daughter, the singer said, "I really want to be a mom again soon."
"I've actually been writing lists," she added. "So every time I see a name that I like, I write it down in my phone."
So who is the little boy who rules Adele's world? Here's everything to know about the iconic singer's only child Angelo, from his favorite musical artist (hint: it's his mom) to his recording debut and more.
Adele and Konecki on Oct. 19, 2012. At the time of his birth, the award-winning singer kept details of Angelo's arrival private — with a family source only commenting on the new parents' happiness.
"We are all over the moon," the source shared with PEOPLE.
Adele had previously in June 2012 in a statement on her website.
"I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together," she wrote. "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 musician made a point to for months after his birth. At the in January 2013, Adele thanked her newborn son when she took home the award for Best Original Song for the title track but did not divulge his moniker.
"This is for my boyfriend Simon [Konecki] who convinced me to do it and my lovely son. Thank you so much," she said while on stage.
When talking to reporters backstage following the awards, Adele also refused to provide any more details about her three-month-old.
"I am not sharing his name at the moment. It is very personal to me," she said. "I am enjoying him on my own."
However, later the same month, Adele was spotted in Los Angeles wearing — leading fans to speculate that was the name of her son with Konecki.
Angelo was just a toddler when he made his recording debut with his mother. On her third album, , the at the beginning and end of "Sweetest Devotion." Adele recorded her son for the song, catching a snippet of him "I want to sit next to my mummy."
Not only does Angelo appear on the song, but it's also a track that Adele .
"This song is all about my kid," she told . "I love that my life is now about someone else."
"Sweetest Devotion" isn't the only time Angelo has appeared in one of Adele's songs: In her fourth album, , between Adele and her 9-year-old son appear on the track
The "intense" discussions featured Adele explaining her , Konecki, to him. Adele opened up about her decision to use the voice notes in an October 2021 interview with , revealing that recording them was something her therapist suggested.
"Mommy's been having a lot of big feelings recently. ... I feel a bit confused," the Grammy award-winning singer can be heard saying in one message, before explaining to Angelo, "I love your dad 'cause he gave you to me. You're half me and you're half Daddy," in another.
In another voice note, Angelo told his mother, "Oy, I feel like you don't love me," before Adele responds, "You know mummy doesn't like anyone else like I like you, right?"
"He'll probably go through stages of hating it when he's a teenager …" Adele later joked in a November 2021 interview. "But it was an important part of the puzzle I was trying to figure out of my life — not the album — so I had to include it."
On Feb. 5, 2023, Adele won the award for at the 65th Annual for her song "Easy on Me." The song is about Adele's divorce from Konecki, as she told in October 2021, and features the mother of one explaining to her son why she decided to split from his father.
During her acceptance speech, Adele mentioned Angelo. "I just want to dedicate this to my son, Angelo," she said through tears.
She continued, "I wrote this first verse in the shower when I was choosing to change my son's life. He's been nothing but humble and gracious and loving to me the whole time."
Angelo's mother may be a superstar, but she's not his favorite singer. That honor belongs to , Adele in her November 2021 cover story.
Adele took Angelo to one of Swift's concerts in 2018. According to Adele, it was the first time he had seen a stadium full of people since he had previously only watched his mom warm up prior to performances.
"His jaw dropped. I got really annoyed! I was like, 'Excuse me! This is what I do, you know?' " Adele told , adding, "He said, 'When we go on tour, should I have a seat next to me with 's name on it for Taylor to come?' "
Angelo is also a big fan of . In fact, Adele told in September 2022 that her son is "obsessed" with the artist.
"He'll go up to [his room] after school and read all the lyrics and then he'll want to discuss them," of Eilish's music.
Though Angelo had previously accompanied his mom to rehearsals in empty stadiums, the in front of an audience came in November 2021, during her concert special on CBS.
While Adele sang new songs from (as well as other popular hits from her previous albums) at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, she told the audience that "this is the first time my son has ever seen me perform."
"It's the absolute honor of my life to have you here tonight, baby," she added.
Adele later shared on that she had "never been so nervous in my life" for Angelo to watch her live for the first time.
When Adele took home her first Academy Award in 2013 for her song "Skyfall," she made sure Angelo was recognized as well. The singer brought home a souvenir , which read "Best Son," she revealed on .
It was fitting that Adele awarded Angelo for "Skyfall," as well since it was the with him.
"I was heavily pregnant when I did the vocals for 'Skyfall,' and it's the only song I recorded when I was pregnant with him," she told 's 73* Questions With Adele in November 2021, adding that her "voice was a lot lower" when she sang during her pregnancy.
"He also hated it when I was singing the high notes, he'd sort of kick around inside of me," she added.
An incident at Angelo's school highlighted how he doesn't fully comprehend his mother's fame.
"There were a few older girls who chased him around [at school], asking if I was his mom. He was just like, 'I think her name's Adele, yeah. My mom. My mom,' " Adele told . "I'm not Adele to him. He felt like he was being bullied because they were annoying him. I said, 'That's not bullying. Just say, "Yeah, she's my mom. She wiped my ass!" ' "
Adele later told during her that Angelo was just starting to comprehend his mother's fame.
"He's starting [to get it] ... but not really," she said.
When Adele took home for album of the year, she dedicated the coveted win to her ex-husband Konecki and her 9-year-old son Angelo. During her acceptance speech, Adele became emotional when she spoke about how "gracious" Angelo had been while she worked on .
"I'd like to dedicate this award to my son. And to Simon, to his dad. This album was all of our journey, not just mine and I'm very proud of myself for sticking to my guns and putting out an album that was about something so personal to me," she said as she began to tear up. " 'Cause not many people do stuff like that anymore. And my son has been so gracious, so gracious and kind and patient with me over the last couple of years and it's for him."
Adele told Vanity Fairin December 2016 that she would give up every aspect of her musical career if it ever began to affect Angelo negatively.
"All of my relationships are more important to me than any I'll ever do," she said at the time. "If my relationship … with Angelo started to flounder a bit now, I would pull out of my tour."
She added, "My life is more important to me than anything I'm doing because how the f--- am I supposed to write a record if I don't have a life? If I don't have a real life, then it's game over anyway."