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.
2. He likes the outdoors
Konecki was spotted golfing in Florida, and on Jan. 2, he and Adele kissed and cuddled before going on a airboat ride together in the Florida Everglades. The couple was reportedly in The States visiting some of Konecki’s family members who live in Boca Raton, Fla., where they also enjoyed crab cakes, salmon and lettuce wraps at one local restaurant.
3. He’s got silly nicknames
“I get called ‘The Waterboy,’ ” he told The Grocer in December. “When I was in the city they used to call me ‘Swampy’ … probably due to my long hair and leftie views.”
4. He’s been married before
Konecki’s stylist ex filed for divorce in 2008 after four years of marriage, according to the U.K.’s Now magazine. A fact Adele also addressed on her blog, writing, “Contrary to reports and headlines in the press today, Simon is divorced and has been for 4 years.”
5. He’s a Snoop Dogg fan
When The Grocer asked Konecki which celeb he’d hire if a famous person were to join his staff, he chose two: the CEO of PepsiCo because she [Indra K. Nooyi] “knows how to get things done,” he said. And Tha Doggfather, who Konecki said would “answer the phones with his dulcet tones.”