Adele Is Thrilled About Motherhood

The Grammy-winning singer, who is back with a new single, is nesting with baby on the way


Adele may have pleased fans by – finally! – returning with a new single, the James Bond theme “Skyfall,” but the singer has something bigger to be excited about: motherhood.

“She is just thrilled,” an Adele source tells PEOPLE in its latest cover story, about the Grammy-winner‘s private world and how she is prepping for her first child.

As the 24-year-old pop star awaits the birth of her baby with boyfriend Simon Konecki, 38, she is happily remaining out of the spotlight.

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“She is totally laying low and nesting,” says the source.

Insiders also reveal the secrets of how her chart-topping single came about – and what a joy it was to work with the mum-to-be.

“She spent a lot of time working on it and getting it right,” Skyfall producer Barbara Broccoli tells PEOPLE, adding that Adele even read the movie’s script. “But she was worth the wait.”

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