Simon Konecki Biography

(British Charity Entrepreneur and Ex-Husband of Singer-Songwriter, Adele)

Birthday: April 17, 1974 (Aries)

Born In: New York, United States

Simon Konecki is a British charity entrepreneur who is best known as the ex-husband of Grammy and Academy Award-winning English singer-songwriter, Adele. The ethical bottled water brand ‘Life Water’ is his brainchild which he co-founded with his longtime friend Lucas White to provide a competitively priced ethical alternative in the bottled water market. He also serves as the CEO of its charity arm, drop4drop, which uses donations from bottled drinks companies and individuals to fund projects to provide clean drinking water in developing countries. An ex-investment banker, he was reportedly “appalled by the growing distance between rich and poor”, and was determined to take action against wastage of drinking water and make clean water available to everyone for cheap. Among many celebrities, the charity is supported by comedian Stephen Fry and British actor Sid Owen, his friend for more than 20 years. He has been the inspiration for Adele’s ‘Grammy’-winning album ‘25’. Her song ‘Remedy’ was in part about him, while another song, ‘Water Under the Bridge’ was specifically inspired by their relationship. Her other songs, such as ‘I Miss You’, ‘Lay Me Down’, and ‘Why Do You Love Me’ are thought to be written about him.

Quick Facts

Age: 50 Years, 50 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Adele (2018–2021, Clary Fisher (ex 2004-08)

father: Andrew Konecki

mother: Rosemary Konecki

siblings: Victoria and Alexandra Konecki

Born Country: United States

Family Members American Men

Height: 1.78 m

U.S. State: New Yorkers


Simon Konecki became a foreign exchange broker when he was only 17 years old. He also served as a director of investment group EBS, a division of trading giant Icap. At the age of 24, he moved to Lehman Brothers, where he managed teams of senior brokers. He left Lehman three years later, in 2005, as he wanted to make a stronger impact on the world with his connections, knowledge, and persuasive personality. He contacted Lucas White, whom he had met while studying in England, and shared with him his idea of forming Life Water. They subsequently raised enough money to launch the company and also set up its charity arm, drop4drop. While he had a successful career as an entrepreneur, he gained widespread media attention after he began dating his future wife Adele in the summer of 2011. Following her throat surgery in December 2011, Adele urged her fans to follow drop4drop charity’s page. In January 2012, the couple was spotted vacationing together in Florida, visiting the Everglades National Park. This sparked rumors of them dating, which created a media sensation and made him the topic of gossip tabloids overnight.

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Personal Life

Simon Christopher Konecki was born on April 17, 1974 in New York, USA, to Rosemary and Andrew Konecki. He attended a primary school there, but moved to London at the age of ten. There he attended the prestigious boys school Eton for two years, while his sisters Victoria and Alexandra Konecki attended Roedean School. He earned silly nicknames like ‘The Waterboy’ and ‘Swampy’ due to his long hair and leftist views. He has often been referred to as a Zach Galifianakis look-alike.

His first marriage was in 2004, to fashion stylist Clary Fisher. They had a daughter in 2007, but their marriage ended the following year. He was reportedly introduced to Adele by British singer Ed Sheeran in 2011, even though Sheeran later denied those rumors in a tweet. It is thought they met during a charity concert she had organized. Adele announced in June 2012 that they were expecting a baby, and gave birth to son Angelo James Konecki on October 19, 2012. While they kept their relationship secret for years, tabloids started speculating about their marriage in early 2017 after they were spotted wearing matching rings.

Adele first hinted at their marriage during her ‘Grammy Award’ acceptance speech for ‘Album of the Year’ for '25', while she thanked her husband. Adele and Simon Konecki got married in 2018, but they separated the same year. Adele filed for divorce in 2019; it was finalised in 2021. Simon and Adele are jointly raising their son.

Controversies & Scandals

Being in the spotlight has also subjected Simon Konecki to various controversies over the years. After he was spotted vacationing with Adele, some publications reported that their relationship caused his divorce from his first wife. Adele released a statement on her official website to confirm that he was divorced four years earlier. In 2013, they brought a privacy case against a UK-based photo agency for publishing intrusive pictures of their son during a family outing, and accepted damages from the company in July 2014. He was criticized for inaccuracies in a mini-documentary posted on his charity's website attacking Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.

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