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Adele pregnant with first child

LONDON - Grammy Award-winning British soul diva Adele announced on Friday that she is pregnant with her first child.

The 24-year-old, who swept this year's Grammys after the success of her second album "21", revealed the news on her official website, adding that she and boyfriend Simon Konecki were "over the moon".

"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," she added. "Yours always, Adele xx".

The bubbly Londoner has reportedly been dating 36-year-old entrepreneur Konecki since last summer, and the couple went public with their relationship in January.

Konecki divorced fashion stylist Clary Fisher in 2008 after four years of marriage.

Adele's pregnancy caps an incredible year, which has seen her bounce back from throat surgery and "21" top the charts around the world.

She took six gongs at the Grammys in Los Angeles in February, a record previously only matched by Beyonce.

Adele told the US magazine "People" in February that she was keen to "be a mum".

I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later," she said.

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