Grammy award winning singer Adele has broken up with her charity entrepreneur husband of three years, Simon Konecki.

Representatives for the pair released a statement appealing for privacy, adding that the pair are committed to raising their seven-year-old son Angelo together.

Adele and Konecki had been together for five years before they married in secret in 2016.

Adele, one of the best selling artists in the world, only made her marriage public in 2017 at the Grammy Awards.

The artist is said to be making a comeback with a fourth album in the works. She is expected to spend the summer writing new music with some new material released by Christmas.

The singer had told her fans during her world tour in 2017 that she was taking a long break and had to cancel her last two Wembley shows as she had damaged her vocal chords.