There could be a new love in Adele’s life as the singer has reportedly grown close to American record producer Jonathan Hay.
According to The Mirror, the pair have been spending time together recently and are thought to have met earlier this year at Quad Recording Studios in New York.
Adele, 31, was said to be working on new music at the studio following her split from husband Simon Konecki while Jonathan, 45, was putting the finishing touches on his jazz album Follow The Leader and has been ‘relentlessly courting’ her since.
Report: There could be a new love in Adele’s life as the singer has reportedly grown close to American record producer Jonathan Hay
In an online interview, Jonathan gushed about having met the love of his life, a ‘girl from London’ with a ‘heavy British accent’.
He said: ‘I unexpectedly met the love of my life when I got off the elevator at the legendary Quad Studios – the same elevator that Tupac Shakur was shot in.
‘It was an immediate and galvanising connection with her right in the heart of Times Square. With a heavy British accent I was hanging on her every word and drawn into her every movement. I’ve been relentlessly courting her since.
‘It’s been magic. We also signed a record deal with Fat Beats [Billie Elish, Mary J Blige] and a major licensing agreement for our music. None of this happens if I didn’t meet and fall in love with this girl from London.’
Romance: Jonathan, 45, and Adele, 31, have been spending time together recently and are thought to have met earlier this year at Quad Recording Studios in New York
When asked for comment by the publication, Jonathan said: ‘Thanks for reaching out, I really can’t comment at the moment.’
MailOnline has contacted Adele’s representatives for comment.
Rumours of a new romance in the Someone Like You star’s life come after she was said to be dating Grime star Skepta.
According to The Sun, the chart-topper joined Skepta to help celebrate his 37th birthday at the Crystal Maze experience in London in September.
A source revealed to the publication: ‘Adele and Skepta have been there for each other a lot after both their relationships split up. They have a close bond and there’s definitely a special connection.
‘They’re spending more and more time together. Some of their friends are hoping and predicting they could end up being a great couple one day.’
Meeting: Adele was said to have been working on new music at the studio while Jonathan was putting the finishing touches on his jazz album Follow The Leader (pictured in March 2017)
The insider added: ‘They are both private about their love lives and they are both committed to their children first and foremost as well.’
The reports came after the pair have spoken about each other in high regards to the press and made it clear of their fondness on social media.
In 2016, Skepta said of Adele to ES Magazine: ‘Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check. She speaks to me about how things are going.’
While in the same year, the Someone Like You hitmaker posted a picture of the Shutdown rapper, writing: ‘Tottenham Boy’ alongside a heart emoji.
The Mercury Prize winner retweeted the snap and replied: ‘love you’ with a red rose emoji.
Love: In an online interview, Jonathan gushed about having met the love of his life, a ‘girl from London’ with a ‘heavy British accent’
Discussing the moment, months later Skepta told IBTimes UK: ‘She gassed me up. One day I was just chilling and she [tweeted] a picture that said ‘Tottenham boy’ and she’s from Tottenham as well.
‘I was actually going to quit music that day, that was one of the sickest things ever. She’s like the lady of Tottenham.’
Adele officially filed for divorce from Simon, 46 – the only partner she’s gone public with during her career, in September.
She continued the legal process when she asked for joint physical and legal custody of their son Angelo, seven.
And just four days after she filed for divorce, Simon agreed to her request for joint custody of their child, showing signs that their split will be amicable.
Date: Rumours of a new romance in the Someone Like You star’s life come after she was previously said to be dating Grime star Skepta
The duo originally announced their split in April. The Blast obtained documents pertaining to Adele’s situation, and reports that she ‘is willing to settle up on finances in mediation and have indicated they have worked out a custody arrangement.’
Simon and Adele began dating in 2011, and welcomed their son in 2012.
People reports that the couple wed in May of last year, according to divorce filings obtained by the site. Adele and Simon reportedly did not have a pre-nuptial agreement.
The couple chose California to file for divorce, and Simon could walk away with half of Adele’s fortune, which is estimated at $180 million.
The pair reportedly filed in the state because ‘they own property and [Simon] Konecki’s business has a base of operations,’ according to People. Their original decision to split was announced in April via Adele’s reps.
‘Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.’