Last week, fans were stunned by the news that Adele and husband Simon Konecki have split.
After nearly a decade together, they're parting ways ... and the couple did not have a prenup before they married.
How much of a windfall is Simon going to get after divorcing one of the wealthiest musicians on the planet?
Adele has been one of the wealthiest musicians on the planet for years. She has an estimated net worth of $180 million.
It is widely understood -- which means believed but unconfirmed -- that she and Simon never signed a prenuptial agreement.
A quick point of order, all marriages effectively have a "prenup" in the form of the divorce laws of the local government.
Anyone getting married should look up how assets are divided upon divorce before they get married.
If they don't like what they read, they should get a prenup. They're not just for rich people.
In the case of the UK, there's a general rule for how property and wealth is distributed.
In the UK, divorce generally sees assets divided 50/50.
That could mean that Simon could be on the receiving end of a whopping $90 million.
However, there are a few factors that may mean that he gets a smaller windfall.
One, UK courts are not immune to nuance. They are not forced to divide things 50/50 and may distribute differently according to fairness.
Two, by all accounts, the split between Adele and Simon has been largely amicable.
Recent reports show that division of property is already underway.
Documents reveal that Adele sold the couple's $3,900,000 home in the UK in February.
A month earlier, she had transferred ownership of a home in L.A. to Simon.
It may be that the two of them have worked out a fair division between the two of them.
(Notably, Simon is also a businessman and entrepreneur -- he's not a trophy husband, as some had assumed)
This could greatly reduce personal stress -- and it would also be to the benefit of their child.
Adele and Simon began dating in the summer of 2011, just under eight years ago.
The couple welcomed a son, Angelo, in 2012.
Angelo will turn 7 years old in October of this year.
Adele and Simon have been intensely private about their relationship and their son.
Fans had to guess her child's name when she was spotted wearing a necklace that reads "Angelo."
And the world only knew that she and Simon had married when they were seen with wedding bands in January of 2017.
"They tried everything in their power to stay together," an insider tells RadarOnline.
"But in the end," the source laments. "The time they were spending apart became too extreme."
"Simon has no interest in red carpets, showbiz parties, or being on the scene," the insider explains.
"Whereas Adele has been back in the recording studio of late," the source notes. "And is ready to get out and mingle again."
"She has a great social circle with a bunch of strong Hollywood women who love her for her humor and down-to-earth ways," the insider adds.
One of those women is Jennifer Lawrence, who was reportedly one of the first individuals told about the split.
Adele and Simon released a simple and succinct joint statement.
"Adele and her partner have separated," the statement began.
"They are committed to raising their son together lovingly," the note affirmed.
"As always," the absurdly short note concluded. "They ask for privacy."