Being famous must be a blast – fast cars, fast women/men and fast fans… On the flip side though, there’s also the rapidly turning rumour mill, which can turn a trip to the corner store in trackies and no make-up into a story or an off-handed remark into blog fodder.
And so it was overnight – the media exploded with the rumour that Adele had wed her fiancé Simon Konecki in secret. A “source” told Life & Style magazine “Adele and Simon managed to keep the baby news a secret for so long that there are rumours they’ve already gotten married too.” With the Mail Online reporting another “source” who attended the ceremony. “They did get married, and I was present. It was a fabulous occasion” the source claimed. “Adele was dressed in a classic attire and Simon looked very smart and joyous.”
After the story being reported across the internet, from the Huffington Post to Sky News Australia, Adele then set the story straight tweeting:
Why should we care about whether or not she’s married? Well, aside from the fact that everyone loves a bit of juicy goss, there’s also something else at play. If you’re going to use your personal life for musical inspiration, which Adele has so famously done – turning her bitter breakups into chart topping kiss-offs, then you’ve got to expect perfect strangers to feel strangely connected to you personally. This disjoint, where fans can feel emotionally connected to an artist because they’re privy to their innermost thoughts and vulnerable moments, is the price an artist has to pay. The price has only increased in this modern connected age. Plus, it’s entertaining watching everyone scramble for the crumbs of an exclusive and juicy tale. In the end, everyone loves telling and hearing stories – whether its a song or a silly rumour. We’re all for it… As long as it doesn’t get nasty or violent. And a fake marriage is hardly harming anyone.