Adele spends £16,000 on birthday surprise for her 'almost boyfriend' Skepta

ADELE splashed out £16,000 on a gold chain for her 'almost boyfriend' Skepta, according to reports.

The Hello singer has been romantically linked to the grime star — real name Joseph Junior Adenuga Jr — for months, and just weeks ago they were seen having fun together on a night out in London to celebrate his birthday.

And the pop star is said to have spent a small fortune on jewellery as a gift.

A source told the Mirror: “Adele and Skepta have grown close in recent months and have been seeing a lot of each other.

“She’s been in England, and she gave him a beautiful gold chain for his birthday.

“He was showing friends the chain and seemed pretty hyped about it. While they’re not officially in a relationship, they are very close.”

The Sun has contacted a representative for Adele for comment.

Mum-of-one Adele, 32, split from her charity entrepreneur husband last April, while Skepta, 38, had a brief relationship with supermodel Naomi Campbell early last year.

The Mercury Prize winner has spoken highly of Adele for years.

He told ES Magazine in 2016: “Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check. She speaks to me about how things are going.”

The same year Adele celebrated Skepta by sharing a pic of him and writing “Tottenham Boy” alongside a heart emoji.

The rapper, who is father to a daughter called River, retweeted it with the words “love you” and an emoji of a red rose.

Three months later Skepta told the website IBTimes UK that the kind upload saved his music career.

He said: “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.”

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