Adele confesses worldwide secret to Queensland crowd
ADELE has confirmed she is married - again.
Following months of speculation that the pop superstar and her long-term partner Simon Konecki tied the knot in a secret ceremony late last year, she last night referenced being a "married woman" at her Brisbane show.
The Brit was talking to the audience at her second show in the Sunshine State about her smash hit Someone Like You.
She explained that, while writing it, she was trying to look past the hurt and bitterness and remember what she felt when the relationship was new.
"That feeling when you first fall for someone is the best feeling on earth, and I am addicted to that feeling," she told the Brisbane crowd.
"Obviously, I can't go through with those feelings because I'm married now.
"I've found my next person."
While it's the first time she's used the terms "married" in public, it's not the first time the singer, 28, has hinted at having tied the knot.
At last month's Grammy Awards she thanked her "husband" but wouldn't be comment further on it or confirm they had officially wed.
At Saturday night's Brisbane show, Adele actually spoke about being "almost married" after performing Skyfall in which the 360-degree stage was circled by a male choir.
"No shirts next time," she joked, before referencing being an almost-married woman. "I miss my man. He's not here yet."
Together, she and Konecki, 42, have a four-year-old son, Angelo, who is in Australia with Adele.
As Adele fans recover, the city's buses are back in action
BRISBANE buses wont be affected today after staff were stretched thin at the weekend for Adele's back-to-back concerts.
The city's deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner hailed Saturday night's sell-out concert a success after previously warning that the Gabba was an unsuitable venue to host a 60,000-strong crowd.
Adele responded to the venue criticism on Saturday night by telling "moaners" to "shut up".
She repeated the criticism at last night's show, again referencing people "f---ing moaning" about her performing at the Gabba.
"But I've got to say I am absolutely loving playing this venue," she said.
Cr Schrinner said yesterday: "I'm glad that she's taking notice of this sort of stuff.
"Often we get entertainers wake up in a new city each day, not taking a lot of interest in that city.
"Adele's different. She's obviously taken an interest in Brisbane."
Cr Schrinner said it helped that people planned ahead for Saturday's show, with the public lining up before 4.30pm to catch the first of almost 400 shuttle buses to the venue for the 7.30pm start.
"I think if we hadn't explained to people the importance of planning ahead and travelling early, there would have been a lot of people who would've arrived late and missed the start of the show," Cr Schrinner said.
"That didn't happen. We got everyone there on time."
The council had previously put out the call for all available drivers to volunteer for paid shifts to help drive buses for the weekend's shows.
After struggling with the heat on Saturday night, Adele brought in wind machines which she referred to as her "Beyonce fans". She said for that reason she enjoyed the second performance more than the first.
The star leaned in to a camera for a close-up to prove how sweaty she got when leaving the comfort of her fanned zone.
Also at last night's show, a Queensland fan took the opportunity to spruik Australian fashion to Adele.
The fan seated close to the stage gave a letter to the star, which she read out to the crowd.
The note said it was "time to ditch the ballgowns" and wear Camilla instead.
Adele said she couldn't agree more and, while using the letter to fan herself down, said she wouldn't be making the same mistake as last night by changing into a velvet suit.
She kept the note, which she dubbed her "Australia fan"