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Simon is Adele's stepfather.
Following Adele's parents' separation, her mother Penny began a relationship with Simon, who worked as a computer programmer. In 1999, at the age of 11, she and her mother moved in with Simon, who lived in Brixton. Eventually, Simon took on the role of Adele's stepfather and would become the closest thing Adele would have to a father figure in her life, following her estrangement from her birth father.
Simon was extremely supportive of Adele during her time at the BRIT School, even buying her a guitar and a piano to encourage her pursuit of a music career. He would attend parents' evenings with Penny. However, by September of 2002, he and Penny had separated. Despite the separation, he and Adele continued to maintain their close relationship.