The word is out!  Adele is about to experience the joys of parenthood.  The songstress is pregnant with her first child.

The 24-yr-old singing superstar posted the news on her website, and the story has spread like wildfire, crashing her site due to a large amount of traffic after the news was announced.

The father is 38-year old Simon Konecki, who was first seen with Adele in January and accompanied her at the Grammy Awards in February.  Konecki has a 5-yr-old daughter from his previous marriage.

This news comes just months after Adele had announced to the British press that she was taking 5 years off to devote her time to "the man I'm madly in love with".  She credits her boyfriend for being a big support as she righted her career following threatening throat surgery  last year.  No word yet of how far along Adele is in her pregnancy.