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So Sad! Emeli Sande Divorces Husband after One Year of Marriage and 10 Years of Dating



Emeli Sande

Emeli Sande

British singer-songwriter Emeli Sande has confirmed that she and her husband split after being married for a year, even though the two of them had been dating for 10 years – since she was 17 years old.

The singer and her childhood sweetheart Adam Gouraguine dated for ten years before tying the knot in September 2012, and Emeli said she is still coming to terms with losing her “best friend”.

Emeli Sande who has been very hush-hush about the aftermath of her marriage has confirmed that the two of them actually broke up last year.

According to Emeli, the split has been very hard on her because it’s more like losing her best friend than her husband.

She opened up to Times and stated, “Adam and I had been together since I was 17. He was my only boyfriend. That’s the only person I’ve been with for the past 10 years. So (losing) our relationship more than the marriage was the big part for me to deal with.”

She continued, Everyone thought I’d gone mad. ‘What do you mean a divorce? We were all at your wedding a few months ago!’ But there was just something inside me that said, ‘This isn’t the life. You’re pretending to be someone else.’ And that’s so hard to explain to someone. I can’t explain it now.” 

Emeli, who showed off a slimmer new look at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow on Sunday night, confirmed that she is going to keep the tattoo on her left breastbone which reads ‘I love you Adam’ in Serbian.

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    November 11, 2014 at 6:36 am

    its better they don’t get married,just date have kids and move on.

  2. bolutiff

    November 11, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Every time I hear about a couple divorcing it just makes me even more cautious about marriage. Do it once and get it right by God’s grace. They probably had problems before they got married – problems which they thought would be rectified. …

    • Bella

      November 11, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Marriage – just like a baby does not solve problems, it compounds it, so people those who have ears have heard o, relationships on the brink are not solved this way. I no talk am again. For every female who thought that having a baby will solve or trap a dude, think again o, or marriage will solve some problem too, think am again o. Communication is key in any relationship you choose to embark on. But Pele – dis celebs don suffer. Divorce left right and centre, chai..

  3. jhennique

    November 11, 2014 at 7:50 am


  4. Valentina

    November 11, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Sad indeed. They both wasted all d fun nd excitment on d relationship part nd had notin more 2 do during marriage. Why would I date smeone 4 10 good years? A 10 years old child should b rounding up primary skool nd lookin forward 2 secondary nd they both had notin 2 show 4 it except a TATTOO.

    • MC

      November 11, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Well she was just 17 when they started dating!

  5. Chidinma Eke

    November 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I bet they were having issues already before the wedding ant thought getting married will solve their problems.
    Here ye o people; marriage isn’t the solution to your problems. Messed up singles turn messed up couples. There isnt any change/anointing that comes upon you when u exchange vows that will guarantee your happiness after if you weren’t happy before!

    • baboushka

      November 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

      So true like this girl I know who knowingly married a stingy man she was team I must marry before 30 hoping to change him it is worse now we are always bailing her out meanwhile hubby is employed and earns a decent living but she can barely make ends meet living paycheck to paycheck!

  6. Chidinma Eke

    November 11, 2014 at 8:17 am


  7. Emmy

    November 11, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Is there shame in the world of showbiz? One year is long to some self. Our own queen of comedy marriage’s last for 4 months

  8. bruno

    November 11, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Sad, but let’s look on the bright side, Her next album will be so good because of this divorce. Lots to write and sing about.

  9. Jay baby

    November 11, 2014 at 8:55 am

    BN please clarify biko if they tied the knot in September 2012 then they were married for TWO years, your headline says ONE year so which is it?

    • Jaygirl

      November 11, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Pls read again…it says they split LAST YEAR!

  10. Nikky

    November 11, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Aww this is disheartening, make it work guys pretty please?

  11. baboushka

    November 11, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Of course they were bound to break with he being the only person she has been with since she was 17 that was way too young to get too serious with anybody you don’t even know what you want or what love is at that age to get yourself tied down with one boy. They were probably at a point where they were almost like brother and sister too comfortable in each others company to even make a go at making it work. It is very important to date around note i said date NOT sleep around before settling down with anyone. Even our grandmothers had several toasters before settling on our grandpas. I wouldn’t be surprised if they go ahead to date or even marry other people and then find their way back to each other 10, 15 years from now it happens. Their relationship probably never matured from their teenage years married but still having teenage love hang ups happens a lot to teenage hood sweethearts.


      November 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm


    • baboushka

      November 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      Where did I say that people who date around stay married forever? Learn to read and most importantly understand before commenting.

  12. MYmind

    November 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Thought she was a leasbian…*side eye*

  13. ada ikpoh

    November 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Odikwa serious….i say it time and time again…”marriage a beautiful reality or a doomed concept’… an age where married life doesnt hold the same weight as it once did…why waste time, money and feelings….read my post on

    I hope she finds and he climbs beneath her beautiful o…

  14. Concerned_Boyfriend

    November 11, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    And that is to say…..Marriage ain’t for every one.

  15. Femme de l'Avenir

    November 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Hewu!!! I always admired the simplicity of the love story.

  16. Femme de l'Avenir

    November 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm


  17. Tosin

    November 29, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Amen, and amen.
    I hadn’t realized she was so young, or so beautiful.
    Love is bigger than marriage. Love >> marriage.

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