Emeli Sande ‘splits from her rapper boyfriend’

March 1, 2017 GMT

Emeli Sande has reportedly broken up with her rapper boyfriend Hypo.

The 29-year-old singer-songwriter - who was previously married to marine biologist Adam Gouraguine - dated Hypo for 12 months, but the pair went their separate ways weeks before Emeli won the fourth BRIT award of her career at the O2 Arena in London last week.

A source said: “Hypo was the first guy Emeli had properly fallen for since leaving Adam.

“They got together after meeting through friends and had some amazing times. But long-term relationships are so hard to get right in the music industry.”

Despite their split, Emeli remains on good terms with the rapper and is still “really happy”.

The source told The Sun newspaper: “Towards the end of last year they both decided to call it a day and keep their friendship strictly professional.

“It’s sad but the best way forward. Emeli’s really happy and already eager to put herself back out there.”

Emeli previously admitted she would like to start a family at some stage, although she insisted she was waiting for the “right person” to come along.

The ‘Next to Me’ hitmaker shared: “I’d like to have children - with the right person. I’m a bit shy, so we’ll see what happens. I’m definitely getting back out there. Let’s put it that way.”

Emeli won the British Female Solo Artist gong at the BRITs and she took her sister Lucy up on stage with her so they could revel in the moment together.

But the singer - whose mother and father were also on her table at the BRITs - suggested her younger sister will become a parent first.

She said: “My mum and dad never put pressure on, they’re very chilled, but I think they would like grandchildren.

“I feel like my sister might start a family before me. She is younger than me, but she’s a lot more mature.”