Adele has been left feeling vulnerable and furious after a hacker stole private images and leaked them online.
The British star who fiercely protects the privacy of her fiance, Simon Konecki, and their son Angelo is devastated to have had her finace’s email account hacked and intimate pictures leaked.
The Sun reports that the leak is said to have included a baby scan, a photo of the singer’s three-year-old son and a selfie she took in the kitchen when she was pregnant.
Also stolen was a photograph of her as a five-year-old, sticking her tongue out for the camera.
In another image Adele is holding a cigarette and a champagne bottle while reclining on a bed.
A fan is said to have raised the alarm with Adele’s management after the images were posted on a Facebook page.
According to The Sun a member of Adele’s security team called the fan to inspect the images and check where they were being used.
“I was appalled and upset when I saw the pictures” said the person who alerted Adele’s security “They are really private and should not be passed around. I think it is disgusting that her so-called fans were sending them around and I thought it should be stopped.”
“They are way too private, especially the scan and picture of her when she was pregnant.
“If Adele wanted to share these pictures I am sure she would. It would be up to her if she wants intimate pictures like this shown around.”
Adele has previously spoken of how her fame scares her writing when Amy Winehouse died: “People think I hate being famous. I don’t. I’m really frightened of it. Watching Amy deteriorate is one of the reasons I’m a bit frightened. We were all very entertained by her being a mess.”
In 2014 Adele and her parrtner won a five figure payout from a photo agency after paparazzi photographed private family moments.
Adele's lawyer Jenny Afia said that the award winning performer was adamant her son Angelo must never become "public property."
She said: "It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to playgroup, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family's wishes."
An industry source told The Sun that Adele was devastated by this latest intrusion.
“It is exactly this sort of thing that Adele does not like about fame."
“She may be emotional on stage and share her feelings with fans, but she believes there should be limits.
“She was angry and upset when her management told her about the pictures and would have told them to get on it straight away.”