Adele has been fined $1,600 for failing to register the birth of her son with her local register’s office in the United Kingdom.
Much like the U.S., most parents register the birth of their newborn at the hospital that they’re born in. It is believed that Adele declined the formal registration in effort to keep details about the baby’s birth private.
It was reported in October that Adele, 24, gave birth to a baby boy on Oct. 19. The sultry British singer has managed to keep most of the details surrounding her pregnancy a secret including her son’s name. The songstress only tweeted in July that she and boyfriend Simon Konecki, 38, were “over the moon” excited.
The baby is Adele’s first child with boyfriend who also has a five-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. Konecki is an ex-investment banker and current CEO of the charity Drop4Drop which supplies clean water to the needy.
According to Entertainment Wise, parents have 41 days to register their baby’s birth in the U.K., but sources tell the paper that it’s not a criminal act and that Adele is likely not worried about the pending fines.
Adele is known for being extremely private in spite of her celebrity.