"I've got some big news," Adele promised on her blog today (June 29), and she certainly does: The 24-year-old British songbird is pregnant. Adele and her boyfriend, 36-year-old charity worker Simon Konecki, are happily planning for the arrival of their first baby.

"I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together," reads the blog post. "I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx."

Adele and Konecki met last summer and have been dating ever since. The couple has been living in a $4 million seaside mansion in Brighton, U.K. that they purchased together in March. The singer was spotted wearing a diamond on her engagement ring finger in February, sparking engagement rumors, but in May she denied rumors via Twitter that the couple was set to marry.

It will be the first child for Adele and second for Konecki, who has a 5-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. In March, a Daily Star article claimed that the couple was eager to get pregnant. “The pair have spoken about children, and it’s something they both very much want in the future," an unidentified source told the British tabloid.