British singer Adele is reportedly facing a $1,600 fine for allegedly failing to register her newborn baby within the 42-day legal deadline, according to reports.
The 24-year-old Grammy award-winning singer gave birth to her and fiancé Simon Konecki's first baby on Oct. 19 more than 50 days ago, but the couple is yet to make an appointment to register him, The Sun U.K. reports.
"Cops are hardly going to be banging on their door tomorrow and it's probably just an oversight on their part," a source told the publication.
"Most parents register their baby within a couple of weeks because it's a nice thing to do – and because there's a maximum fine of [$1600] if they don't. There's loads of reasons why parents are late and millions of couples don't bother for ages," the insider explained.
The singer, who is yet to release her baby's name, reportedly has up to 90 days before she and Konecki, 36, are formally fined. However, it is unlikely that the situation will be a major cause for concern for the pair. The "Someone Like You" singer's award winning "21" album has sold more than 10 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The album, which was released less than two years ago, reached the 10 million mark in recent weeks, much to the singer's delight.
"'Shine bright like a diamond!' US fans, we just hit 10 million copies over on your side of the pond! Thanks," Adele tweeted to her 10 million followers on Nov 28.
The singer won all six categories that she was nominated for at the 2012 Grammys in February, including album of the year. She is said to be overjoyed with the success of both her career and love life.
"It's true love for Adele and Simon. They are committed to each other and ready to be a family. Adele feels that falling pregnant is like hitting the jackpot," a source told Capital FM U.K.
"She said 'I've been on a high for a year with my work and personal life, but the best is yet to come,'" the source added.