The renowned singer, who made history as the first star to cover both American Vogue and British Vogue in the same month, spoke candidly about her life, divorce, motherhood, and of course, her artistry.
Her Album Was For Her Son
While speaking to British Vogue, Adele described her upcoming album as one that encompasses “self-destruction, self-reflection and self-redemption.” However, it might not have come to life without the painful experience of her divorce.
As you might know, in 2019, the singer filed for divorce from her now ex-husband Simon Konecki with whom she shares son, Angelo. And while the separation was difficult on her, as with most divorces, it was her 8-year-old that took the brunt of it.
Adele explained during the interview that her son had numerous questions about her and Konecki’s split, which she didn’t seem to have answers to. So, she decided to use her music to reach out to him. In her words:
I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he’s in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness.
The singer admitted that Angelo was “really unhappy” about his parents’ divorce, and the knowledge of it feels like a “real wound” that would never be healed.
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The 33-year-old songstress revealed to American Vogue that the process of writing most of the album for Angelo began when he was around six-and-a-half years old. The singer recalled a life-changing question her boy asked, saying:
He said to my face, Can you see me? And I was like, Uh, yeah. And he was like, Cause I can’t see you.
Adele shared that her life turned upside down at that moment, and she realized she needed to start sharing with her boy. So the day after the difficult conversation, she went to the studio and wrote a song for him, and over time the project morphed into an explanation for him.
Her Weight Loss
Adele also spoke about her internet-breaking weight loss in the November cover. The London native revealed that she began going to the gym and working out not because she wanted to lose some pounds.
Instead, she wanted to deal with her anxiety and make her body stronger, which resulted in her losing about 100 pounds. The “Hello” crooner mentioned that she works out sometimes as much as three times a day.
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And while most of the internet praised her shocking weight loss transformation, the singer noted she received some hateful remarks from women who were disappointed that she became slimmer and didn’t represent them visually anymore.
Adele slammed the critics, saying her feelings were hurt by the comments as one doesn’t have to be overweight to be body positive. She remarked, “you can be any shape or size.”