Adele has opened up about her divorce, weight loss and misguided public perceptions of her in interviews with both British and American Vogue. The 33-year-old, who has just announced her new comeback single, Easy on Me, is the latest Vogue cover star with ‘Adele Vogue Cover’ now a trending search term.
The incredibly detailed and often-times emotional interview saw the singer reveal intimate details of her divorce to Simon Konecki in 2019, with whom she shares her nine-year-old son, Angelo.
‘I was just going through the motions and I wasn’t happy,’ Adele told the publication. ‘Neither of us did anything wrong. Neither of us hurt each other or anything like that. It was just: I want my son to see me really love, and be loved. It’s really important to me…I’ve been on my journey to find my true happiness ever since.’
It hasn’t been easy though, with Adele confessing that she still hasn’t forgiven herself for what the divorce has put her son through. ‘If I can reach the reason why I left, which was the pursuit of my own happiness, even though it made Angelo really unhappy—if I can find that happiness and he sees me in that happiness, then maybe I’ll be able to forgive myself for it,’ she explained.
But it’s comments about her weight-loss that seem to have everyone talking, with ‘Adele before and after weight loss’ now a breakout search term – something that seems to occur whenever the singer posts a picture or says anything about her workout routine.
In fact, Adele explained that her new love of exercise was never about looking a certain way, but rather needing an escape from anxiety. For three years now, she has been weight-lifting and circuit-training every day, sometimes even three times a day if she’s feeling particularly anxious.
'It was because of my anxiety,' she explained. 'Working out, I would just feel better. It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone. I got quite addicted to it. I work out two or three times a day.'
All these other people have come out saying that they trained me, I’ve never met them in my life.
Ultimately though, a lot of what was reported about her weight loss by tabloids and social media commentators alike was incorrect. ‘All these other people have come out saying that they trained me,’ she says. ‘Fuckin’ weirdos. I’ve never met them in my life!’
Her actual trainer is Gregg Miele, who she says is the person she’s spent the most time with in the last three years.
What follows is an intricate understanding of Adele’s life behind the scenes and the creation of her new album. With much of the album written for her son Angelo, it’s set to be starkly different from her last. ‘All the other albums are like, You did this! You did that! Fuck you! Why can’t you arrive for me? Then I was like: Oh, shit, I’m the running theme, actually. Maybe it’s me!’ she laughed.
Well, whether we get to shout at our exes or ourselves through Adele’s new album, we can’t wait.