Adele Says New Album Is ‘Me Divorcing Myself’, Recalls Being ‘Very Disappointed’ That Women Had ‘The Most Brutal’ Comments About Her Weight Loss + Confirms She’s Dating Sports Agent Rich Paul
Adele is back and ready for the world to hear what she has to say.
Adele is opening up about her life’s journey thus far. In her new cover article with Vogue Magazine, the 33-year-old British songstress talks new music, weight loss, and her budding new romance.
On returning to the spotlight, Adele said,
“I mean, I have to sort of gear myself up to be famous again, which famously I don’t really like being.”
It’s been five years since the ‘Hello‘ singer sat down for an interview and six years since her last album ’25’ was released. Discussing her new music, she said,
“With this one, I made the very conscious decision to be like, for the first time in my life, actually, ‘What do I want? I feel like this album is self-destruction, then self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption. But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time.”
“If the new album is a divorce album, it’s a different kind of divorce album. It was more me divorcing myself. Just being like, B****, f***** hot mess, get your f***** s*** together!”
Adele also added that her new album is dedicated to her son, Angelo, for when he gets older.
“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. It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal.”
Elsewhere, the Rolling In The Deep singer also got candid about her divorce from Simon Konecki and the anxiety that followed.
“I was just going through the motions and I wasn’t happy. 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.”
“Obviously Simon and I never fought over him [Angelo] or anything like that. Angelo’s just like, ‘I don’t get it.’ I don’t really get it either. There are rules that are made up in society of what happens and doesn’t happen in marriage and after marriage, but I’m a very complex person. I’ve always let him know how I’m feeling from a very young age because I felt quite frazzled as an adult.”
Following the divorce, Adele says she started to pursue her own happiness, in large part to her anxiety. Crediting therapy as her guide, she said,
“My therapist told me that I had to sit with my little seven-year-old self. Because she was left on her own. And I needed to go sit with her and really address how I felt when I was growing up. And issues with my dad. Which I’d been avoiding.”
On her 30th birthday, Adele shocked fans with her dramatic weight loss, which she says started as a way to manage her anxiety.
“I realized that when I was working out, I didn’t have any anxiety. It was never about losing weight. I thought, If I can make my body physically strong, and I can feel that and see that, then maybe one day I can make my emotions and my mind physically strong.”
However, although she was feeling happier and healthier, Adele said she was hurt by the reactions of her fans and followers. She added,
“The most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body. I was very f****** disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings.”
“My body’s been objectified my entire career, it’s not just now. I understand why it’s a shock. I understand why some women especially were hurt. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I’m still the same person.”
In addition to finding herself for this album, the singer has also found love with sports agent Rich Paul. The two sparked dating rumors back in July of this year and went social media official in September.
On her new romance, she explained,
“He was always there, I just didn’t see him.”
Adele says the two met at a party and she loved how ‘funny’ he was. She added that 99 percent of the other dating rumors were false and with Rich Paul, she feels safe.
“I don’t feel anxious or nervous or frazzled. It’s quite the opposite. It’s wild. I’m a 33-year-old divorced mother of a son, who’s actually in charge. The last thing I need is someone who doesn’t know where they’re at, or what they want. I know what I want. And I really know what I don’t want.”
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