She may be half the woman she used to be, but Adele has not changed where it counts.
The British superstar is preparing to release her first album in five years and has marked her return to the limelight with a magazine first appearing on the covers of both UK and US Vogue. And with the front pages, her most revealing interviews follow yet, where she opens up to fight with negative reaction to her 45kg weight loss.
“I understand why some women in particular were injured. Visually, I represented many women. But I’m still the same person, “she told US Vogue.
“The most brutal conversations had other women about my body. I was very f ….. disappointed with it. It hurt my feelings. ”
The 33-year-old insisted she never sat down to lose weight and was driven to exercise to ease anxiety when her marriage broke down.
“When I train, I just wanted to feel better. It was never about losing weight, it was always about getting strong and giving myself so much time every day without my phone, ”she told British Vogue.
But there’s no danger of gym selfies popping up on the singer’s Instagram soon. “People are shocked because I did not share my ‘journey’,” she said.
“They’re used to people documenting everything on Instagram, and most people in my position would get a great deal on a diet label. I could not give a flying f … I did it for myself and not for others. So why should I ever share it? I do not find it fascinating. It’s my body. ”
Adele also went into her recently concluded divorce from Simon Konecki and the impact the split had on the couple’s eight-year-old son Angelo. “My son has had many questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions that I just do not have answers to, ”she said.
“Why can’t you still live together?” I just felt like I would explain to him through this record when he is in his 20s or 30s, who I am, and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in pursuit of my own happiness. “
While she has since moved on with sports agent Richard Paul, Adele told Angelo that the arenas remain. “It simply came to our notice then. And it’s a real wound for me that I do not know if I will ever be able to heal. ”