Adele is back in the spotlight, covering both American Vogue and British Vogue at the same time.
In the American Vogue interview, Adele opens up about some deeply personal topics, including her divorce from Simon Konecki, her mental health, her nine-year-old son, Angelo, her relationship with her late father, and her current boyfriend, sports agent Richard Paul.
She says making her new album became a way of explaining things to her son for him to listen to when he’s older.
“I realized that I was the problem.
Cause 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!?’
It’s sensitive for me, this record, just in how much I love it. I always say that 21 doesn’t belong to me anymore. Everyone else took it into their hearts so much. I’m not letting go of this one.
This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let this one go.”
She said her fitness routine helped with her mental health struggles.
“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.
She told British Vogue,
“People are shocked because I didn’t share my ‘journey’. They’re used to people documenting everything on Instagram … I did it for myself and not anyone else.
You don’t need to be overweight to be body positive, you can be any shape or size.”