Adele on the cover of British Vogue.
- Adele opens up about the new chapter of her life in two interviews with Vogue.
- She says her new album is “self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption”.
- She speaks candidly of her divorce from Simon Konecki, while confirming her relationship with Rich Paul.
Adele is Vogue’s November cover star.
The singer, who is gearing up to release new music, opened up about her divorce, her body image and more, telling journalist Giles Hattersley her new album is “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.”
Since her last album, 25, a lot has happened in Adele’s life. She says of her divorce from Simon Konecki in another interview with Abby Aguirre: “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.”
The singer has since started dating sports agent Rich Paul; she confirms the relationship herself during her chat with Giles Hattersley.
“It was because of my anxiety. 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.”
– Adele on her 100 lbs (45kg) weight loss
Elsewhere in the interview, Adele speaks of her reason for this album.
“My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have an answer for,” she says.
“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.”
Adele’s first single from her upcoming album is set for release on 15 October. Watch the teaser here.
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