In an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Adele discussed her divorce and private life, shedding light on her feelings of anxiety and embarrassment.
The 33-year old singer gave a live performance at the Griffith Observatory in LA where other major pop stars were in attendance including Lizzo, Melissa McCarthy and Adele’s son Angelo. Adele also helps a man propose to his girlfriend during the show. Although the show is not yet available for transmission on television, we’ve gathered some eye popping revelations from her interview.
Adele felt “embarrassed” by her divorce
Adele mentioned how she know her marriage had reached the end of the rope after taking a personality test in a local magazine. She and her husband had been together for eight years and separated in 2018. Adele said, “I take marriage very seriously and it seems like I don’t know. Almost like I disrespected it by getting married and then divorced so quickly. I’m embarrassed because it was so quick.”
“I take marriage very seriously and it seems like I don't know. Almost like I disrespected it by getting married and then divorced so quickly. I'm embarrassed because it was so quick.”
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Her music is a “mystery” to her
Adele confessed how she is unable to determine how her music comes to her.
“I don’t think, as a person, I have what my singing has. I’m pulling from somewhere else and I don’t know how I access it. It’s wild because I don’t think I’m that deep in real life,” She said.
Adele explained how she wanted her audience to relate to her feelings and reassure them that people go through similar situations.
“Music helps me in many situations and I would like to do the same for people to be reminded that they are not alone.”
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Criticized for “weight loss”
The star spoke about her weight loss transformation and said she lost 45kg with the help of a new exercise regime. She further said how people have been criticizing her weight loss journey and objectifying her for years. Adele said,
“But it’s not my job to validate how people feel about their bodies. I feel bad that it’s made anyone feel horrible about themselves, but that’s not my job. I’m trying to sort my own life out. I can’t add another worry.”