In an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, who dealt with various topics, singer Adele stated that she is ashamed of her divorce.
The star said that she felt as if she had “tarnished” the institution of marriage when she divorced her husband Simon Konecki in 2018.
She added that “frightening anxiety attacks” after the divorce led her to introduce an exercise regime during which she lost almost 45 kilograms in two years.
The American special broadcast in prime time is her first television interview on the occasion of the new album.
During the interview, Adele also sang several new songs at the picturesque location of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, in the shadow of the famous Hollywood sign.
In the company of stars such as Lizo, James Corden and Melissa McCarthy, the concert performed at dusk was the first time that Adele’s son Angelo watched his mother perform live.
“It’s a great honor, honey, to be here tonight,” she said.
During the performance, Adele even helped Quentin propose to Ashley’s girlfriend – by singing a serenade to the couple.Make You Feel My Love„.
The surprised future bride said “yes” and burst into tears.
“Thank God she agreed, because otherwise I don’t know who I would sing that song to,” Adele laughed.
The music was interspersed with inserts from an interview, recorded in the same California rose garden where Winfrey spoke with Megan Markle and Prince Harry earlier this year.
Here are some of the biggest discoveries from the American interview.
Adele was ashamed of the divorce
“All my life I was obsessed with a traditional family because I didn’t come from one,” said the singer, whose father left home when she was only two years old.
“From a young age, I promised myself that when I had children, we would stay together. And I tried, very, very long. “
Today at the age of 33, Adele first realized that her marriage was failing when she took a personality test in a magazine.
One of the questions was: “What does no one know about you”, and it came out to me in front of my friends: “I’m not happy. I don’t live life, I just live it. “
“Everyone was out of breath,” she recalls.
From that moment on, I began to ask myself: ‘What am I doing? Who am I doing this for? ‘
Although Adele was with Konecki for eight years, she previously stated that both the marriage and the divorce happened in 2018.
“I take marriage very seriously… but now it seems like it’s not like that,” she said with regret.
“It’s as if I’ve tarnished him by getting married and divorced so quickly. I am ashamed of how short it lasted. “
Her ex-husband “saved her life”
Adele pointed out that she still loves Konecki, even though she is not “in love” with him.
The two of them still live across the street from each other in Los Angeles and continue to raise their son Angel together.
She says that she considers Konecki to be responsible for “saving her life” because she became famous.
“At that moment, I was so young that I could be seduced by all that.
“I could easily have gone astray and destroyed myself by indulging in everything.
“And then he showed up and was the most stable person I’ve ever had in my life up to that point.
“Even now I would entrust my life to him.”
Adele can’t explain where her music comes from
Songs like “Hello“ i „Someone Like You“They touched millions of people, but Adele admitted that the power of her music is a mystery to her.
“I don’t think, as a person, I own what my music has.
“I’m pulling it from somewhere else and I don’t know how to approach it consciously.”
“It’s crazy, because I don’t think I’m that deep in real life,” she laughed.
Asked why she revealed so much personal information about herself in the lyrics, Adele explained that she wanted to comfort people who are going through similar experiences.
“Music helps me in many situations and I wish I could do the same for others… to remind them that they are not alone.”
“There were times when I was writing an album or listening to songs when I thought, ‘Maybe it’s too personal.’
“But nothing is as terrible as what I’ve been going through for the last two or three years behind closed doors. And that’s why I’m not afraid. “
Adele reconciled with her father before he died
The singer told Oprah that the “biggest wound she suffered as a child” was the “absolute absence of presence and effort” of her father Mark Evans.
“I didn’t have a shred of expectations since when, because I learned not to have them from my father,” she said.
“He’s the reason I didn’t fully discover what it’s like to be in a caring, caring relationship with someone.”
Although they were estranged for many years, the father and daughter reconciled in the last three years, after Evan became seriously ill.
During that time, he admitted that he only listened to her first song, “Hometown Glory„.
“He never played any of my songs,” she said.
“He said, ‘It’s too painful for me.'”
But the star wanted to play him one of the new songs, “To Be Loved“, Who talked about how his absence affected her ability to trust other people.
“It was amazing, both for me and for him,” she said.
“I think he could listen to me sing about it, but not how I talk – we’re very similar in that regard.”
She eventually managed to release a whole new album to him via Zuma, just before he died in April.
“His favorite songs were also my favorite songs, which is fantastic,” said Adele Opri.
“And he was proud of me for filming them.”
“It was, therefore, very, very healing and, when he died, it was as if the wound had closed.”
She was criticized because she lost weight
Adele’s appearance has been the subject of many speculations in the last two years, as she lost almost 45 kilograms during the new exercise regime.
The star said that the transformation was “mostly” the result of an attempt to control anxiety.
“I had frightening anxiety attacks after the marriage ended,” she explained.
“They would completely paralyze me and leave me confused, because I would lose all control over my body.”
After noticing that her anxiety subsided at the gym, she started going there every day.
“It really helped me get my head in order,” she said.
Winfrey recalled her own experiences with losing weight and how some people felt “upset” and “betrayed” when she first started dieting.
Suggesting that she received similar comments, Adele replied: “I am not shocked or even upset by all this, because my body has been the subject of objectification throughout my career.”
“Either I’m too big or I’m too small; I’m either handsome or I’m not handsome. “
“But it’s not my job to approve of how people feel about their own bodies.
“I feel bad because there were those who felt bad about themselves after that – but that’s not my job.
“I am trying to put my own life in order.
“I can’t worry about that yet.”
New song “Hold On” could become “national anthem”
During the concert, Adele premiered three new songs from the next album 30 – “I Drink Wine„, „Love Is A Game“ i „Hold On„.
Winfrey pointed out the latter as a favorite, reciting the text: “I am in great chaos / The more I try, the more I fall back / I am my own worst enemy / At this moment I hate myself.”
Adele said that she often felt that way during divorce – and her friends would tell her that she had to “endure”.
“It was exhausting to fight all that.
“It’s a process – the process is to divorce, the process is to be a single parent, the process is not to see your child every day.
“I didn’t plan it when I became a mother.”
Speaking before the broadcast of the television special, Winfrey said that she thought that this song would become “a national anthem around the world for anyone who is struggling with something.”
“The song is beautiful and moving.” she told CBS news.
Her son thinks Taylor Swift is a bigger star
When Adele took her son on a Taylor Swift stadium tour in 2018 Reputation, he was left without a text.
At the time, the six-year-old couldn’t believe how many people showed up at the concert, “because he came to rehearsals for my stadium performances and everything would be empty,” Adele laughed.
But she said that Angelo recently gained a picture of her mother’s true popularity, after the premiere of her last video on YouTube.
The other day he watched the countdown for the ‘Easy On Me’ video and said, ‘150,000 people were waiting!’ He then read the comments and said, ‘People really love you!’.
“So he begins to see little by little, but not to the end.”
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