33-year-old Adele has become the new heroine of the latest issue of British Vogue. The singer starred for the cover, and also gave a great interview – the first in five years. In it, the star talked about her divorce from American businessman Simon Konecki, commented on her relationship with her new lover, sports agent Rich Paul, and revealed the secret of her weight loss. Collected the most interesting quotes from this interview.
Divorce from Simon Konecki
When I was 30, my life fell apart. It just didn't work for me anymore. I just went with the flow and was not happy. None of us have done anything wrong or hurt another or anything like that. I just thought that I want my son to see how I really love and how they love me (Adele and Konekki are raising their eight-year-old son Angelo. – Ed.). This is really important to me. Since then, I have been in search of true happiness.
Simon Konecki and Adele
How she survived a divorce
I was so alarmed that I forgot that I had said or not told Angelo about the divorce. Simon and I never fought for custody of him. Angelo simply said, “I don't understand that.” But I didn't really understand it either.
There are rules in society about what happens and what doesn't happen in marriage and after marriage, but I am a very complex person. I always told him how I felt from a very young age, because as I grew up, I began to feel quite exhausted.
I was very ashamed. We women were taught to keep trying, even in the movies we watched when we were little. It broke my heart at the time, but now I find it interesting. As they say, I have come to terms with it.
About the affair with Rich Paul
99.9 percent of the stories that have been written about me are fiction. Rich showed up in an unexpected way. I don't feel anxious, nervous, or exhausted. Just the opposite. This is crazy, and there is no doubt about the correctness of the decision. I am a 33 year old divorced mother of my son who is actually in charge. I know what I want. And I know what I don't want.
I had dates before Rich, but the guys hated it. It was stressful for them when they were seen on the street with me. While it does not bother him at all. He is beautiful. He's pretty damn funny and smart.
Rich Paul and Adele
About weight loss
I started practicing because of my anxiety. In training, I began to feel better. It was never about losing weight. It was about getting stronger and spending as much time as possible on yourself every day without a phone. I am addicted to this. I train two or three times a day. In the morning I do strength exercises, and in the afternoon I usually go hiking or boxing, in the evening I do cardio. I work out with a trainer.
About the public reaction to her weight loss
Throughout my career, my body has been objectified. Not just now. I understand why this is shocking. I understand why some women are particularly affected. Outwardly, I personified so many women. But I'm still the same person. But worst of all, the most violent comments about my body came from other women. I was damn disappointed with that. It hurt me.