Adele just made history by being the first person to appear on the November covers of British and American Vogue at the same time, and her pictures are gorgeous! The singer just went through some serious weight loss, and it was on full display in the photos. But she also talks about weighty topics like her divorce from Simon Konecki and her adorable son, Angelo.
On the American cover, Adele stuns in a green Valentino Haute Couture dress with Cartier earrings. She was photographed by Alasdair Mclellan, who picked a longer shot to show off Adele’s amazing figure.
For the British cover, photographer Steven Meisel captured the star in a closeup shot and allowed the singer’s beautiful makeup and hair to be the centerpiece. She wore a soft yellow dress and her hair was placed perfectly in waves.
Adele opened up about the struggles that she faced after her divorce from Simon Konecki, her anxiety that came with her growing fame and how she’s been hurt by recent hateful comments about her weight loss.
“My anxiety was so terrible, I’d forget what I had or hadn’t said to Angelo about separating,” she said in the November cover for British Vogue. “Angelo’s just like, ‘I don’t get it.’ … I don’t really get it either. There are rules that are made up in society of what happens and doesn’t happen in marriage and after marriage, but I’m a very complex person. I’ve always let him know how I’m feeling from a very young age because I felt quite frazzled as an adult.”
The singer revealed that her anxiety started before the pandemic and before her 2019 divorce. Back in 2011, she had to have surgery to fix a vocal-cord hemorrhage and protect her singing voice. When she had to cancel two shows back in 2017 because she wasn’t feeling great, the singer worried that she was disappointing her fans.
Adele revealed that her anxiety started to snowball from there.
The singer said that her gym time really helped calm the anxiety during the pandemic. “It became my time. 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.”
The singer has developed a pretty strict workout schedule and has followed the same routine for the last three years. She said that on high anxiety days she tends to work out two or three times a day. This intense schedule has helped her lose over 100 pounds.
While the goal was never to lose weight, many fans were surprised at how much weight Adele did lose, and not all of their comments have been kind. The singer revealed that some online comments have been nasty because she didn’t share everything she did with social media.
“People are shocked because I didn’t share my ‘journey’. They’re used to people documenting everything on Instagram, and most people in my position would get a big deal with a diet brand. I couldn’t give a flying f—,” she said. “I did it for myself and not anyone else. So why would I ever share it? I don’t find it fascinating. It’s my body,” said Adele.
Adele wanted fans to know that despite her weight loss she’s still the same person. The singer was most hurt by comments made by other women about her body.
“I understand why some women especially were hurt. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I’m still the same person. And the worst part of the whole thing was that the most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body,” she added. “I was very f–king disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings.”
The singer said that despite the criticism, she likes the way her body feels and is using her newfound strength to take control of her life.