Adele Says She Was ‘Embarrassed’ After Divorce & Experienced Anxiety Attacks, Reacts To Weight Loss Backlash: I’m Either Too Big Or Too Small

Adele Says She Was ‘Embarrassed’ After Divorce & Experienced Anxiety Attacks, Reacts To Weight Loss Backlash: I’m Either Too Big Or Too Small

Adele During a recent sit-down, she shared her personal life.

Yesterday (Sunday 14th November), CBS aired an interview. AdeleSpecial, dubbed -focused One Night Only. The 2-hour TV special was largely focused on an Adeleconcert, but it was also intercut by an interview between the 33 year-old singer and Oprah Winfrey.

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Oprah Winfrey

During her interview with OprahAdele She spoke out about her divorce. Simon Konecki–a theme that’s expected to come up in her upcoming 30 album. She shared her initial regret over the divorce of her relationship with husband, saying:

“I’ve been obsessed with a nuclear family my whole life because I never came from one. Since a very young age [I] promised myself that, when I had kids, we’d stay together. And I tried for a really, really long time.”

She added:

“I take marriage very seriously… and it seems like I don’t now. It was almost like I disrespected marriage by getting married and then divorcing so quickly. I’m embarrassed because it was so quick.”

Adele also said that, while her divorce stirred up negative emotions, it also inspired her to exercise more–helping with her famous weight loss:

“I had the most terrifying anxiety attacks after I left my marriage. They paralyzed me completely and made me so confused because I wouldn’t be able to have any control over my body. [Going to the gym] really contributed towards me getting my mind right.”


While we are on the topic of her weight loss Adele also addressed some fans’ backlash to her slimming down:

“I’m not shocked or even fazed by it because my body has been objectified my entire career. I’m either too big or too small; I’m either hot or I’m not. 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. “


The “Easy On Me” singer then proceeded to gush about her relationship with Rich PaulHere’s a story about their first date.

“We went out for dinner, which he says was a business meeting. I’m like, a business meeting about what? We wouldn’t be having a meeting about business. And then it was just the first time we’d hung out only on our own, and not with other friends and stuff like that. This was a natural way to meet. I think that’s how people would normally meet each other, like, in real life.”

She continued, stating that her relationship with Rich Paul helped her learn to “love herself.” Adele also dished on the sports agent’s personality:

“He’s just hilarious. Oh, he’s so funny. Yeah, and very smart.”

Adele, Rich Paul

Continued to speak about her personal life. Adele also revealed she and her father–who walked out on her at 2 years old–reconnected shortly before his death. She recounted her initial story:

“I had absolutely zero expectations of anybody, because I learned not to have them through my dad. He was the reason I haven’t fully accessed what it is to be in a loving, loving relationship with somebody.”

Adele Then she said that after her father was diagnosed with cancer, she and him began to reconcile through music. During that period, she played him her musical catalogue–as he said it was “too painful” to hear her work before then. The experience was recalled by Adele stated:

“It was amazing for me and him. He could probably listen to me sing, I think. [about my pain] but not saying it–we are very similar like that. His favorite things were also all mine, which was incredible. He was proud that I did it. It was very, very healing. [and] when he died, it was literally like the wound closed up.”


It’s also worth pointing out that–during the concert portion of the special–Adele A fan proposed to his girlfriend by helping him. The couple were then brought on stage, the woman in blindfolded and wearing noise-cancelling headphones. She was then surprised after taking off the blindfold and headphones, ultimately accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal. Afterwards, Adele came from the shadows to congratulate the couple before singing “Make You Feel My Love.”

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