Put yourself first Adele made headlines in May 2020 when she debuted a slimmer figure — and people have been talking ever since.
The “Set Fire to the Rain” singer’s weight loss came after some major changes in her person life. As Adele’s music dominated the music world, the U.K. native started to focus largely on her family. Three years later, Adele released her second album after welcoming Angelo to the world. She married her longtime boyfriend. Simon KoneckiIn 2018, the couple split.
The songwriter decided to keep herself out the spotlight and her personal trainer was there to help. Pete Geracimo, offered a glimpse at Adele’s investment into her health in May 2020.
“When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her to be healthy. Especially post-pregnancy and post-surgery,” he wrote via Instagram at the time. “When 25 dropped and the tour announced, we had to get ready for a 13 month grueling schedule. She began to train and made better food choices during that time. As a result, she lost considerable weight and people took notice.”
Five months later, Adele displayed her hard work during her first interview. Saturday Night Live hosting gig. In her monologue, the Oscar winner discussed her weight loss, saying, “I know I look really, really different since you last saw me, but actually because of all the COVID restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and only bring half of me, and this is the half that I chose.”
After her memorable appearance at the sketch show, Alan Carr addressed the comments being made about his friend Adele’s dramatic change.
“She’s always been gorgeous with those eyes and those lips,” Carr said during an episode of the U.K. morning show LorraineIn October 2020. “With Adele, you sort of miss the point if you’re just worried about what size knickers she wears, ‘cause it’s the voice. It’s that inspirational, awesome voice! If the voice got skinny, I’d say [there’s a problem].”
Adele spoke out about why she went to the gym more the next year. This led to a nearly 100-pound weight loss in two years.
“I had the most terrifying anxiety attacks after I left my marriage,” she explained in her CBS tell-all interview in November 2021. “They paralyzed me completely and made me so confused because I wouldn’t be able to have any control over my body.”
She said that exercising helped her mental health, so that was her priority.
“I had such trust [with my trainer]. I felt less anxious after working with him. I wasn’t even bothered by my weight but by doing that, it helped me with a lot of things,” Adele shared at the time.
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