Adele got shockingly candid and personal during Sunday’s “Adele One Night Only” concert special for CBS.
The 33-year-old singer took to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, where she performed some of her most beloved hits, as well as a few songs from her new album “30”.
Intercut with the concert was a sit-down interview Adele did during which Oprah Winfrey asked her about some of her most personal moments.
Adele spoke about everything, including her divorce, new relationship and weight loss. The interview was very deep and there is much for fans to follow. To help, below is a rundown of the top 5 revelations that came from the singer’s “One Night Only” event special.
The end to her marriage
Adele’s latest album is an important one for her. Winfrey almost immediately noticed that she was making the album during a very difficult period in her life. She often wondered if it was too personal and therapeutic. Fortunately, she didn’t let those thoughts take over.
She said that the album is a reflection of her divorce from Simon Konecki (47). As she mentioned, Adele felt under pressure to maintain her nuclear family. Konecki ended her marriage to Adele as a matter of embarrassment.
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“I was so disappointed for him, but I was so disappointed myself. She said that she thought she would be the one to stop doing these bloody patterns all the while.
“It’s almost like I disrespected it by getting married and divorced so quickly and stuff like that,” she added. “I’m just embarrassed that I didn’t make my marriage work, you know?”
Her marriage ended, but that doesn’t mean it was a failure. Amid having a working co-parenting relationship with her ex and their 9-year-old son, Angelo, Adele doesn’t have a bad word to say about her ex-husband.
Adele admitted that Simon “probably saved my life,” she said. “He arrived at such a time, where the stability that he and Angelo gave me, no other would have been able give me like. I was young at that time in life and I don’t think I would have been able to keep up with it all.
She concluded, “Even now, I trust him with all my life,” “He and Angelo were angels that were sent to me, that’s how I feel.”
Her complicated relationship with her father
Adele acknowledged that her views on relationships were heavily influenced by her complicated relationship with Marc Evans, her father, who she left when she was a kid.
They were separated for many years before she finally admitted to being together. VogueShe was able look past their separation and to reunite with him shortly before he died from cancer earlier this year.
She said that she had zero expectations of anyone because her dad taught me not to expect them from me. “He was the reason why I haven’t fully accessed the value of a loving, loving relationship.”
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Her dad had never heard her first song, “Hometown Glory,” because it was so difficult for him emotionally. She changed his mind and played “To Be Loved” before he died. It was about her inability to trust people due to her absence.
She said, “It was amazing to me and him.” “I think he could hear me sing it, without saying it – we’re very similar like this.”
She played all of “30” before he died and noted that his favorite songs were hers.
Her relationship With alcohol
Adele doesn’t drink anymore.
Adele noticed that she started drinking heavily shortly after her divorce. Although her drinking was not problematic, Adele noticed that her relationship with alcohol was affecting her ability to get to grips with herself after her divorce.
She pointed out that quitting drinking is a great method to get to know yourself.
Adele stated, “At first I was probably keeping alcohol industry alive,” about her drinking during her divorce.
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However, she couldn’t help but acknowledge that alcohol “took my dad from me.”
“But you see, once I realized how much work I had to do on myself, then I quit drinking and I started working out lots to keep my centered,” she explained.
Her weight loss was not about fitness.
The singer lost about 100 pounds. While she’s thrilled with the way she looks now, she explained to Oprah that she didn’t set out with the goal of looking better, noting that she was always pleased with her body. She fell in love with working out after realizing the positive impact it had on her mental health.
She explained that she experienced the most frightening anxiety attacks after leaving her marriage. “They paralyzed and confused me because I couldn’t control my body.”
But she realized she trusted her personal trainer and never had anxiety while at the gym. She realized that she needed stability during a time in her life when her schedule was so flexible.
Unfortunately for Adele her weight loss has led to negative comments about her lifestyle, body positivity, and lifestyle. She explained to Oprah that she doesn’t allow that to impact her behavior or her mental health.
“It is not my job to validate what people feel about themselves. I feel terrible that anyone has felt this way about themselves. But that’s not my job. I’m trying to organize my life. I don’t need another worry.”
A big family moment
Whether it was a tool to help her reconnect with her dad, a way for her to express her emotions about her divorce or a healthy outlet for her to channel her anxiety, music has always been a positive force in Adele’s life.
However, it wasn’t until her “One Night Only” special that she shared her live music with her 9-year-old son, Angelo. He was there for the first-time and saw her perform live with other people.
“It’s the absolute honor of my life to have you here tonight baby,” Adele told her son from the stage at the show.
Source: Fox News