Adele says she was disappointed by women’s comments about her 100lb weight loss
Adele has spoken out about her disappointment over reading comments made by women about her remarkable 100lb weight loss.
The Hello star appeared on the cover of both American Vogue and British Vogue on Thursday, and got candid about her dramatic transformation, confessing she is ‘addicted’ to exercise.
However, she admitted that the downside of it all was hearing other women make ‘brutal comments’ her changing appearance.
‘That hurt my feelings’: Adele says she was ‘f***ing disappointed’ by women making ‘brutal comments’ about her 100lb weight loss
‘My body’s been objectified my entire career,’ she told American Vogue. ‘It’s not just now. I understand why it’s a shock. I understand why some women especially were hurt.’
She continued: ‘Visually I represented a lot of women. But I’m still the same person,’ adding that the worst part was: ‘The most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body. I was very f*****g disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings.’
Explaining what spurred on her incredible weight loss over a period of two years she said: ‘It was because of my anxiety. Working out, I would just feel better.
Looking good: In the accompanying interview with Vogue, Adele revealed that she is addicted to exercise as she broke her silence on her 100lbs weight loss (pictured left earlier this year, right in 2008)
Journey: Adele pictured at the Grammy Awards back in 2017
Adele has been doing rigorous weight-lifting and circuit-training sessions every day – twice a day if her anxiety is running high – for three years and counting.
Though it is not clear exactly which comments she was referring to, the star has created huge talking points with her recent posts on social media.
In May 2020, Adele became the number on trending topic on Twitter for sharing a photo of herself on Instagram where she looked incredibly different.
Many fans took to social media to react to the pictures – with some saying they ‘missed’ the old Adele, and others going further to criticize her weight loss.
Np pain no gain: The star has got candid about her dramatic transformation, confessing she is ‘addicted’ to exercise
Return: The star is seen performing at Glastonbury in 2016
Still, Adele has stressed that she is ‘still the same person.’
The American Vogue feature begins with the interviewer meeting the star a private gym in West Hollywood for her Monday morning workout.
The writer notes that the British star has been doing a ‘rigorous weight-lifting and circuit-training sessions every day – twice a day if her anxiety is running high – for three years and counting.’
Wow factor: Adele has been stunning fans with her transformational appearance in social media snaps such as these (pictured with pal Nicole Richie)
Adele added: ‘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.’
‘I have a bad back and I had a C-section. So I had just nothing going on down there,’ she said.
Her trainer, Miele, also confirmed that the goal wasn’t weight loss, saying: ‘It was getting stronger, physically and mentally. She got really turned on to movement, and especially strength training. So turned on that she started doing double sessions.’
Adele in her own words as she makes huge return to the spotlight in British and US Vogue
On her divorce from Simon Konecki: ‘I was just going through the motions and I wasn’t happy. Neither of us did anything wrong. Neither of us hurt each other or anything like that. It was just: I want my son to see me really love, and be loved. It’s really important to me. I’ve been on my journey to find my true happiness ever since.’
On their son Angelo: ‘There were a few older girls who chased him around, asking if I was his mom. He was just like: ‘I think her name’s Adele, yeah. My mom. My mom.’ I’m not Adele to him. He felt like he was being bullied, because they were annoying him. I said: ‘That’s not bullying. Just say, Yeah, she’s my mom. She wiped my ass,’ she jokes.
On finding love with Rich Paul: ‘Rich just incredibly arrived. I don’t feel anxious or nervous or frazzled. It’s quite the opposite. It’s wild. I’m a 33-year-old divorced mother of a son, who’s actually in charge. The last thing I need is someone who doesn’t know where they’re at, or what they want. I know what I want. And I really know what I don’t want.’
On her weight loss: ‘It was because of my anxiety. Working out, I would just feel better. It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone. I got quite addicted to it. I work out two or three times a day. So I do my weights in the morning, then I normally hike or I box in the afternoon, and then I go and do my cardio at night. I was basically unemployed when I was doing it. And I do it with trainers.’
On reconnecting with her father: ‘We actually got our peace, again contrary to reports. I played him my album just a week before he passed, over Zoom. One thing that definitely happened in my divorce was that it humanised my parents for me. Big time. I went to hell and back! And in that I found the peace to forgive him. He was ready to go and he lasted a long time with it. So thank you.’
On Amy Winehouse: ‘I got really famous right as Amy Winehouse died. And we watched her die right in front of our eyes. It really offended me. I picked up the guitar because of Amy’s first album. She means the most to me out of all artists. Because she was British. Because she was amazing. Because she was tortured. Because she was so funny.’
On winner her 2017 Grammy over Beyoncé: ‘My personal opinion is that Beyoncé definitely should have won. I just said to her, like, the way that the Grammys works, and the people who control it at the very, very top – they don’t know what a visual album is. They don’t want to support the way that she’s moving things forward with her releases and the things that she’s talking about.’
On her new album 30: ‘I feel like this album is self-destruction, then self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption. But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time. I assumed it would be about my divorce but it’s kind of not.’