Adele Reveals the Moment She Knew She Wanted a Divorce
Adele opened up about her realization that she wanted a divorce.
In her intimate interview with media icon Oprah Winfrey, the “Easy on Me” singer opened up about her decision to get divorced from her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, and how she reflected on the experience in her upcoming album, 30. The pop star also got candid about her thoughts on marriage and the nuclear family.
“I’ve been obsessed with the nuclear family my whole life because I never came from one. In all these movies and all these books, when you grow up reading them, that’s what it should be. I just, from a very young age, promised myself that when I had kids, that we’d stay together. We would be that united family. And I tried for a really, really long time.”
“I was just so disappointed for my son. I was so disappointed for myself, and I thought I was gonna be the one that stopped doing those bloody patterns all the time,” she added.
She also revealed the moment that she realized that she wanted a divorce, during a conversation with a group of her friends.
“We were all answering these questions in this very bougie magazine, and it was something like, ‘What’s something that no one would ever know about you?’ And I just said it in front of three of my friends, I was like, ‘I’m really not happy. I’m not living, I’m just plodding along,'” she said.
“And I remember a lyric that I wrote that I put on a song on 25, which is ‘I want to live and not just survive.’ I definitely felt like that. And it was when I admitted to my own friends who thought I was really happy that actually I’m really unhappy, and they were all aghast. I felt like it was sort of from there that I was like, what am I doing it for?” she said.
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When Winfrey asked the star what she thinks is the real reason Konecki came into her life, she said that the stability that she found when she met him, and later had her son Angelo, “probably saved [her] life.”
“He came at such a moment, where the stability that he and [her son] Angelo have given me, no one else would have ever been able to give me, especially at that time in my life. I could’ve easily gone down some dodgy paths, [or been] sort of self-destructive from being so overwhelmed by all of it. And he came in and he was stable, the most stable person I’ve ever had in my life up until that point.”
When asked whether 30 was the divorce album, the singer said, “I think I’m divorcing myself on this one.”
“I spent a lot of time on my own, really sitting in my feelings and not keeping myself busy. I used to always, if a feeling came up I’d distract myself or I’d call a friend and be like, ‘Oh, do you wanna go out,’ or put a movie on or whatever,” she said. “Whenever I noticed how I was feeling I would sit down and I would sit with it.”
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