Visually I represented a lot of women, you don't need to be overweight to be body-positive: Adele on ‘brutal conversations’ about her transformational weight loss


After months of social media hibernation and living life off the radar following her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki, with whom she shares 9-year-old son Angelo, Adele has resurfaced by teasing her first single Easy On Me from her upcoming album presumably titled 30. Ahead of the song’s release on October 15, the singer also featured on the cover of American Vogue and British Vogue magazines and spoke about the conversation surrounding her weight loss and body transformation. She said she was, “very f—ing disappointed.”

During the cover interview, Adele revealed that she was struggling with anxiety and isolation at the end of her marriage and finding trainer Gregg Miele at West Hollywood's private Heart & Hustle gym was instrumental in her path to recovery. She said that training at the gym was therapeutic for her and said, “It became my time. 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.'"


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However, Adele dismissed reports of ever being on a diet and said, “Ain't done that. No intermittent fasting. Nothing. If anything I eat more than I used to because I work out so hard.” She was also irritated at the conversation surrounding her weight loss, telling the magazine "that whole thing of like, 'gets revenge body'... Oh my God. Suck my d—!" She slammed the people who tried to portray her as a divorced woman “spinning out of control” and called them “ridiculous” adding, “Because what is a woman without a husband? It's bulls—. They're used to people documenting everything on Instagram, and most people in my position would get a big deal with a diet brand. I couldn't give a flying f—. I did it for myself and not anyone else. So why would I ever share it? I don't find it fascinating. It's my body."


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Adele said that her body had been “objectified” throughout her career and this is not the first time that people have commented on it. She said, “I understand why it's a shock. I understand why some women especially were hurt. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I'm still the same person. The most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body. I was very f—ing disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings. You don't need to be overweight to be body-positive — you can be any shape or size."

(Source: British and American Vogue)