ADELE dedicates her new album to her nine-year-old son in an attempt to explain her divorce after a six year hiatus.
The singer has consistently been one of Britain's greatest talents over the past decade and has undergone a dramatic weight loss journey since she first found stardom. Here's a look back on her transformation…
What did Adele look like before and after weight loss?
Adele appeared at the Brits in 2008 after shooting to fame with her debut album.
Chasing Pavements and Make You Feel My Love became household hits and little to her knowledge, this was just the start of a sensational music career.
Adele noticed that people began to make comments about her weight.
Looking back on her early days, the star said: "It seemed to astound people that I was plus size and being successful, that was how I felt.
But a confident Adele added: "I don't make music for eyes I make music for ears."
After releasing her second studio album, Adele hit back at those commenting on her size 16 figure.
During an interview with Q magazine, the star said "I'm a size 16, normal," she told the publication.
"I wouldn't encourage anyone to be unhealthy overweight just as much as I wouldn't encourage a f***ing Ralph Lauren model to suck on ice when she feels like fainting.
"I've got a lot of things on my to-do list and that's right at the bottom; when I can squeeze in time I don't want to go to the f***ing gym, I want to go the pub with my mates.
"I can't be bothered. It's not even lazy, it's just other things thrill me in life."
Despite looking amazing before, Adele decided she needed to adopt a more balanced lifestyle for the sake of her voice, after her 2011 vocal hemorrhage.
She cut out alcohol, cigarettes, and caffeine, as well as 'spicy, citrusy, and tangy' food.
"It's f***ing boring, but I don't think you take your voice seriously until you've an accident"
She added: "I'm frightened all the time I'm going to damage my voice."
Adele kickstarted her weight-loss ahead of her 13-month ’25’ album tour.
She started working with her now-famous personal trainer Pete Geracimo on a "13 month gruelling schedule".
Pete later revealed: "When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy."
Speaking to Vogue in 2016, she said: "I was trying to get some stamina for my tour, so I lost a bit of weight," she explained.
"Now I fit into normal, off-the-shelf clothes, which is a really big problem for me!"
After announcing her split from her husband of three years back in April 2019, Adele seemed to ramp up the image change.
Her trainer Pete Geracimo acknowledges how her personal affected her fitness journey in an Instagram post.
He wrote: "Since she moved to LA, it’s been well documented that she underwent some tough personal changes. It’s only natural that with change comes a new sense of self and wanting to be your best possible version."
Adele only acknowledged her weight loss in public for the first time during her appearance on Saturday Night Live.
“I know I look really, really different since you last saw me,” she joked.
“But actually, because of all the Covid restrictions…I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me, and this is the half I chose.”
Adele showed off her svelte figure in 2021 as she posed in an England football shirt ahead of the Euro finals.
Reports have claimed that Adele has been trying out The Sirtfood Diet, which is based on plant foods such as kale and buckwheat.
She is also said to have taken up reformer pilates with pal Ayda Field.
Experts have estimated that Adele has lost an incredible 7st in total.
What did Adele say about her weight loss?
In a new interview with Vogue about her upcoming fourth album, which is rumoured to be called ’30’, Adele opens up about how she never intentionally wanted to lose weight, but the exercises she was doing was helping her deal with her anxiety.
"My anxiety was so terrible," she told British Vogue. "I definitely learnt a lot of tools in my therapy, but I also just go with it. I find the anxiety gets worse when you try and get rid of it."
According to the songwriter, she's lost 100 pounds over the last two years, but never felt the need to ever publicize it.
"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." she explains.
She also wanted to clear the air in the interview, by stating that despite what the tabloids have said, she has never gone a diet.
"If anything I eat more than I used to because I work out so hard," she said
Another theory the singer wanted to make clear is that her weight loss was never a "revenge Body".
"It's ridiculous. I think it's that people love to portray a divorced woman as spinning out of control, like, 'Oh she must be crackers. She must've decided she wants to be a ho.' Because what is a woman without a husband? It's bul***t."
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