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'It was never about losing weight': Adele on how working out helped her anxiety, cope with divorce

by Lester Blair
Adele covers the November issues of American and British Vogues.
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Adele has returned and is doing double duty. 

The 33-year-old British singer is the cover star for the November issue of both American Vogue and British Vogue, published simultaneously Thursday, something that has never happened before in history, According to Vogue.

Photographer Alasdair Mclellan captured Adele wearing a vibrant and cascading green Valentino Haute Couture dress with Cartier earrings for the Vogue cover For British Vogue, the “Chasing Pavements” singer was captured by Steven Meisel wearing a canary yellow dress, her hair coiffed in waves

The velvety singer hasn’t released “25”, her 2015 last album, in six years. She teased her fans on Tuesday by releasing a sneak peak of “Easy on Me”, her next project that she calls “sensitive”. 

“I always say that ’21’ doesn’t belong to me anymore. Everyone else took it into their hearts so much,” she said to American Vogue of her 2011 project which won a Grammy for album of the year. “I’m not letting go of this one. This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let this one go.”

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In both cover stories, Adele talks about her struggles with anxiety, her 2019 divorce from Simon Konecki and her relationship with her son Angelo, 9. 

Adele covers the November issues of American and British Vogues.

“My anxiety was so terrible, I’d forget what I had or hadn’t said to Angelo about separating,” she said in the November cover for British Vogue. “Angelo’s just like, ‘I don’t get it.’ “Angelo’s just like, “I don’t get it.” I don’t really get it either. There are rules that are made up in society of what happens and doesn’t happen in marriage and after marriage, but I’m a very complex person. I’ve always let him know how I’m feeling from a very young age because I felt quite frazzled as an adult.” 

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According to her, her exercise routine has helped her with mental problems. 

“I realized that when I was working out, I didn’t have any anxiety. The goal was not to lose weight. “I thought: If I can make myself physically strong and can see and feel that, then perhaps one day, I will be able to make my emotions physically strong,” she stated in American Vogue. 

However, the benefits of the gym being used as a coping mechanism are amazingThe 15-time Grammy Winner was frustrated as well.  

Adele walks in during the second half in Game Five of the NBA Finals.

“People are shocked because I didn’t share my ‘journey’. They’re used to people documenting everything on Instagram … British Vogue told her that she did this for herself and no one else. “You don’t need to be overweight to be body positive, you can be any shape or size.”

Adele also detailed other events that gave her a lot of public attention in her double interviews like criticism for wearing Bantu knots and her Beyoncé shoutout at the Grammys. 

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She said that she understood why some people thought it was inappropriate. I was actually wearing it to protect my Afro hair. Ruined mine, obviously.”

Adele also admitted to crying in Beyonce’s dressing room, expressing admiration for her after winning album of the year for “25” against Beyonce’s “Lemonade.” 

Adele poses with her five Grammy awards.

“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,” she said.  

American Vogue told her that she had received broken golden gramophones in the mail, and it was never fixed. She decided to weld it, as a tribute to the winner.

“There’s a lemon in it,” she added.  

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