In an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Adele opened up about her weight loss, her failed marriage, and her experience as a mother and a musician. The interview took place in a beautiful rose garden, the same location where Winfrey interviewed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The interview was part of a CBS special called "Adele One Night Only," which aired on Sunday night and featured a pre-recorded performance from a concert at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
During the interview, Adele shared that she began exercising to manage her anxiety and not specifically to lose weight. She emphasized the importance of body positivity and said it was not her job to validate other people's opinions about her body.
Adele also spoke about her disappointment in her divorce from her ex-husband, Simon Konecki. She admitted that she had always wanted a stable and united family, especially because she did not come from one herself. She revealed that she knew she needed to end her marriage when she finally admitted to her friends that she was unhappy.
Despite the end of their marriage, Adele credited Konecki with saving her life and preventing her from self-destructing. They still live opposite each other in Los Angeles and co-parent their 9-year-old son,
When discussing her new album, "30," Adele revealed that it was written in real time during the difficult moments of her life. She shared that the album was her way of expressing herself and showing her son who she truly is.
The interview also touched upon Adele's reconciliation with her estranged father before he passed away. She described playing him her new album and finding peace before his death.
Finally, Adele shared her excitement about her new relationship with Rich Paul, a sports agent. She described him as hilarious, smart, and someone who has helped her learn to love herself.
In a tweet before the CBS special aired, Adele expressed her nervousness about performing with her son in the audience. She thanked Oprah for creating a safe space for her to tell her truth. Adele said that watching the special brought her to tears and being able to perform her new songs on stage again after years of personal struggles and the pandemic was a truly overwhelming experience.