English singer-songwriter Adele has had a tumultuous journey. She reacted to the comments about her weight loss during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In a conversation with Winfrey that aired as part of a two-hour special on Sunday (14 November) in the US on CBS, Adele was asked about her recent weight loss. She mentioned that her divorce was a catalyst to her weight loss.
Adele said she was "embarrassed" by her divorce and added that she felt like she had "disrespected" the idea of marriage when she separated from her husband, Simon Konecki, in 2018.
She added that "terrifying anxiety attacks" after the divorce prompted her to adopt an exercise regime that led to her losing 100lb in two years.
"I've been obsessed with a nuclear family my whole life because I never came from one," said the singer, whose father left home when she was just two years old.
"From a very young age [I] promised myself that, when I had kids, we'd stay together. And I tried for a really, really long time."
The popular singer explained that she initially started exercising more because she noticed it helped her manage her anxiety. Adele highlighted that she liked having her workout sessions on her schedule and that she didn’t set out to lose weight.
“I’m not shocked or even phased by [people’s reactions],” Adele told Winfrey. “Because my body has been objectified my entire career.”
She added: “I was body-positive then and I’m body-positive now. It’s not my job to validate how people feel about their bodies. … I’m trying to sort my own life out.”
Adele went on to describe herself as an athlete and a skilled boxer. She also said that her weight might fluctuate in the future. However, the British singer asserted that she’s not worried about putting on weight.
The television special was a prelude to the release of Adele’s fourth studio album, 30, which will be unveiled on 19 November.
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