At the very end of last year, Adele posted some pictures from her Christmas party, and it was clear that Simon Konecki wasn’t the only thing she was saying goodbye to in 2019. Adele was looking quite a bit thinner. Later we saw a smaller-looking Adele in pictures taken on vacation, then at an Oscars after-party. A picture of New Adele has popped up on the internet earlier today, and the internet is once again asking, “Wait, that’s Adele? Like chasing pavements and setting fire to the rain while saying hello Adele?”
Adele turned 32 yesterday, and she celebrated her big day by posting a picture of herself to her Instagram, which was the first picture posted since December. I’m sure that what Adele’s fans really wanted was for her to say, “Surprise! I’m 32, and here’s my newest album, 32, which you can enjoy listening to on repeat 8,000 while stuck inside your home baking banana bread.” Instead, she posted a picture of herself in a black dress, standing behind a large gold hoop covered in flowers. She also gave a shout-out to all the essential workers that are busting their asses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels ♥️ 2020 okay bye thanks x”
Lauren Paul, Aaron Paul’s wife, also wished Adele a happy birthday in an Instagram Story by posting this picture from a past trip to Las Vegas with Nicole Richie and travel writer Jedidiah Jenkins:
Considering that Adele looks like she stepped into a telepod from The Fly with Stassi from Vanderpump Rules, people started talking about that picture. People were quick to point out that Adele has always looked good, and that any lost weight is not indicative of where her arrow lands on the hot meter. Many others didn’t want to hear anyone praising Adele’s less-big body as some kind of an accomplishment or glow up.
To my fellow fats who are looking at everyone telling Adele how beautiful she is now she's skinny – you're valid, beautiful and celebrated at the weight you are NOW. You don't need an "Adele" moment to feel validated. You can achieve and be whatever you want to be RIGHT NOW.
— lottie l’amour 🐻 (@Lottie_Lamour) May 6, 2020
can i please not read another article about adele losing 7 stone or in fact any article about anyone that has lost weight ever. it’s not our business, you don’t know why they’ve lost that weight and pushing the narrative that you‘re more valuable when you’ve lost weight is vile
— amy (@ahsureIook) May 6, 2020
adele has always been one of the most beautiful people in the world you’re all rude if you’ve only just noticed
— lili (@IiIijohnson) May 6, 2020
— Adam Vaughan (@imadamscott) May 6, 2020
Another person pointed out that you never really know why a person has suddenly dropped weight, and that it could be an intentional choice, or it could be indicative of something beyond their control in their personal life. For example, Adele is currently dealing with a very messy divorce from her estranged husband Simon Konecki.
With that being said, I think there are a lot of things you could point out about this recent picture of Adele that don’t have anything to do with her weight. Michael and I were discussing this picture, and he pointed out that her face is giving off major Sarah Paulson vibes. Accurate! As for everything else going on in that picture, all I can think is that Adele is dropping a hint that she’s just been picked to host an HGTV series called DIY Sorority House Decor For 11-Foot Tall Giants.