Adele Is On The Covers Of British And American Vogue

October 7, 2021 / Posted by:

Adele is the November cover girl for both the American and British issues of Vogue, which were simultaneously released today. According to Vogue, this has never happened in the history of the world (although, Rihanna did it in 2016), but Adele’s got a long-awaited album to promote, so lady’s pulling out all the stops. Adele gave separate interviews to both magazines, but only British Vogue gets to brag that they’re “her first interview in five years.” Sounds like Anna Wintour lost the coin toss!

In both interviews Adele gets personal about her divorce, weight, motherhood, and, of course, music. In the British Vogue interview, she says, “I have to sort of gear myself up to be famous again, which famously I don’t really like being.” The interviewer gets to listen to some of her new album, and apparently, her first single, Easy On Me, dips into her divorce:

“Go easy on me…” entreats the chorus, sits between verses that recall her fraught childhood, her lost marriage and the lessons learnt and unlearnt about family, love and abandonment along the way.

Adele shares that she wrote the song, and much of the album, for her son, 9-year-old Angelo, who has a lot of questions about why his mom and dad don’t live together anymore:

“I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he’s in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness. It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal.”

Adele says that after divorcing Simon Konecki, her “requirements are sky-high.” She says that her marriage ended cuz “it just wasn’t right for me any more,” but adds that “nothing bad happened or anything like that.” Adele says she was terrified, anxious, and embarrassed after their split.

As for the 100-pound weight loss, Adele says it happened over a period of two years. She claims she never changed her diet, and it came out of exercising to improve her mental health:

“Working out, I would just feel better. It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone. I got quite addicted to it. I work out two or three times a day.”

TWO TO THREE TIMES A DAY?! Wha-how-who-HOW?! Adele adds:

“People have been talking about my body for 12 years. They used to talk about it before I lost weight. But yeah, whatever, I don’t care,” she says, sounding as though she cares a little but less than she might. “You don’t need to be overweight to be body positive, you can be any shape or size.”

Adele introduces the interviewer to her new boyfriend, 39-year-old sports agent, Rich Paul. She says they’ve been friends for a long time, but only together for a few months. Adele admits that men she dated before Rich were emasculated by her fame, but Rich isn’t “frazzled” by it.

She also addressed the infamous Bantu knots picture from last year:

“I could see comments being like, ‘the nerve to not take it down,’ which I totally get. But if I take it down, it’s me acting like it never happened,” she says. “And it did. I totally get why people felt like it was appropriating,” she says now. Her read had been, “If you don’t go dressed to celebrate the Jamaican culture – and in so many ways we’re so entwined in that part of London – then it’s a little bit like, ‘What you coming for, then?’” She pauses. “I didn’t read the f**king room.” Karma came for her anyway, she adds, drily. “I was wearing a hairstyle that is actually to protect Afro hair. Ruined mine, obviously.”

The American Vogue article opens up by getting into Adele’s new body and fitness routine. Hey, it’s Anna Wintour’s turf, what did we expect? Adele gets into much of the same shit she covered for British Vogue, including her divorce, her relationship with her son, and dating (which she did not enjoy)

“It’s been shit. And 99.9 percent of the stories that have been written about me are absolutely made up.

She also discussed people judging her new body:

“My body’s been objectified my entire career. It’s not just now. I understand why it’s a shock. I understand why some women especially were hurt. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I’m still the same person.” The worst part of the whole thing: “The most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body. I was very fucking disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings.”

Adele posted about both magazine covers on Instagram. She referred to the British Vogue shoot as “four larger than life Brits Tasmanian deviling around Milk Studios in Manhattan”:

For the American Vogue post she personally thanked Anna Wintour for dressing her for her first-ever Grammys:

And here are a bunch of fancy pictures of Adele in both Vogues:

Based on the covers, it is my opinion that the Vogue UK issue is clearly superior. Adele’s too far away on the US version. And why is she wearing a tarp? Also, the British cover gives us titties. And, as we all know, Team Titties 4eva!

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