Adele Candidly Talks About Body Image Insecurities
As part of a SiriusXM Town Hall conversation, Adele explained to Jenny Eliscu on Monday (Nov. 16), “I do have body image problems for sure but I’ve had them all my life. There’s bigger issues going on in the world than how I might feel about myself.”
She added, in blunt yet inspirational terms, “But mainly there’s only one of you, so why would you want to look like anyone else? Why would you want the same hairstyle as everyone else? And have the same opinions as everyone else?”
Great point, Adele.
Adele made similar comments during a interview in 2011. “I’ve seen people where it rules their lives, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down,” she explained. “And I don’t want that in my life. I have insecurities, of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.”
The notoriously private 10-time Grammy winner also opened up about her 3-year-old son Angelo and motherhood. She gushed, “I think everything else in my life now being about someone else and not about myself. Now he really slows the world down for me which I appreciate when I’m doing this kind of thing and when I’m not, you know everyday life is fast as well.
“And just the out of body experience of loving someone so much regardless of anything, and even the stuff I find really hard when I get stressed and wound up as well of being a mom teaches you stuff about yourself.”
As for music she listens to, Adele commented she likes Chvrches and Grimes. “I try to listen to music that might uplift me a little bit, but I just don’t really connect with it, and music for me is all about connection,” she explained. She added, “Mainly Jeff Buckley, I’d say and that’s been my entire life I’d done that.”