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Adele admits she was ‘f*****g devastated’ by her divorce from Simon Konecki


Adele has admitted she was ‘f*****g devastated by her her divorce from Simon Konecki after realising she ‘no longer knew who she was.’

Gracing the cover of Rolling Stone, the singer, 33, confessed she had become so far from the person she was before they tied the knot that she made the difficult decision to walk away from their marriage. 

Adele, who recently went public with her new romance with Rich Paul, added that her single life while living in Los Angeles lasted little more than ‘five seconds,’ after her friends’ failed attempts to set her up on blind dates.

Open: Adele has admitted she was ‘f*****g devastated by her her divorce from Simon Konecki as she graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine

Adele said: ‘I didn’t really know myself.’ I thought I did. I don’t know if it was because my Saturn return or if it was because I was well and truly sort of heading into my thirties, but I just didn’t like who I was. I didn’t really know myself.

‘I thought I did. But I just didn’t like who I was.’

Reflecting on the end of their marriage, she added: ‘It made me really sad. Then having so many people that I don’t know, know that I didn’t make that work… it f*****g devastated me. 

‘I was embarrassed. No one made me feel embarrassed, but you feel like you didn’t do a good job.’

All over: The singer confessed she had become so far from the person she was before they tied the knot that she made the difficult decision to walk away from their marriage (pictured in 2013)

All over: The singer confessed she had become so far from the person she was before they tied the knot that she made the difficult decision to walk away from their marriage (pictured in 2013)

Adele also explained her decision to delay the release of her much-anticipated album 30 by more than a year, after penning songs as an emotional reaction to her split from Simon.

She added: ‘If it wasn’t coming out now, I think I probably would never put it out.’

‘I know I would’ve changed my mind and been like, “It’s moved on. Let’s start the next album.” And I couldn’t do that to this album. I feel like it deserves to come out.’ 

Romance: Adele is now in a new relationship with American sports agent Rich Paul, at 39 nine years her senior and hugely successful in his own right

Romance: Adele is now in a new relationship with American sports agent Rich Paul, at 39 nine years her senior and hugely successful in his own right

Adele has also moved on, embarking on a new romance with American sports agent Rich Paul, at 39 nine years her senior and hugely successful in his own right through his representation of numerous prominent NBA players. 

But the relationship appears to have caught the singer by surprise, with Adele freely admitting her superstar status made it difficult to find someone who wasn’t instantly intimidated – a subject she explored in new song Oh My God. 

‘I lasted five seconds [dating in Los Angeles],’ she joked, admitting her close friends even attempted to set her up on a blind date. 

‘You can’t set me up on a f**king blind date! I’m like, “How’s that going to work?” There’ll be paparazzi outside and someone will call [gossip site] DeuxMoi, or whatever it’s f**king called! It ain’t happening.’  

Adeleville: The singer has since invested more than $30million into American real estate, and her relocation to the US has inevitably resulted in the development of close friendships with her high-profile neighbours

Adeleville: The singer has since invested more than $30million into American real estate, and her relocation to the US has inevitably resulted in the development of close friendships with her high-profile neighbours 

Adele has found a new home for herself in Los Angeles, purchasing a Beverly Hills mansion for a reported $9.5million in 2016, a far cry from her humble beginnings in working class Tottenham, north London.

The singer has since invested more than $30million into American real estate, and her relocation to the US has inevitably resulted in the development of close friendships with other high profile stars – notably her neighbours, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and TV personality Nicole Richie. 

She explained: ‘They humanized me because I had avoided talking to anyone that was ever famous in any capacity, because I was like, “Well, I’m not famous.” I’m very British like that. 

‘We never spoke about work, which was amazing, because most of the time when I catch up with someone, they want to know all about my work, and I’m like, “I don’t want to talk about that. Can we talk about something else? I’m knackered.”‘

With her new album set for release in little more than a week, Adele admits it helped her find closure with her estranged father Mark Evans. 

Coming soon: Adele's fourth studio album, 30, is released on November 19 2021

Coming soon: Adele’s fourth studio album, 30, is released on November 19 2021



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