KEY POINTS

  • Adele said her body has been "objectified" her entire career
  • The "Hello" singer added that she understood why some women were "hurt" by her 100-pound weight loss
  • She admitted that she felt "disappointed" that women were the ones having the most "brutal conversations" about her weight loss

Adele has opened up about her weight loss and why the reactions to it left her "disappointed" and "hurt."

The "Hello" singer, 33, who made history by gracing both the American and British covers of Vogue in November, spoke about the uproar caused by her 100-pound weight loss last year.

"My body's been objectified my entire career. It’s not just now. I understand why it's a shock," Adele said in her American Vogue cover story.

The singer revealed in January last year that she dropped around 100 pounds after exercising for a two-year period. While some fans congratulated her, others claimed that Adele looked "too skinny" and that she should not have felt pressured to lose weight.

"I understand why some women especially were hurt. Visually I represented a lot of women. But I'm still the same person," Adele told Vogue.

She continued, "And the worst part of the whole thing was that the most brutal conversations were being had by other women about my body. I was very f–king disappointed with that. That hurt my feelings."

Adele's weight loss made headlines last year when a photo of her at an Oscars 2020 afterparty went viral. Some fans claimed she looked almost unrecognizable, with one commenting on Twitter, "l was really shocked when l saw her, couldn't believe it was her. She looked ill, whereas before she was just right. Glowing, in fact."

Another person tweeted in December 2019, a month after the singer debuted her slimmer figure at Drake's party, "Celebrating Adele's weight loss is a garbage thing to do for a million reasons. Here are two: 1. It tells your fat friends you think their bodies are a problem to be solved. 2. The weight loss could be the result of physical or mental health struggles. Weird to cheer about!"

According to Adele, part of her health journey started because going to the gym helped relieve any anxious thoughts. The Grammy winner revealed that she has been doing weight-lifting and circuit-training sessions every day—twice a day if her anxiety is running high—for three years and counting.

"The gym became my time. I realized that when I was working out, I didn't have any anxiety. It was never about losing weight," she shared.

Adele also told Vogue that she has had a bad back and shared how her workout routine usually goes on Mondays.

"I’m always a bit hungover on Monday morning," she said. "It got earlier and earlier, the drinking."

The "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker has been working out with the help of trainer Gregg Miele, one of the owners of the private gym she goes to in West Hollywood. However, Adele said that following her weight loss, strangers have come forward claiming to have helped her with her workouts.

"All these other people have come out saying that they trained me," she continued. "F–kin’ weirdos. I’ve never met them in my life!"

Adele also opened up about her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki in the same interview. Looking back at her marriage with Konecki, with whom she shares 8-year-old son Angelo, she said neither of them did anything wrong or hurt each other, but she "was just going through the motions and I wasn't happy."

She added that since their divorce was finalized earlier this year, she has been on a journey to find her "true happiness."

Adele is currently dating Rich Paul, the founder of management company Klutch Sports Group, which represents high-profile basketball stars including LeBron James, Anthony Davis and John Wall.

Adele Adele sported a makeup free look on Instagram. Pictured: Adele performs on stage during her North American tour at Staples Center on August 5 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Getty Images/Kevin Winter