At The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Gala, the renowned British singer Adele touched on aspects of her life that she usually keeps private: her career and motherhood. The event, where she was presented with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, became a platform for her to reflect on past experiences.
From Breakthrough Album to Motherhood
After the release of her chart-topping album, 21, in 2012, Adele's life transformed overnight. She described the rapid rise to fame as ‘pandemonium'. Around the same time, the singer became pregnant with her son, Angelo. This simultaneous surge in career and personal life led many to speculate that her decision to embrace motherhood could lead to ‘career suicide'.
Unfazed by this pessimistic perspective, Adele challenged societal norms. She firmly believed in her ability to excel both professionally and personally. Today, she humorously remarks that she ‘got away with it,' signifying her continued success, even after becoming a mother.
Acknowledging the Past
Adele credits her achievements to the brave women who paved the way for her. Their sacrifices, she says, have allowed her to assert herself as ‘the boss' in both her personal and work environments.
A Peek into Adele’s Life as a Mother
While Adele has managed to keep her celebrity status away from her son Angelo, her Las Vegas residency offers fans a glimpse into her maternal side. She disclosed an amusing anecdote about having to prepare '60 chicken kebabs' for her son's class.
Adele co-parents Angelo with her ex-husband, Simon Konecki. The former couple split in 2019 and legally ended their marriage in 2022. Since mid-2021, Adele has been in a relationship with sports agent Rich Paul. According to a source in June 2022, the pair aspires to expand their family in the future.