ADELE has broken her silence on her divorce heartache as she showed off her stunning weight loss in a new Vogue shoot.
The 33-year-old star has bared her soul ahead of the much-anticipated release of her fourth studio album next month.
It is her first new music since her divorce from Simon Konecki, who she split from in April 2019 after seven years together.
The pair share eight-year-old son Angelo, and she has admitted that the little boy was “really unhappy” about the break-up.
Covering the November issues of British and American Vogue, Adele said that her upcoming album was to answer his questions, explaining: “My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have an answer for.
“‘Why can’t you still live together?’ 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.”
In the first photo, the mum-of-one is showing off her impressive seven stone weight loss in a plunging yellow dress with a gold, star-shaped brooch.
Her light brown hair is styled into huge waves that perfectly frame her pretty face and tumble over her shoulders.
Adele is gazing seductively at the camera with her trademark cat-eye liner, her lips painted a neutral colour as she pouts unsmiling.
The star covers the November issues of British and American Vogue, and the subhead reads: “Adele on new love, a new look, and a new sound.”
She captioned the post: “Imagine four larger than life Brits tasmanian deviling around Milk Studios in Manhattan all under the watchful eagle eye of the myth, the legend, the most iconic and hilarious Steven Meisel! We caused havoc 😂
“Thank you Edward, Steven, Pat, Guido, and Giles. To glam, wardrobe, the crew, and everyone at British Vogue… In the words of Pat herself – ‘MAJJJJJOOORRR BAAAAABBBEZZZZ'”
A second cover shows the star staring off into the distance, looking chic with her hair slicked back into a low bun.
She is wearing a huge statement green gown with draping sleeves and a plunging neckline.
This cover reads: “The re-emergence of Adele: ‘I know what I want. And I really know what I don’t want.'”
A third image from the high-end magazine sees Adele look trimmer than ever as she wows in a tweed coat over a striped shirt, while a stunning black and white snap sees her holding onto her stiletto heel in a corseted black minidress.
The posts come just two days after the singer thrilled fans with the first listen to her brand new single – her first track in six years.
She posted a 20-second clip of Easy On Me to her social media pages, revealing that it is out next week.
The snippet cuts out before the lyrics begin, with a dreamy piano intro heard instead.
Posted alongside a peek at the accompanying music video, the black and white footage shows Adele looking in a rear-view mirror and putting on a cassette before driving along a country road in her car.
Music sheets fly out of her back window, with the back of the car piled high with luggage.
The singer simply captioned the post: “Easy On Me – October 15” – sending her followers into a frenzy.
A NEW DAWN
Last week, fans went into meltdown as they speculated that she’d revealed her new album’s name after a series of mysterious billboards with ’30’ on them were put up around the world.
The ’30’ title would fall in line with Adele’s preferred way of naming her albums, as all three of her studio albums so far have been named after her age at the time of writing; 19, 21, and 25.
Since her last album, the singer has gone on a major health kick for the sake of her son Angelo, eight, which saw her shed a reported seven stone.
Joking about her new look while guest hosting US TV show Saturday Night Live last October, Adele joked: “I know I look really, really different since you last saw me.
“But actually because of all the Covid restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me, and this is the half I chose.”
Former East London girl Adele, who lives in a £7.7 million Beverly Hills mansion and boasts 15 Grammy Awards, recently went Instagram official with boyfriend Rich Paul.
She shares Angelo with ex husband Simon Konecki.
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