What did Adele look like before and after weight loss?

ADELE dedicated her new album to her nine-year-old son in an attempt to explain her divorce after a six year hiatus.

The singer has consistently been one of Britain’s greatest talents over the past decade and has undergone a dramatic weight loss journey since she first found stardom. Here’s a look back on her transformation…


Brit singer Adele, one of the world’s best-selling music artists, has gone through many changes in her time in the limelightCredit: Getty

What did Adele look like before and after weight loss?


Adele looked drastically different in 2008


Adele looked drastically different in 2008Credit: Getty

Adele appeared at the Brits in 2008 after shooting to fame with her debut album.

Chasing Pavements and Make You Feel My Love became household hits and little to her knowledge, this was just the start of a sensational music career.

Adele noticed that people began to make comments about her weight.

Looking back on her early days, the star said: “It seemed to astound people that I was plus size and being successful, that was how I felt.”

But a confident Adele added: “I don’t make music for eyes I make music for ears.”


Adele at the Brit Awards in 2011


Adele at the Brit Awards in 2011Credit: Rex Features

After releasing her second studio album, Adele hit back at those commenting on her size 16 figure.

During an interview with Q magazine, the star said “I’m a size 16, normal..

“I wouldn’t encourage anyone to be unhealthy overweight just as much as I wouldn’t encourage a f***ing Ralph Lauren model to suck on ice when she feels like fainting.

“I’ve got a lot of things on my to-do list and that’s right at the bottom; when I can squeeze in time I don’t want to go to the f***ing gym, I want to go the pub with my mates.

“I can’t be bothered. It’s not even lazy, it’s just other things thrill me in life.”


Adele, pictured in 2015, adopted a more balanced lifestyle for the sake of her voice


Adele, pictured in 2015, adopted a more balanced lifestyle for the sake of her voiceCredit: Corbis

Despite looking amazing before, Adele decided she needed to adopt a more balanced lifestyle for the sake of her voice, after her 2011 vocal haemorrhage.

She cut out alcohol, cigarettes, and caffeine, as well as “spicy, citrusy, and tangy” food.

She admitted: “It’s f***ing boring, but I don’t think you take your voice seriously until you’ve an accident”

She added: “I’m frightened all the time I’m going to damage my voice.”


Adele pictured after she began her weight-loss journey


Adele pictured after she began her weight-loss journeyCredit: Getty

Adele kickstarted her weight-loss ahead of her 13-month 25 album tour.

She started working with her now-famous personal trainer Pete Geracimo on a “13 month gruelling schedule”.

Pete later revealed: “When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy.”

Speaking to Vogue in 2016, she said: “I was trying to get some stamina for my tour, so I lost a bit of weight.

“Now I fit into normal, off-the-shelf clothes, which is a really big problem for me!”


Adele in 2020 during her appearance on Saturday Night Live


Adele in 2020 during her appearance on Saturday Night LiveCredit: Getty

After announcing her split from her husband in April 2019, Adele seemed to ramp up the image change.

Her trainer Geracimo acknowledges how her personal life affected her fitness journey in an Instagram post.

He wrote: “Since she moved to LA, it’s been well documented that she underwent some tough personal changes. It’s only natural that with change comes a new sense of self and wanting to be your best possible version.” 

Adele only acknowledged her weight loss in public for the first time during her appearance on Saturday Night Live.

She joked: “I know I look really, really different since you last saw me.

“But actually, because of all the Covid restrictions…I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me, and this is the half I chose.”


Adele posed in an England football shirt in 2021


Adele posed in an England football shirt in 2021Credit: Instagram

Adele showed off her svelte figure in 2021 as she posed in an England football shirt ahead of the Euro finals.

Reports have claimed that Adele has been trying out The Sirtfood Diet, which is based on plant foods such as kale and buckwheat, but she told Vogue: “No, ain’t done that.”

She is also said to have taken up reformer pilates with pal Ayda Field.

Experts have estimated that Adele has lost an incredible 7st in total.

What did Adele say about her weight loss?

In a new interview with Vogue about her upcoming fourth album, which is rumoured to be called 30,  Adele opens up about how she never intentionally wanted to lose weight, but the exercises she was doing was helping her deal with her anxiety.

She said: “My anxiety was so terrible.

“I definitely learnt a lot of tools in my therapy, but I also just go with it. I find the anxiety gets worse when you try and get rid of it.”

According to the songwriter, she’s lost 100 pounds over the last two years, but never felt the need to ever publicize it.

She admitted: “I did it for myself and not anyone else. So why would I ever share it? I don’t find it fascinating. It’s my body.”

She also wanted to clear the air in the interview, by stating she has never gone a diet.

She said: “If anything I eat more than I used to because I work out so hard.”

Another theory the singer wanted to make clear is that her weight loss was never a “revenge body”.

She said: “It’s ridiculous. I think it’s that people love to portray a divorced woman as spinning out of control, like, ‘Oh she must be crackers. She must’ve decided she wants to be a ho.’ Because what is a woman without a husband? It’s bul***t.”

Adele screams as she wildly celebrates Harry Kane’s winning goal against Denmark in the Euros


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