The massively successful singer Adele, hasn’t released a new album since 2015. Is it possible the Hello singer dropped off of the map to start a family and be a mom?
Yes, Adele is a mom. She gave birth to her and Simon Konecki’s son, Angelo, on October 19, 2012. Despite giving birth and having a son, Adele has still managed to juggle her career and family life. She released her album, 25, three years after Angelo was born and has continued to successfully tour worldwide.
Scroll down to read more about how Adele has adapted her career to have a fulfilling relationship with her son.
How Motherhood Affected Adele’s Career
In 2008, Adele released her first album, 19, which as you can guess was about the age she was when she wrote the album. Only three years later she released her album, 21, again an album she wrote at the age of twenty-one. It seemed like she was on a roll with her music career. Then in 2011, she began dating Simon Konecki and only about a year later gave birth.
When Adele gave birth to her son, Angelo, things seemed to change. The singer who was known for her powerful breakup songs revolving around heartache and inner conflict, now seemed to have it all. Her creative flame for songs seemed to have been blown out. She was now married and had a beautiful baby boy. The topics that spurred her forwards artistically appeared to not exist anymore.
Adele took a one year hiatus from her music career to focus on being a mom, but soon decided to return to the scene. She felt the need to continue making music, however, she struggled with writer’s block in 2013. Eventually, Adele decided to work through avenues different from all of her previous creative methods to break her block.
In 2014, she started working with Greg Kurstin on the song Hello. It took them six months to write it, but by the end Adele was back in action. She also started writing at the studio instead of at home, which she had famously said she preferred. In 2015, her album, 25, was released and it appeared she had managed to truly balance life as a performer with being a mom.
Follow the below YouTube link to watch the music video for Adele’s song Hello.
Adele’s Divorce from Konecki
Although Adele had been with Konecki since 2011, the two didn’t actually get married until sometime in 2016. The ceremony and date were all a secret, which goes along with Adele’s attempts to keep her personal life private. It was only three years later, in 2019, that the two split after being together for over eight years.
Despite their split, Konecki and Adele announced that they would continue a co-parenting situation with their son Angelo. This parenting method meant that their split will keep Angelo’s life from being too disrupted.
Changing her Lifestyle for her Son
Early on in 2020, Adele announced at her close friend’s wedding that she would be releasing a new album in September. This announcement comes after almost five-years after her last album release. Adele has also become almost unrecognizable with her focus on living a healthy lifestyle.
A source close to Adele told People magazine that “She loves her mom life. Her whole mindset changed after she decided she wanted to be a healthier mom, and she never looked back.” Like many young parents, Adele has decided to change her life in order to be a great example for her child. The same source goes on to add “She’s an artist and a mom. She needs to make sure she’s able to handle both flawlessly.”
Although Adele has committed to being an amazing mom, she has still managed to keep a fulfilling career doing what she loves. We can all look forward to hearing her new album when it drops.