Adele burst back into the spotlight just about a month ago and ever since she’s all anyone can talk about. The singer, who spent her time out of the spotlight becoming a mother to her now 3 year old son Angelo, has been opening up about how her life has changed since she became a mother.
It’s clear that Angelo and motherhood is the most important thing for Adele, often saying that motherhood has ‘grounded’ her and admitting that while she thought being a parent would be easy, that it’s really f*&king hard! She’s also opening up about how having her son has made her life more purposeful, telling TIME Magazine that she’s often in awe of her little son.
“He makes me so proud of myself, and he makes me like myself so much. And I’ve always liked myself. I’ve never not liked myself. I don’t have hangups like that. But I’m so proud of myself that I made him in my belly. Cooked him in my belly and then he came out of me! This human who’s suddenly walking around and doing his own thing. I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes… Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what.”
She also reflected that even though she’s facing huge pressures with the new album and the tour, it’s her son that keeps her calm and grounded throughout.
“The other day I was saying, ‘Oh God, I’m finding this really hard again with a kid,’” she says. “I have no time for myself because in between doing this, all my spare time is with him. But then I realized, he’s been keeping me totally cool and calm about the whole thing.”
It’s so true! I know most of will never experience the the stresses that Adele will experience, but as parents we all have our times when things get too much and can overwhelm us, and it’s our kids that manage to put everything in perspective for us, isn’t it?
If you didn’t love Adele already, her thoughts on how she wants her son to grow up will absolutely make you love her.
“I’m very self-conscious that I have a kid, and I don’t want him being one of those dickheads, who grows up being, like, ‘Driver, driver!’” She snaps her fingers. “I have no clean clothes! Well, have you washed them? I really don’t want him growing up like that. I’m very conscious of it.”
Honestly, I love her!
“I’m so proud of myself that I made him in my belly. Cooked him in my belly and then he came out of me!”