Her achievements as an artist have broken many records and created many others, through the years.
In our time, we try to stress on the fact that women are stronger, more independent, and more vocal than ever before. This is true to some extent. However, one can't deny that women have to face a fair share of judgments, hardships, and struggles to date. Some of us are on a higher rung of the social strata and some are not, but heartbreaks and turbulences do not differentiate the privileged from the not-so-privileged. But there are many of us who face all the curveballs life throw at them but still stand tall ready for the next bout. Those are the real-life superwomen and role-models we draw inspiration from.
A young British singer sent the world in a tizzy with her soul-stirring voice when she released her first album, 19, in 2008. She went on to become one of the greatest contemporary stars and amassed a global fan-following. But there was something painfully unique about her songs and albums. They were mostly about heartbreaks and recovery. As a single mother, who separated from her husband of 7 years, we celebrate Adele Adkin's journey of love, loss, heartbreaks, and success.
The global star who is fiercely protective of her life filed for a divorce from her husband Simon Konecki in September 2019 after 5 months of separation, reports PEOPLE. The star’s representatives, Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh, said in a statement to the AP: “Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”
While not much is known about what went wrong in their marriage, many believe that both Simon and Adele were in different stages of lives and therefore, wanted to call it quits. But that does not change anything in their son, Angelo's life. The Someone Like You hitmaker is a doting mother who wants to take on the responsibility of her son head-on.
In a rare candid interview with Vanity Fair, Adele had opened up about parenting and its struggles. While she did mention that she misses her alone time and fell prey to postpartum depression, she emphasized that when you love your child so much you do not really care about your own self before him.
“You’re constantly trying to make up for stuff when you’re a mom. I don’t mind, because of the love I feel for him. I don’t care if I don’t ever get to do anything for myself again.” Now, as she will embark on a journey that is more or less like her own childhood, she will most definitely try to make up to her son for everything that she could not get as a child.
Her father, Mark Evans, was an alcoholic who abandoned his family when Adele was just three years old, reports ScoopWhoop. She did not have the ideal childhood but she was extremely inclined towards singing and was inspired by her mother who herself was a talented guitar player. Her mother, Penny Adkins, did everything she could to support her dream. She worked odd jobs like furniture-making and they lived in government-subsidized homes because of lack of funds.
But that never stopped Adele from pursuing music with the help of her mother. At age 19, she released her first album named after her age, 19. It was a smashing hit and the whole world sat up and took notice. She won the Grammy award for the best new artist in 2009. There was no looking back for her now.
But life was destined to be tough for her. At that time, she fell in love with a man 10 years older than her. The relationship had a deep impact on her as did her new partner. She was young and in love. After dating for a little over one and a half years, they broke up and that left her heartbroken and shook. Soon after her break up she got engaged to another man to get over her lost love. But that has never healed any of us. Has it?
As an ode to her lost love and pain, she released the song Someone Like You, that went on to become the anthem of lovelornness and heartbreak. But with the passage of time, Adele learned to love again. Fierce as she is about protecting her private life, she never revealed who her "man" was. While she has admitted that her heartbreaks have inspired many of her masterpieces, she also believes that love happens again.
"I think you only learn to love again when you fall in love again,” she says. “I’m in that place. My love is deep and true with my man, and that puts me in a position where I can finally reach out a hand to the ex. Let him know I’m over it," reports Guardian. In the same interview, she also went gaga about her "man", Konecki. She also mentioned that her heartbreak songs do not bother him. “My man is loyal,” says Adele. “My man is strong. So we spoke early on, and he said, ‘Your writing isn’t anything to do with me.’ He’s fine with it. And it takes a strong man, I think, to be like that.”
They dated and got married in 2016. But again, Adele never revealed it until much later in 2017 during her Grammy acceptance speech. She thanked her husband and her son who was born in 2012. And now, as she decided to move on in her life alone she will never let her child go through what she has gone through in her childhood. It is hard to know what exactly could be going on in her life but she is definitely hanging strong as she has always done.
Although she is one of the biggest stars we know, she still has that girl-next-door aura. Life has not been easy for her but she has never fallen from grace and charm. Also, how can one not mention her witty sense of humor?
As another legendary singer, Beyonce had once said about Adele, "It is so easy to talk to her and be around her, she’s funny as hell and her comebacks are legendary. The most beautiful thing about Adele is that she has her priorities straight. She is a gracious woman and the most humble human I’ve ever met."