Adele gets candid about her boyfriend, dealing with postpartum depression and her reluctance to tour again in a candid interview for Vanity Fair’s December 2016 issue.

The gorgeous cover star opened up her recent world tour and ― close your ears, fans! ― her reluctance to do it again. Adele confessed that she might forgo another long, grueling tour for something like a 20-show residency in Las Vegas.

While she stressed how much she loves music and performing, the singer said, “all of my relationships are more important to me than any tour I’ll ever do. If my relationship with Simon or my relationship with Angelo started to flounder a bit now, I would pull out of my tour. My life is more important to me than anything I’m doing because how the fuck am I supposed to write a record if I don’t have a life? If I don’t have a real life, then it’s game over anyway.”

The 28-year-old British singer is notoriously private about life with her boyfriend of five years, Simon Konecki. She told Vanity Fair that she’s happy Konecki isn’t in show business and that “he’s not threatened” by her success.

Adele and Simon Konecki attend The 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. 

“After releasing my first album, all the other people I ever was with were so insecure about themselves — they couldn’t handle it at all,” Adele said. “When I try to describe this to my friends they don’t always get it, because they go out with people that are our age, but Simon is already who he is, and I’m still becoming who I’m going to be. He’s confident. He’s perfect.”

The two have a 4-year-old son, Angelo, together. After giving birth to Angelo, Adele said she stopped being as “carefree” as she once was. She also revealed she suffered from postpartum depression after having Angelo and felt that she felt “very inadequate.”


“I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant,” Adele said. “My boyfriend said I should talk to other women who were pregnant, and I said, ‘Fuck that, I ain’t hanging around with a fuckin’ bunch of mothers.’ Then, without realizing it, I was gravitating towards pregnant women and other women with children, because I found they’re a bit more patient. You’ll be talking to someone, but you’re not really listening, because you’re so fuckin’ tired.”

To read the rest of Vanity Fair’s interview with Adele, head here, or pick up a copy on newsstands Nov. 8.

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