9 Things We Learned From Adele's British Vogue Cover Shoot Interview

Adele is one of the most successful artists of all time, having sold more than 120 million records worldwide. Her fourth album, 30, is one of the most hotly anticipated records yet, and has been teased relentlessly for the past few weeks, leaving fans salivating.

In her first interview in five years, Adele opened up to Vogue about a lot of what she had been up to during lockdown, and in preparation for the new record.

This covered everything from her relationship with her father, her divorce to parenting and her weight loss, the latter of which became a fixture of the tabloid press.

Her new album has no release date just yet, but the first single, "Easy On Me", is out on October 15. Adele spoke about her life over the past five years, and shared some surprising truths.

Adele Wrote Her New Album For Her Son

Needless to say, divorce comes into her album a great deal after her split from Simon Konecki was finalized in 2021, but she said she wanted it to explain her frame of mind to her son, Angelo, who is nine-years-old.

She said: "I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he's in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness.

"It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that's a real wound for me that I don't know if I'll ever be able to heal."

There Is No Such Thing as The Adele Diet

Adele confirmed many of the reports about her weight loss were "absolutely fake," even to the extent where people she claimed never to have met were speaking about her in the press.

However, she said her weight loss had nothing to do with intermittent fasting, dieting, pilates or working with many of the people who did interviews.

She said: "The people that came out being like, 'I trained her,' I've never met in my life. It's disgusting. I cannot get over it. Some Pilates lady I've never met in my life! And I haven't done any diet."

In fact, it was Adele's anxiety which kickstarted her weight loss, as she found exercise helped her in this regard.

She would exercise often and wanted to become stronger and more contented through this.

Adele said she lost 100 pounds through her working out, and eats more than she ever did due to her intensive routine.

Adele Can Barely Remember Making 21

Speaking of her previous albums, Adele made a surprise revelation that, during the recording of 21, she was "drunk as a fart."

She said she barely remembered making the album due to her intense sadness at the time, compared to 25, where being a new mum meant she was stone-cold sober.

Emily Blunt is Her Celebrity Twin

Adele discussed her new "Hollywood friends" in the interview, though admitted she thinks she and Emily Blunt have some surprising features in common.

She claimed they have the same forehead, and have similar looks in that way, while addressing her similarities to actress Sarah Paulson, saying it was "actually quite intense."

Adele Made Peace With Her Dad Before His Death

Adele and her father, Mark Evans, had a rocky relationship, but she spoke of making peace with him before his death from cancer earlier this year.

The singer said she played her new album to him on Zoom, and in working on that record found the ability to understand and forgive him.

There Are No Featured Artists on 30

While fans have been begging for a Beyonce collaboration, no such thing can be found on 30, and instead Adele is the only voice heard on the new record.

She explained: "It's not that I don't want to. It's not calculated. It's just never been right for some reason."

Adele Is Definitely Dating Rich Paul

During the interview, sports agent Rich Paul arrived to chat to his girlfriend. She told her interviewer they were indeed "together" explaining how refreshing it was to be with someone who was not "emasculated" by her fame.

While she was coy on the details of their relationship, she admitted it had been going on for "a few months."

She Loves To Play Games With the Press

Adele did not want to be too specific about her dating life, and has never been so with her marriage either.

In fact, she admitted to having wrong-footed the press at multiple turns in her life, including the age of her son and his birthday.

But when it came to her marriage, she really confused things, as they in fact got married in 2018, more than a year after she began calling him her "husband," and split in 2019.

She said: "The timeline the press have of my relationship, my marriage, is actually completely wrong. We got married when I was 30... and then I left..."

"They know nothing! They don't know my son's name, my son's birthday. I've got the upper hand on everything. I love it."

Her New Album Is About 'Self Destruction, Self Reflection and Self Redemption'

Of course, the most exciting news was about her new album, which she described in some detail, though still keeping surprises for fans when they finally get their hands on it.

"I feel like this album is self-destruction," she replies, carefully, "then self-reflection and then sort of self-redemption. But I feel ready. I really want people to hear my side of the story this time."

According to the interviewer, this is her most eclectic album yet, so fans will no doubt be keen to get their hands on it as soon as possible.

Recording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images