Why Adele Hates the Phrase 'Revenge Body'

Adele has a new album coming out after a long hiatus from the music scene and fans can't wait to hear what the singer's next chapter will produce.

Ahead of her upcoming record, "30," the London-born star gave a tell-all interview, delving into some seriously personal matters such as her divorce, its effect on her son and her body image.

The 33-year-old—whose real name is Adele Adkins—famously lost a lot of weight in recent years, as well as going through a divorce.

With today's diet and fitness-obsessed society, Adele's weight loss has been the subject of countless headlines, with her new figure praised as being her post-divorce "revenge body."

Adele split from her ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2019 and their divorce was finalized earlier this year.

What is a revenge body? Here's how the Urban Dictionary defines it: "When you break up with someone, usually a cheating piece of s*** who really wasn't worth your time and you work your ass off to look the best you can just to piss him/her off and make them regret their poor choices."

However, Adele hit back at claims she's got a so-called "revenge body" and said she finds the notion "ridiculous."

She explained that her weight loss wasn't down to diet, but to a lot of exercise.

"No intermittent fasting. Nothing," she told Vogue. "If anything I eat more than I used to because I work out so hard. And also that whole thing of like, 'Gets Revenge Body'... Oh my god. Suck my d***!"

The "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker added: "It's ridiculous. I think it's that people love to portray a divorced woman as spinning out of control, like, 'Oh she must be crackers. She must've decided she wants to be a ho.' Because what is a woman without a husband? It's bullshit."

Adele opened up about her newfound love of exercise.

"It was because of my anxiety. Working out, I would just feel better. It was never about losing weight, it was always about becoming strong and giving myself as much time every day without my phone," she explained. "I got quite addicted to it. I work out two or three times a day."

Explaining her workout routine, she said: "So I do my weights in the morning, then I normally hike or I box in the afternoon, and then I go and do my cardio at night. I was basically unemployed when I was doing it. And I do it with trainers. It's not doable for a lot of people."

"But I needed to get addicted to something to get my mind right," she continued. "It could have been knitting, but it wasn't. People are shocked because I didn't share my 'journey.'

"They're used to people documenting everything on Instagram, and most people in my position would get a big deal with a diet brand. I couldn't give a flying f***. I did it for myself and not anyone else. So why would I ever share it? I don't find it fascinating. It's my body."

She added: "People have been talking about my body for 12 years. They used to talk about it before I lost weight. But yeah, whatever, I don't care," she said, sounding as though she cares a little, but less than she might. "You don't need to be overweight to be body positive, you can be any shape or size."

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Recording artist Adele attends the 59th GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic