Though a devastating split led Adele to win six awards at Sunday’s Grammys, the vocal powerhouse has vowed to “never” write “a breakup record again.”
“I’m done with being a bitter witch,” she says in the March issue of Vogue.
While the singer has never named the mystery man who broke her heart and was subsequently the subject of the chart-topping hits featured on her album 21, Adele admits he “deserves a little credit.”
“For ages I was like, As if he deserves any f–king kudos for inspiring my record,” she recalls. “But now, after some time, it only seems right that the person who so far has had the biggest impact on me — has now changed my life for f–king ever with this album — deserves a little credit.”
Adele adds, “I can do things that I never dreamed I’d be able to do. If I hadn’t met him, I think I’d still be that little girl I was when I was eighteen. And the best thing is, I now know what I want for myself and from someone else. I didn’t know what I wanted before.”
Part of what the “Someone Like You” songstress now wants is a long-lasting relationship with new beau Simon Konecki.
Calling Konecki “wonderful,” Adele says, “He’s proud of me, but he don’t care about what I do or what other people think. He looks after me. I don’t think I would have gotten through the recovery for my surgery if it hadn’t been for him.”
Adele also reveals she had a few celebrity pals help her through her recent medical ordeal, including John Mayer, who also had surgery on his vocal chords, as well as Steven Tyler and Elton John.
With the trauma mostly behind her, Adele is looking to the (relatively far off) future when she can lead a quieter life.
“If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy,” she says.
“And then I don’t know what I’ll do,” she adds. “Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch.”
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