Was Adele's ‘100-lb weight loss’ an act of revenge after divorce with ex Simon Konecki?
Adele took the world by surprise when she posted a picture for her birthday where the singer wore a long-sleeved short black dress that showed off her weight loss. But did her divorce from her ex-husband Simon Konecki inspire the 100-pound weight loss?
Adele, 32, who celebrated her birthday on May 5, 2020, took to Instagram to thank her fans for the birthday wishes. The singer captioned the photo, saying, "Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels. 2020 okay bye thanks x."
The singer who lost 100 pounds after dieting and exercising did it for herself, as a source told Hollywood Life. "Adele lost the weight for herself. Being in LA and in her industry comes with pressures to look a certain way, so of course, that was a very big motivator for her. There wasn’t one thing that happened at all to make her start dieting and working out more, she just seemed to do it."
"She wanted to do it slowly," revealed the source, adding that the divorce was a "partial factor" but not the "main catalyst". “She knows looking good is great revenge. It seems to be just about being healthy. She doesn’t really talk about it and people don’t really ask. She’s very, very private and seems to still be getting used to her new body and look. It was a really slow, gradual and healthy process," continued the source. Adele shares son Angelo with Simon 46, with whom she divorced in April 2019 after 8 years of marriage.
The weight loss is reportedly credited to Adele being on The Sirtfood Diet, which encourages the consumption of plant-based foods such as kale and buckwheat along with coffee, matcha green tea and red wine as indulgences. The diet places its focus on foods that are high in sirtuins and apples and blueberries are examples. Not to mention, the singer has also taken up pilates with Ayda Fields!