Adele Gets Candid About Postpartum Depression


Adele has suffered through a lot of sadness in her life.

However, we rarely hear about the sadness she felt after having her child.

The 28-year-old singer opened up about her experience with postpartum depression in a recent interview with Vanity Fair.

In October 2012, Adele gave birth to her son, Angelo Adkins, with her long-term boyfriend, Simon Konecki.

When asked by Lisa Robinson of Vanity Fair if she would consider having more children, Adele said she doesn't see it happening.

Why? She doesn't want to go through that depression and pain she felt after giving birth a second time around.

She said,

At the time, Adele says she didn't really talk to anyone about her pain. Her boyfriend suggested she talk to other women who had been through the same thing, but she was resistant to the idea at first.

Specifically, she said,

(Have I mentioned that Adele is my favorite ever? Because she is.)

But, she explains, she soon found herself opening up and sharing her experience with fellow mothers, and it helped.

She said,

Now, to keep herself sane, Adele says she takes one afternoon for herself, without her son, once a week.

And while people do try to make her feel guilty about it, she knows how important it is to give herself that time.

She explained,

Preach, Adele. You tell those grossly unrealistic expectations of motherhood where to stick it.

Citations: Cover Story: Adele, Queen of Hearts (Vanity Fair)