If heartbreak had a soundtrack, it would be Adele's
albums, 21 and 25. Somehow, Adele never fails to verbalize exactly what fans are feeling, which is so refreshing. (Finally! Someone gets it!) She’s also never been afraid to be blunt in interviews, which is one of the many reasons I adore her. She's often asked about her take on all matters related to the heart, and (not a shock), Adele’s quotes about love are so real and relatable.
There's no question Adele's had her own ups and downs when it comes to love. In April 2019, she
filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, Simon Konecki. Now, it seems like new love may be in the air for the singer, as she's reportedly dating rapper and fellow Londoner, Skepta. The two were spotted celebrating his birthday at the Crystal Maze experience in London in September, and The Daily Mail reports there may be a blossoming romance between the two. In fact, the publication reported that “friends of the pair are reportedly 'hoping and predicting' that they go on to become a 'great couple.’” Elite Daily previously reached out to Adele's team for confirmation on her reported new relationship, but did not hear back.
It's safe to say I'm rooting for the queen of heartbreak bops to find her own happily ever after. In the meantime, here are some of the most inspirational, relatable things she's said about love since she's been in the spotlight. Take notes!
On Letting Go Of Past Heartbreaks.
Christopher Polk/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images "It sounds obvious, but I think you only learn to love again when you fall in love again. I’m in that place. My love is deep and true with my man, and that puts me in a position where I can finally reach out a hand to the ex. Let him know I’m over it."
November 2015 The Guardian,
On How Loving Her Ex Inspired Her
“Being in such an amazing relationship with someone that’s so there for me and so loyal and is really part of my core now, that’s what made me write about everything I’ve ever done, because I’ve got his love.”
November 2015 60 Minutes Australia, “We're like, in a solid relationship and he's my soulmate and my best mate, and he sees it as my art and my outlet and something that I did before him. ["Hello"] is not about a past boyfriend or anything like that, but if it was, I think he'd be alright with it anyway because we're in a strong healthy place. It wouldn't be an issue."
, October 2015, about Konecki's reaction to her lyrics about her ex On Air With Ryan Seacrest
On The Heartbreak That Inspired Her "21" Album
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images "It broke my heart when I wrote this record, so the fact that people are taking it to their hearts is like the best way to recover. 'Cause I'm still not fully recovered. It's going to take me 10 years to recover, I think, from the way I feel about my last relationship."
MTV, February 2011 “How I felt when I wrote ‘21,’ I wouldn’t want to feel again. It was horrible. I was miserable, I was lonely, I was sad, I was angry, I was bitter. I thought I was going to be single for the rest of my life. I thought I was never going to love again. It’s not worth it.”
, November 2015 New York Times "There’s a reason I loved them once … and for a while hate got in the way. But I’m an adult now, I’m a mother, and I’m a lot less b*tchy. They were interesting people, and while we’re not friends and I don’t see them regularly, I have seen them and it’s all fine.”
October 2016 Vanity Fair,
On The Inspiration Behind 'Water Under The Bridge’
“‘Water Under The Bridge’ is just about being strong enough in a relationship to overcome every obstacle that's thrown in your way. In my past relationships, anything that's gone wrong kind of puts a bullet into the relationship, and that's of the end of it. Whereas this time, the relationship that I'm in is so strong and we have great foundations. Overcoming everything is actually what makes us so great and so powerful, and makes our love so deep. At first, I think some people thought it was like a breakup song, but it's the complete opposite. It's like, ‘If you're not the one for me, then how come? It doesn't make sense.’ And I feel super powerful: My relationship makes me strong in every aspect of my life. I appreciate it more than anything."
NPR, November 2015
On The Inspiration Behind 'Someone Like You'
In February 2011, Adele told MTV that the song is actually about imagining she's looking back on her ex several decades after their breakup.
"I can imagine being about 40 and looking for him again, only to turn up and find that he's settled with a beautiful wife and beautiful kids and he's completely happy, and I'm still on my own. The song's about that and I'm scared at the thought of that."
She also described the toll talking about her ex has had on her, as well some of the regrets on his portrayal
"I was really emotionally drained from the way I was portraying him, because even though I'm very bitter and regret some parts of it, he's still the most important person that's ever been in my life, and 'Someone Like You', I had to write it to feel OK with myself and OK with the two years I spent with him. And when I did it, I felt so freed."
MTV, February 2011
On The Hardest Part Of Being Single
"It could all be a dream in 20 years and I'd love to be able to share that with someone and carry on with that throughout our lives. A shared dream. That's the only thing I miss."
Vogue Britain, October 2011 Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images "I do get massively distracted when I've got someone in my life, which I can't afford to do right now. Besides, no one treats me as well as I do."
Vogue Britain, October 2011