The All I Ask hitmaker spoke candidly about her postnatal depression in a new interview
Adele is known for her honesty and telling it like it is, especially when she’s on stage, and now she’s opened up about family life and says that “it’s the bravest thing not to have a child”.
The All I Ask hitmaker, who is currently touring the world with her latest album 25, claimed that most people have babies because they submit to peer pressure and succumb to other people’s expectations.
Adele, who welcomed her son Angelo in 2012 with her partner Simon Konecki, spoke to Vanity Fair as she said: “I think it’s the bravest thing to not have a child. All my friends and I felt pressurised into having kids because that’s what adults do.
“I love my son more than anything but on a daily basis, if I have a minute or two, I wish I could do whatever the f*** I wanted.”
The British songbird has revealed she battled with post-natal depression after giving birth to her son Angelo.
The usually private star opened-up during an interview with Vanity Fair and admitted she has been left “too scared” to have another child.
The honest interview has been released just days after it was announced she will marry partner Simon Konecki.
When asked if she plans to have another baby, Adele said she didn’t think so, explaining: “I’m too scared. I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me… I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant.
“My knowledge of postpartum—or post-natal, as we call it in England, is that you don’t want to be with your child. You’re worried you might hurt your child. You’re worried you weren’t doing a good job.”
But it affected her differently, as she says she was “obsessed” with her child, but she thought she had “made the worst decision of her life.”
The 28-year-old Someone Like You singer revealed she managed to deal with the mental health problem by taking time out for herself at least once a week.
She now feels this is the best way to deal with the challenges of being a new mother to Angelo, who has an older sister from Simon’s previous marriage.
But with a successful world tour currently in progress, and three smash hit albums under her belt, Adele can appreciate the good things in her life now.
However, Angelo, now four, is still the centre of her universe – with her work and private schedule’s revolving around him – but in a healthy way this time.
She said: “I don’t mind, because of the love I feel for him.
“I don’t care if I don’t ever get to do anything for myself again.”
The star is said to have quietly agreed to marry charity boss Simon, who she has been dating for five years .
A friend said: “They’ve decided it’s the right time to think about making that step.
“They won’t make a big song and dance about it, that’s not the way either of them are, and you won’t see Adele walking around with a huge diamond on her finger flaunting it.
“But they’re ready to take the next step and both very excited about the prospect.
“Adele has had an amazing time on tour and is enjoying performing to fans – but she’s looking forward to spending some quiet time at home with her family after 10 months on the road.”
The star recently moved to an upmarket community in Los Angeles where she has become friendly with a host of celebrity neighbours.