Adele has received criticism for her weight in the past, but the British crooner’s image hasn’t seemed to harm her record sales. Furthermore, she recently admitted that unlike many of her peers, she’s not struggling with her weight. In fact, she likes herself the way she is and plans to stay that way unless her weight interferes with either her health or her sex life.
USA Today excerpted Adele’s new biography, written by Chas Newkey-Burden, in which the 24-year-old singer talks about her weight, which many media outlets can’t seem to let go of. “I read a comment [about me] on YouTube that I thought would upset me — ‘Test pilot for pies’ — but I’ve always been a size 14-16 and been fine with it,” Adele says. “I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t.”
Adele, who admitted in 2008 to smoking and “drinking far too much,” also talked candidly about her ex-boyfriend who inspired many of the songs on her multiplatinum album 21.
“It was the biggest deal in my entire life to date. … He made me totally hungry. … He was older, he was successful in his own right, whereas my boyfriends before were my age and not really doing much. He got me interested in film and literature and food and wine and traveling and politics and history and those were things I was never, ever interested in. I was interested in going clubbing and getting drunk.”
After splitting up with her unnamed ex, Adele said, “I just signed up for eHarmony. I can’t put a photo of myself, so I don’t get any e-mails! I must have written him about five or six letters at different stages and everything, but never sent. I’ve got a little box of stuff that reminds me of us and they’re still in there.”
Adele and boyfriend Simon Konecki welcomed a baby boy in mid-October, and if things don’t work out with him, she already has her next boyfriend picked out.
“I’m after Prince Harry. I know I said I wouldn’t go out with a ginger, but it’s Prince Harry!” Adele laughs. “I’d be a real duchess then. I’d love a night out with him — he seems like he’d be a right laugh.”
Are you a fan of Adele? Do you think she should lose weight to satisfy her critics, or remain as she is?