Adele on One Night Only- Star tells Oprah she's 'divorcing herself' as she sings at Griffith observatory in concert

Adele on One Night Only- Star tells Oprah she's 'divorcing herself' as she sings at Griffith observatory in concert

11/15/2021

ADELE opened up to Oprah on a two-hour CBS special called Adele One Night Only and admitted she's "divorcing herself."

When the 33-year-old singer was asked by Oprah if her new album was "the divorce album," Adele replied: "I think I’m divorcing myself in it."

After explaining how "lonely" she had been, she added: "I’ve spent a lot of time on my own. I stopped drinking. That’s one great way to get to know yourself.”

The concert — which took place at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California — was aired on November 14 at 8.30pm EST, ahead of the singer's new album release.

The CBS special features an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey in which the singer opens up about the songs, life after her divorce, weight loss and raising her son.

Adele has had quite a year from announcing her relationship with Rich Paul to announcing her newest album.

Read our Adele live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Danielle Cinone

    ADELE ON 'KEEPING FAITH'

    When Oprah asked Adele how she "kept the faith" at her lowest point, the singer said: "It was just exhausting to keep going with it.

    "The process of getting a divorce, being a single parent … so many people know what I'm talking about. I felt like not doing it anymore."

    "I've never questioned whether I made a bad decision," she added.

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    ADELE ON LOSING WEIGHT

    Adele explained in her one-on-one interview with Oprah: "It was about my anxiety. I had the most terrifying anxiety attacks after I left my marriage that paralyzed me completely.

    "It was like I was still very much there while my body was on another planet."

    The singer said that losing weight helped her clear her mind and give her a "real purpose."

    When Oprah asked about how people reacted to her weight loss, she admitted she was "not shocked or even phased by it" as her body has been "objectified" throughout her whole career.

    "I was body positive then and I was body positive now," she added.

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    SURPRISE PROPOSAL

    Adele encouraged the audience to be quiet for the surprise proposal as the couple made their way towards the stage.

    After the successful and heartwarming marriage proposal, Adele said: "Thank God you said yes because I wasn't sure who I was going to have to sing this song to. … This is for you two."

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    ADELE 'OPEN' TO HAVING MORE CHILDREN

    "I'm definitely open to it. I would like more children," Adele told Oprah.

    However, if she doesn't have more kids it "wouldn't be the end of the world."

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    'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VENUE;

    Adele called the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California, "the most beautiful venue I've ever played."

    She wrote to Twitter before the concert aired on CBS: "Thank you to everyone who made it possible. To Oprah for allowing me to tell my truth lovingly in a safe space.

    "The whole thing was pretty overwhelming, I’ve seen it twice and cried my eyes out both times."

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    WHAT DID ADELE SAY BEFORE THE CONCERT AIRED?

    Adele tweeted: "It was also the first time my son saw me perform and I’ve never been so nervous in my life!!

    "I hope you like it, tune in tonight at 8:30pmET / 8pm PT on CBS x."

    She added: "Having been on such a rollercoaster the last few years and then the pandemic, it was hard to imagine being on stage singing again ever.

    "So the fact that I got to and also got to sing my new songs, has me feeling a million things at once!"

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    ADELE 'DIGS DEEP'

    Adele told Oprah she has to "dig deep and tell my stories."

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    'EMBARASSED'

    "I'm embarrassed that I didn't make my marriage work," Adele said, before telling Oprah that Simon, her now ex-husband came into her life for stability.

    "He came in and was stable. The most stable person I had in my life until that point. Him and Angelo were angels sent to me."

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    'DIVORCE ALBUM'

    "I think I'm divorcing myself in it. Lonely… I've spent a lot of time on my own," Adele told Oprah after getting asked if her new album is "the divorce album."

    "I stopped drinking. That's one great way to get to know yourself."

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    ADELE SINGS SKYFALL

    Adele sang Skyfall in what she called the "most beautiful venue I’ve ever played."

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    'THEY'RE NOT ALONE'

    Adele told Oprah at the start of the special: "I would like to do the same for people that feel so alone when they're feeling something to be reminded that they're not alone."

    The concert comes after Adele announced her new album called 30, will be released on November 19, 2021.

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    'EASY ON ME'

    "I'm going to do some old ones for you. I'm going to do some new ones for you," Adele said before singing 'Easy On Me."

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    ADELE OPENS UP WITH 'HELLO'

    "The show is the first time I'm singing it from where I am now. This song to me was the beginning of me trying to find myself," Adele told Oprah after she opened up the concert with her song 'Hello.'

    "When I wrote it, it was an ode to little me."

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT IS OPRAH'S FAVORITE ADELE SONG?

    Before the big event, Oprah was seen on CBS TV's Instagram story revealing her "favorite Adele song of all time" to be Someone Like You.

    She explained it was her favorite because she "thinks it's the ultimate longing for what could have been lost love.

    "And it is relatable to anybody in the world no matter what country or generation you're from."

    When Oprah asked the singer what her favorite Adele song was, Adele replied: "One and Only."

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT TIME IS ADELE ONE NIGHT ONLY ON?

    The special is scheduled to air on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 8.30pm EST.

    The show will air live on CBS and can also be available to stream on Paramount+.

    Following the special, her album will then be released on Friday, November 19.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT IS ADELE ONE NIGHT ONLY?

    Adele has had quite a year from announcing her relationship with Rich Paul to announcing her newest album.

    Along with the celebrations, the singer will also be releasing a special called Adele One Night Only which will cover everything about her newest album.

    The CBS special will also feature an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey in which the singer opens up about the songs, life after her divorce, weight loss and raising her son.

    Ben Winston, Adele, Jonathan Dickins and Raj Kapoor are all scheduled to serve as the show's executive producers in partnership with Fulwell 73, Onward Productions and Winfrey’s Harpo Productions.

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    WHAT IS ADELE'S NET WORTH?

    Throughout her career, Adele has taken home 15 Grammy Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, nine Brit Awards and many more.

    Thanks to her decade-long career, as of 2021, Adele has an estimated net worth of $190million.

    That number comes mostly from Adele's impressive record sales and revenue generated from sell-out tour dates.

    Over the years, Adele has earned over $400million touring.

    Some of Adele's biggest hits include Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep, Make You Feel My Love, Turning Tables, and Set Fire To The Rain.

    In 2012 she also covered the theme song for the iconic 2012 James Bond film, Skyfall, which went on to win an Oscar for the Best Original Song.

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    WHAT ARE ADELE’S TOP SONGS AND HOW MANY AWARDS HAS SHE WON?

    As of 2017, Adele has released three albums – each hitting the top of the UK album charts.

    Her first Number One single was the 2011 release, Someone Like You – while her 2015 song Hello is the only other single to reach Number One so far.

    Adele’s other smash hits include Rolling In The Deep, Make You Feel My Love, Turning Tables, and Set Fire To The Rain.

    In 2012 she also got the chance to cover the theme song for the iconic 2012 James Bond film Skyfall which went on to win an Oscar for the Best Original Song.

    To date, the star has landed over 140 awards – including five American Music Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards, nine BRIT Awards, and 15 Grammy Awards.

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    ADELE'S TRANSFORMATION

    Adele dedicated her new album to her nine-year-old son in an attempt to explain her divorce after a six-year hiatus.

    The singer has consistently been one of Britain's greatest talents over the past decade and has undergone a dramatic weight loss journey since she first found stardom.

    For a look back on her transformation, read on.

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    SPECULATIONS BEFORE ADELE ANNOUNCED ALBUM RELEASE? (continued)

    Following the pictures, social media exploded as fans have been waiting patiently for new material.

    One fan tweeted: "Adele is coming back guys! #adele30 This is happening!"

    Another added, "#adele30 30 has to be the name of her new album!"

    The singer also changed her Instagram photo which fans have also taken as a sign of new music coming.

    The news comes just weeks after the singer went Instagram official with her boyfriend Rich Paul following the finalization of her divorce from Simon Konecki.

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    SPECULATIONS BEFORE ADELE ANNOUNCED ALBUM RELEASE?

    Adele teased fans on Instagram on October 5, 2021, with a short clip of her new single Eyes on Me set to release on October 15.

    Speculation of a new album first began back in October of 2020 after Adele hosted Saturday Night Live.

    One year later, fans started speculating again in early October that Adele might be hinting at a new album.

    Their speculation came after a series of "30" billboards have been showing up around the world.

    Photos posted to social media show massive signs with that number placed in Dubai and Ireland.

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    WHO IS ADELE'S BOYFRIEND?

    Born December 16, 1981, Paul 39, is known professionally as an American sports agent based in Cleveland, Ohio. 

    In 2012, Paul founded the sports agency Klutch Sports Group and has since signed multiple big-name NBA stars, including Ben Simmons, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and John Wall.

    As of 2021, Paul has been able to amass a net worth of $100 million.

    Throughout their relationship, the couple had previously only been spotted out in public once before Adele made things Instagram official in September of 2021.

    The singer was first spotted beside Paul at the Phoenix Footprint Center sitting court-side during Game Five of the NBA Finals on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

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    WHEN WILL ADELE'S NEW ALBUM BE RELEASED?

    Adele announced her new album called 30, will be released on November 19, 2021.

    She posted the date alongside an image describing the pain, and turmoil of her 30th year, and that "I'm ready to finally put this album out."

     "I was certainly nowhere near where I'd hoped to be when I first started it nearly 3 years ago," the singer wrote. "I rely on routine and consistency to feel safe, I always have."

  • Danielle Cinone

    IS ADELE'S SON ANGELO ADKINS REFERENCED IN HER NEW ALBUM?

    Ahead of Adele’s new album release, in the interview with Vogue, she also opens up about how her son found the split “difficult."

    She said: “If I can find that happiness and he sees me in that happiness, then maybe I'll be able to forgive myself for it."

    She began writing her new album as a way to open up to her son Angelo about his parents' divorce. 

    "He has so many simple questions for me that I can't answer, because I don't know the answer. Like, Why can't we still live together? That's just not what people do when they get divorced. But why not? I'm like, I don't f***ing know," 

    She told Vogue: "That's not what society does. And: Why don't you love my dad anymore? And I'd be like, I do love your dad. I'm just not in love. I can't make that make sense to a nine-year-old."

    While most of the songs on her upcoming album will reflect on her breakup, it’s not a divorce album she explained: "He's not one of my exes. He's the dad of my child,"

    "It was more me divorcing myself. Just being like, B*tch, f***in' hot mess, get your f***in' sh*t together!"

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHO IS ADELE'S EX-HUSBAND?

    Simon Konecki is a charity CEO and was born in April 1974.

    He spent his early life in New York but then moved with his family to London when he was 10-years-old.

    Although Simon and Adele have split, they remain on good terms.

    In a new interview with Vogue, discussing the time before the divorce, Adele revealed: "I was just going through the motions and I wasn't happy," 

    "Neither of us did anything wrong. Neither of us hurt each other or anything like that. It was just: I want my son to see me really love, and be loved. It's really important to me."

    She went on to explain that she was just unhappy in her relationship and didn't want to end up “miserable” – which she admitted she could see herself being if she didn’t end the relationship.

    "If I can reach the reason why I left, which was the pursuit of my own happiness," she explained.

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