Why Did Adele Lose Weight? British Singer’s Motivation Is Not What Most Fans Think
Grammy-winning singer Adele has been shocking fans all year with her weight loss transformation. Back in January, the singer caused a stir after photos emerged of her looking slimmer both at Drake’s costume party and on vacation with Harry Styles.
These pictures had some fans congratulating her and others concerned for her health. At the time, an inside source claimed that Adele was happy and was trying to become healthier for her son. So where is Adele on her weight loss journey now, and is she losing weight just to be skinny?
Adele shocks fans again recently
On Wednesday, May 6, Adele took to Instagram for her 32nd birthday to post the first photo she’d posted since the holidays. “Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time.” she writes, while also thanking first responders and health workers.
To go along with the sweet message is a picture of her new figure; the singer seems to have lost much more weight since the beginning of the year. A medical expert recently told Us Weekly that she estimated that Adele has lost about 150 pounds in total.
Fans and friends alike were shocked and delighted, and the photo has garnered over 10 million likes. “THATS MY GIRLLLLL😍,” gushes actor and comedian Rickey Thompson. Instagram model Olivia Pierson tells Adele in her comment that she’s “stunning.”
However, many others were not so positive. “You were more beautiful before, sorry.” one fan comments.
“So ummm what happened to I make music for ears not eyes boo?” accuses another.
Adele’s personal trainer comes to her defense
After that Instagram post went viral, Adele’s personal trainer, Pete Geracimo, opened up in an Instagram caption about Adele’s weight loss journey and what it’s meant to her. Geracimo acknowledges that it’s been “disheartening” to see negative comments and “fat-phobic accusations” about the singer’s weight loss and her motivations.
“When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy. Especially post pregnancy and post surgery,” he clarifies for everyone wondering if Adele lost weight just for vanity.
Geracimo further clarifies that a lot of Adele’s motivation to exercise came from having to maintain stamina for her 13-month “gruelling” tour schedule for her album 25.
“In that time, she warmed to training and made better food choices. As a result, she lost considerable weight and people took notice,” he states.
It appears that, despite what her critics say, Adele is losing weight as a result of a healthy lifestyle, not simply to be skinny. As for her motivation, he said: “This metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for [her son] Angelo.”
Adele didn’t need to lose weight to be successful
Long before her weight loss journey began, Adele had reached incredible success in the music world. Through her years making music, she has made Grammy history by being one of only two artists (the other being Christopher Cross) to win all four General Field awards, which are Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.
On top of being one of only two artists to have achieved this feat, she is the first female artist to ever do so. At the time, her song Hello had the most downloads within a single week since the digital era began.
All of Adele’s career highs happened before she revealed her new svelte figure, so it seems clear that her motivation to lose weight is not rooted in feeling that she needs to be skinny to be successful. No matter what the haters say, the sources close to her have consistently stated that she wants to lose weight for her health and not for her appearance.
In the end, her body is her business. The songstress once famously said: “I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears.” That statement is still valid. While her body may have changed, her music is still for fans’ ears and not their eyes.