Before her dramatic slimdown, Adele opened up to her fans on her 31st birthday in May about having a tough year and welcoming change. A month earlier, she had split from her estranged husband, Simon Konecki, whom she shares her 7-year-old son, Angelo, with.
"This is 31...thank f**king god?" she Instagrammed. "30 tried me so hard but I'm owning it and trying my hardest to lean in to it all. No matter how long we're here for life is constant and complicated at times. I've changed drastically in the last couple years and I'm still changing and that's OK. 31 is going to be a big ol' year and I’m going to spend it all on myself."
"For the first time in a decade I'm ready to feel the world around me and look up for once," she continued. "Be kind to yourself people we're only human, go slow, put your phone down and laugh out loud at every opportunity. Learning to REALLY truly love yourself is it, and I've only just realized that that is more than enough. I'll learn to love you lot eventually? Bunch of f**king savages, 30 will be a drum n bass record to spite you. Chin up eh."