Adele has opened up further about her split from ex-husband Simon Konecki, admitting she'd stopped "liking herself" during last years of her marriage.
The 33 year old superstar is undergoing a musical image rebirth in Hollywood, after losing seven stone in weight and finding new love with sports agent Rich Paul, 39.
As the mum-of-one gears up for her tell-all documentary show with Oprah Winfrey, where she revealed she tells loads of "filthy jokes" in the latest trailer, she has also shared more details about why she chose to get a divorce from her son Angelo's dad.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, which she is on the cover of, Adele said she had to come to terms with the fact she'd stopped recognising herself.
"I don't know if it was because [of] my Saturn return or if it was because I was well and truly sort of heading into my thirties, but I just didn't like who I was. I didn't really know myself," she told the publication.
"I thought I did. But I just didn't like who I was."
The star went on to say that having to admit the fact her marriage hadn't worked made her "really sad", especially the prospect of having to announce her news to the world.
"Then having so many people that I don't know, know that I didn't make that work… it f*****g devastated me," the Tottenham-born singer explained.
She also said she'd felt "embarrassed", and while no one she knew had made her feel that way, the marriage breakdown left her with lasting feelings of worry that she didn't "do a good job".
Adele and Simon got married in 2018, but divorced only a year later.
What's more, the Easy On Me hitmaker finally revealed why it had taken so long for her to release new music, and why her 30 album was delayed by more than a year.
The star used songwriting as a way to deal with her emotional grief after splitting from Simon, and while it was cathartic she kept putting off the album's release because of how personal her experience was.
"If it wasn't coming out now, I think I probably would never put it out," Adele admitted.
"I know I would've changed my mind and been like, 'It's moved on. Let's start the next album.'"
The musician added that she just "couldn't do that" to her next album, and thinks it deserves to be released.
Adele's fifth studio album 30 is released November 19.
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