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15 Of Adele’s Best Quotes On Motherhood

The singer’s 8-year-old son with her ex-husband remains out of the public eye.

by Casey Suglia
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Between raising her 8-year-old son Angelo with her ex-husband Simon Konecki and releasing a new album (finally!), Adele has been busy. But the “Hello” singer has always been down-to-earth about how she juggles it all.

It’s f—ing hard. I thought it would be easy. ‘Everyone f—ing does it, how hard can it be? Ohhhh....I had no idea.

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It’s hard enough for being a kid, let alone a famous person’s kid. Imagine the first time that I find out he smokes, and he’s older, and that there’s a photograph of it.

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[Angelo is] the love of my life and I’ll support him in whatever he wants to do.

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It’s the greatest thing I ever did. He makes me be a dickhead, and he makes me feel young, and there’s nothing more grounding than a kid kicking off and refusing to do what you’re asking of them.

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“Right now he can choose if he wants a bag of crisps or a banana, but he can’t make a choice about being in the public eye. If when he’s 16 he wants to be known for being my child, he can do that.”

He makes me so proud of myself and makes me like myself so much. And I’ve always liked myself. I’ve never not liked myself. I don’t have hangups like that. But I’m so proud of myself that I made him in my belly.

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It used to be that my own world revolved around me, but now it has to revolve around him.

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“I love my son more than anything, but on a daily basis, if I have a minute or two, I wish I could do whatever the f— I wanted, whenever I want. Every single day I feel like that.”

In my pregnancy and becoming a mom I lost myself and I’ve struggled and I still do struggle with being a mum.

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I hope as he gets older, I have a little me time as well.

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“He said to my face, ‘Can you see me?’ And I was like, ‘Uh, yeah.’ And he was like, ‘Cause I can’t see you.’ Well my whole life fell apart in that moment. He knew I wasn’t there.”

It was just: I want my son to really see me love, and be loved. It’s really important to me.

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“Sometimes I get frightened by the idea of where my life would have gone had I not gotten pregnant with Angelo...They both saved me. There was a real reason why Simon came into my life.”

He has so many simple questions for me that I can’t answer, because I don’t know the answer.

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