Adele Opens Up About Her Pregnancy Beard & Promotes Acceptance While Doing So
I’ve got to be honest with y’all: I’m an Adele fangirl. I love her music. I love her brashness. I love the crass and vulgar language she uses (IRL, not in her songs). And I love her openness. I love her honesty. And just when I thought I couldn’t love Adele anymore, she stilled my heart. How? By talking about the reality of pregnancy — i.e. the not-so-pretty and far-from-perfect side of pregnancy — and by doing so at a concert. That’s right, during a recent show in Glasgow, the 27-year-old singer was admiring some of her bearded fans between songs (because, well, why not) and during the course of their interaction, Adele admitted she grew a beard while pregnant with her son, Angelo, according to PerezHilton.
According to The Mirror, Adele went on to explain the strange pregnancy side effect to her fans:
When the crowd laughed, Adele added:
Dr. Jacques Moritz, an OBGYN at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, explained this phenomena on TODAY:
And whether it is an exaggeration or not, doesn't matter: Adele's bluntness and candor are huge! Because these "changes" do happen. These changes are natural. And these changes are something no woman should feel embarrassed about or ashamed of.
That said, make no mistake: I know most women would probably avoid admitting they grew a beard during their pregnancy — or had hemorrhoids, impacted stools, or sweat through three shirts in two hours (all symptoms yours truly experienced) — but Adele is not one of those people. Adele loves herself and can obviously laugh at herself. (I mean, hell: You have to have a sense of humor to name your facial hair.) And Adele doesn’t give a damn what others think of her.
But maybe, just maybe, Adele's admission will rub off on more women who become pregnant. Maybe Adele's admission will make moms and pregnant women feel OK about the changes their bodies are experience, and hopefully it will help them feel a little more beautiful.