ADELE has revealed her horror at her son Angelo wanting to be a YouTuber in her tell-all chat with British Vogue.
The singing sensation, who shares her only child with ex-husband Simon Konecki, admitted she told her son she was “the wrong person” to talk to about his social media dreams.
Adele, 33, bared her soul in a new Vogue interview ahead of the much-anticipated release of her fourth studio album next month.
It is her first new music since her divorce from Simon Konecki, who she split from in April 2019 after seven years together.
They share eight-year-old Angelo – who they co-parent from their homes across the road from each other in an exclusive Los Angeles neighbourhood.
In the candid chat, Adele admitted that through lockdown her son admitted he had hopes to become a social media star, much to her horror.
She told Vogue‘s Giles Hattersly: “He’s like, ‘I want to be a YouTuber.’ I’m like, ‘I am the wrong person to say that to.’”
The Someone Like You singer also dived into how her little boy struggled with the breakdown of her marriage in 2019.
Covering the November issues of British and American Vogue, Adele said that her upcoming album was to answer his questions.
She explained: “My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have an answer for.
“‘Why can’t you still live together?’ I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he’s in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness.
“It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal.”
The devoted mother goes on: “Obviously Simon and I never fought over him or anything like that, Angelo’s just like, ‘I don’t get it.’
“I don’t really get it either. There are rules that are made up in society of what happens and doesn’t happen in marriage and after marriage, but I’m a very complex person.
“I’ve always let him know how I’m feeling from a very young age because I felt quite frazzled as an adult.”
She added of her break-up: “It just wasn’t right for me any more. I didn’t want to end up like a lot of other people I knew.
“I wasn’t miserable miserable, but I would have been miserable had I not put myself first. But, yeah, nothing bad happened or anything like that.”
Adele also said that she felt “embarrassed” her marriage didn’t work out, bravely admitting that it “broke her heart” to let go of it.
“At the time it broke my heart, but I actually find it so interesting now. How we’re told to suck it up. Well, f**k that,” she said of the divorce.
However, her entire album isn’t about the divorce – despite the star admitting she “thought it would” be, and she also hopes to teach Angelo some life lessons through her music.
She shared: “I wanted to put it on the album to show Angelo what I expect him to treat his partner like, whether it be a woman or a man or whatever.
“After going through a divorce, my requirements are sky-high. There’s a very big pair of shoes to fill.”
The interview comes just two days after the singer thrilled fans with the first listen to her brand new single – her first track in six years.
She posted a 20-second clip of Easy On Me to her social media pages, revealing that it is out next week.
The snippet cuts out before the lyrics begin, with a dreamy piano intro heard instead.
Posted alongside a peek at the accompanying music video, the black and white footage shows Adele looking in a rear-view mirror and putting on a cassette before driving along a country road in her car.
Music sheets fly out of her back window, with the back of the car piled high with luggage.
The singer simply captioned the post: “Easy On Me – October 15” – sending her followers into a frenzy.
A NEW ERA
Last week, fans went into meltdown as they speculated that she’d revealed her new album’s name after a series of mysterious billboards with ’30’ on them were put up around the world.
The ’30’ title would fall in line with Adele’s preferred way of naming her albums, as all three of her studio albums so far have been named after her age at the time of writing; 19, 21, and 25.
Since her last album, the singer has gone on a major health kick for the sake of her son Angelo, eight, which saw her shed a reported seven stone.
Joking about her new look while guest hosting US TV show Saturday Night Live last October, Adele joked: “I know I look really, really different since you last saw me.
“But actually because of all the Covid restrictions and the travel bans, I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me, and this is the half I chose.”
Former East London girl Adele, who lives in a £7.7 million Beverly Hills mansion and boasts 15 Grammy Awards, recently went Instagram official with boyfriend Rich Paul.