Adele has ruled out dating another celebrity, insisting her relationship with partner Simon Konecki works because he's not intimidated by her success.
The Hello singer has been dating Simon since 2011 and the 28-year-old insists their relationship works because he is 14 years her senior and is able to handle everything that comes with her lifestyle.
"I have no desire to be with anyone in showbusiness, because we all have egos," she tells Vanity Fair. "He's not threatened by any stage of my life that I'm going for, and that's an amazing thing. It's the most serious relationship I've ever been in; we've got a child together and we live together."
"After releasing my first album, all the other people I ever was with were so insecure about themselves - they couldn't handle it at all," she adds. "When I try to describe this to my friends they don't always get it, because they go out with people that are our age, but Simon is already who he is, and I'm still becoming who I'm going to be. He's confident. He's perfect."
And Adele admits that if any of the relationships in her life started to suffer because of her fame she would walk away from the spotlight.
"I want to sing these songs when I'm 70 f**king years old," she says. "To have a song, any song - let alone I've had four or five that have resonated with people that much - that's why I make music..."
"(But), my life is more important to me than anything I'm doing because how the f**k am I supposed to write a record if I don't have a life?," she continues. "If I don't have a real life, then it's game over anyway."
She also explains she doesn't care about the money or the fame - her only goal was to live in a better neighbourhood than the one she grew up in.
And she is not a huge fan of touring, insisting she wishes she could just focus on making albums.
"I'd still like to make records, but I'd be fine if I never heard (the applause from touring) again," she adds. "I'm on tour simply to see everyone who's been so supportive. I don't care about money. I'm British, and we don't have that... thing of having to earn more money all the time. I don't come from money; it's not that important a part of my life.
"Obviously I have nice things, and I live in a nicer area than I grew up in. That was my goal from the age of seven: it was, 'I ain't living here.' I didn't care how I was getting out, I didn't care where I'd be living, but I knew I wasn't living there."
"I love being famous for my songs, but I don't enjoy being in the public eye," she continues. "I love to make music, and I love doing shows, and I needed to go back to work - not for money but because something was missing. I wasn't creating music. But there is such a massive difference between what I do for my work and what I do in my real life. I don't think anyone should be famous for going to a grocery store or a playground..."