Adele Is Determined To Continue Keeping Her Personal Life Private, Insisting Her Family Is Off Limits When It Comes To Her Fame.
The Hello singer has done her best to keep her son Angelo out of the spotlight since giving birth in 2012, and she wants her boy to grow up with a sense of normalcy as neither he nor her boyfriend, Simon Konecki, have chosen to live their lives in public.
"It's as normal a life as I can have," she tells Time magazine of her role as a mum. "I think people would be pretty surprised. When I'm not doing a photo shoot, it's just me, my boyfriend and the baby. I think it's really important (to not get consumed by fame) so that you don't get f**ked up by everything. It's important so you stay in touch with yourself. If you lose touch with yourself, no one's going to want to talk to you or listen to anything you're f**king doing. They'll just point at you and laugh. At you, not with you.
"I'm very self-conscious that I have a kid, and I don't want him being one of those d**kheads, who grows up being, like, 'Driver, driver. I have no clean clothes! Well, have you washed them?' I really don't want him growing up like that. I'm very conscious of it."
Adele has touched on how her life has changed since becoming a mother while promoting her new album, 25, but she is keen to keep specifics under wraps.
"My record is about my real life, so I have to talk about it," she continues. "If you try to intrude or come near my family, I'm a lioness. Especially because my boyfriend isn't famous. So I think it's really unfair for anyone to want unlimited access to my family when we're not a brand. Some people do, and if you're happy to do it, then kudos - that's f**king great. But I don't want my family to be part of my package. If my kid decides that when he's old enough to make his own decision that he wants to be known for being my kid, I'll be annoyed, but I won't stop him. I'll be like, 'It's your choice now.' But this was my dream. This isn't theirs."
Despite her anxieties about her family being in the public eye, the 27 year old insists her boy has helped her deal with the stress that comes along with her superstardom.
"The other day I was saying, 'Oh God, I'm finding this really hard again with a kid'," Adele recalls. "I have no time for myself because in between doing this, all my spare time is with him. But then I realised, he's been keeping me totally cool and calm about the whole thing.
"He makes me so proud of myself, and he 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. Cooked him in my belly and then he came out of me!
"This human who's suddenly walking around and doing his own thing. I can't wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes... Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what."