While her Las Vegas residency and worldwide fame might seem appealing, Adele revealed a dark moment in her life that gave her pause when it came to extending her family.
Speaking with Vanity Fair back in 2016, Adele revealed that following the birth of her first son Angelo she suffered from postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a severe medical condition impacting recent mothers. Typical symptoms include strong periods of sadness, anxiety, and have an impact on a mother’s feelings towards her child.
Adele also revealed that she did not want to share her feelings with anyone and how she felt her experience varied from how women typically experience the condition.
“My knowledge of postpartum—or post-natal, as we call it in England—is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job. But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life . . . . It can come in many different forms.”
But the baby blues did not stick around long after Adele confided in another new mother. “One day I said to a friend, ‘I f**kin’ hate this,’ and she just burst into tears and said, ‘I f**kin’ hate this, too.’ And it was done. It lifted,” Adele said,
Currently, Adele has spoken publicly about how she desires to have another child. Right now she is with sports agent Rich Paul and the two have shared what names they like best of all. While doing a gender reveal for a fan at her Las Vegas residency, she was asked to choose between the names Spencer and Parker.
“I can’t say Parker because Rich likes that name,” she replied, choosing Spencer.