It sounds like Adele’s hit song “Easy on Me” could have been written for her son, Angelo, after she revealed that he accidentally caused her to sustain a pretty serious back injury.
In an interview with Elle, the pop star said that, back in January 2021, she hurt herself when her eight-year-old son jumped out and scared her as she was exiting the bathroom. The incident led to a slipped L6 disc, which is located near the tailbone. Adele told the outlet that the injury didn’t totally surprise her as she’s had a bad back ever “since she was a teenager.”
But while her son, whom she shares with her ex-husband Simon Konecki, has certainly brought some physical pain into her life thanks to this accident, he’s also brought her an endless amount of joy and has made her want to grow their family. In that same interview, she shared, “I definitely want more kids. I’m a homemaker and I’m a matriarch, and a stable life helps me with my music.” But, for now, giving her son some siblings is something that will have to be put on the back burner because, she explained, “right now all I got in my brain is [my upcoming Las Vegas residency]. I wanna fucking nail it.”
But it does seem the Grammy winner has a touch of baby fever lately: She also revealed on the BBC podcast Desert Island Discs last month when asked where she sees herself 10 years from now, “I definitely would like a couple more kids. It would be wonderful if we can.” But she added, “If not, I’ve got Angelo. I just want to be happy.” And in February she also teased the possibility of more babies in her future, telling Graham Norton, “It takes me a while to recharge, and I would like to have more children—I only just feel like I’ve caught up with my sleep from nine years ago when I had my son.”
It helps that it seems like Adele has also found the right partner to settle down with in her boyfriend, Rich Paul. She opened up to the magazine about her relationship with the sports agent, saying, “I’ve never been in love like this. I’m obsessed with him.” So naturally, the pair have also recently started living together in the $37.7 million Beverly Hills Park estate Adele recently purchased from Sylvester Stallone.
And it seems that Paul is also looking forward to the possibility of becoming a dad again after having three children at a very young age who are now in college. “Now, looking as an older dad, if I was to have more kids, I’m looking forward to being a different dad, a more patient dad,” he told E! News in June. “Different age, different time in my life, different position in my life. I’m really looking forward to being an older dad.”
This post was originally published in Vanity Fair.