Adele 'went to therapy five times a day' during divorce

Fans of Adele who have belted out "Easy On Me" and pored over its heartbreaking lyrics know that the ballad from her 30th album was the song the singer split with ex-husband Simon Konecki Konecki is the epitome of divorce. The pair initially split in 2019 after seven years together, before divorcing two years later - a period the singer previously described as "turbulent". Over the weekend, Adele revealed more details about that period, including how it drove her to see a therapist multiple times a day.

During a "Weekend with Adele" Las Vegas residency concert at Caesars Palace, the 15-time Grammy winner told the audience that she was seeing a therapist again. "I started going to therapy again because I hadn't been in therapy in a few years. I needed to start," she said during a break from the show on Saturday, December 10. She then shared the frequency of her meetings in the past, especially during her time apart from the entrepreneur and philanthropist. "Obviously, before, when I was going through a divorce, I was basically in therapy five times a day," she added with a laugh.

"I'm no longer responsible for my actions and what I want to say," she continued, before explaining that her reasons for seeking professional help were entirely different now. “But now I’m doing it because I just want to make sure I’m filling myself every week to make sure I can give you everything.”

The "Hello" singer even gave concertgoers a preview of what happened at her last show. "My whole therapy session this week has been so interesting. It's been about these shows," she began. "I'm always very emotional. I love making music, but performing live really scares me and fills me with fear."

"That's why I'm not a big touring artist. The last time I did it was to prove that I could do it," Adele said, but she was also quick to add, "But the experience of being in such a big room, I think I’ll probably be a live artist for the rest of my life”. Her revelation was caught by a fan and retweeted with the caption, "@adele you are our therapist."

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Although the singer can now downplay her challenging divorce to a live audience, she has previously made it clear how painful that period was for her. Ahead of the album's launch in November 2021, Adele mentioned the album's content and the "turbulent times" that spurred it on in an Instagram post. In a teaser photo for 30 released in October 2021, Adele wrote: "I rely on routine and consistency to feel safe, I always have. Yet I deliberately - even willingly - threw myself into a A labyrinth of utter chaos and inner turmoil.” She even refers to this period as her “Saturn Return,” which anyone well versed in astrology knows means a cosmic upheaval.

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The 34-year-old also previously opened up about her separation and her hope that the album would help explain the divorce to her and Konecki's 10-year-old son, Angelo, in a November 2021 cover interview with British Vogue . She felt guilty for making him "unhappy at times."

"I just felt like I wanted to use this record to explain to him who I was when he was in his twenties and thirties and why I willingly chose to destroy his entire life in pursuit of my own happiness," she told the outlet. Adding, “It made him really upset sometimes. This is a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal. "

Thankfully, these days, she's happy when it comes to matters of the heart. She has been in a relationship with sports agent Rich Paul for over a year. (Some fans even believe they secretly married at some point). Adele even revealed her stable relationship with Paul to Vogue in November 2021. She told the outlet, "I don't feel anxious or nervous or exhausted. It's quite the opposite. It's crazy."