Adele posted a photo of her thin self for her 32nd birthday on Cinco de Mayo

It’s so weird that we can go months and months without seeing Adele at all and then someone will post some photos of her and we’ll have the exact same conversation we had the last time we saw her. Yes, Adele is thin now. She’s been thin for a while. She moved to California several years ago and after her massively successful tour (Adele Live 2016), she basically went dark. We’ve learned in the past three years that A) she and her husband split up and maybe the divorce already went through and B) she’s enjoying her single-girl life and she’s focused on being healthy, working out and all of that.

As for that same conversation that people always have about Adele now… yes, she’s lost a lot of weight. I think it looks like she’s fluctuated a bit in the past year – we saw photos of her last summer where he weight loss looked so drastic, it was like her face hadn’t caught up yet. And I kind of wondered if she’d gotten gastric bypass. But in the photo posted on her friend Lauren Paul’s throwback IG Story, Adele looks like… she got some weight back into her boobs at least. I don’t know. But yeah, she’s thin now. She was beautiful before and she’s still beautiful.

Also, is the new album going to be full of songs about “I left you because I’m hot and skinny now”? Because I would listen to that. And happy birthday to Adele too! She turned 32 years old on Cinco de Mayo. We stan our Taurus Queens.


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  1. emmy says:

    Weight schmeight, I just really love her style.

  2. manda says:

    I can’t see the boots adele is wearing in the bottom pic, but I can tell that I want them

  3. Erinn says:

    She’s got a really nice figure. I think she was stunning when she was heavier, but if she’s happier and healthier, that’s fantastic too.

    I can’t tell if her face looks different from the weight loss, or if she’s doing her makeup different, or if she’s had work done, though. The photo where she’s not smiling she looks so different to me, but it genuinely could just be the weight loss.

    • Esmom says:

      She looks unrecognizable to me in that photo, too, sorta like Kristen Wiig. But she looks the same as always in the other photo.

      • Henry says:

        She looks like that plastic woman on one of the Housewives, Brierman. She looks fake now. Yeech.

  4. Spicecake38 says:

    I’ve never paid much attention to Adele, I like her and her music but I was never crazy about her like some were.Therefore I haven’t followed her so seeing these pics-WOW!I knew she lost some weight but to me she’s unrecognizable!She was beautiful before and is now!Happy Birthday Adele!

  5. SJR says:

    Adele can belt out a song! She looks good. She has accomplished so much already at 32, wow.
    I’d like to hear her sing more 60’s style rock..I think a cover of a few Joplin songs would be very cool!
    At the Grammy awards IIRC correctly she finished Rolling in the Deep, and the camera pans to Sir Paul McCartney giving her a standing ovation, huge smile on his face. That is some huge talent she has, I put her up their with Aretha, Whitney, Streisand, Neil Diamond, etc. Her song writing and voice are big, big!

  6. FHMom says:

    She’s always been beautiful . I hope she is happy, which is more important, and finds a new love.

  7. Lynn says:

    Is that Nicole Richie in the background?

    • Celebitchy says:

      Yes and the woman in the front is Aaron Paul’s wife, Lauren Parkesian. The other guy is Jedidiah Jenkins, Lauren tagged everyone on her stories.

      • Meg says:

        Wonder how they became friends. If this was 17 ish years ago id respond with an eye roll at her being friends with nicole Richie in her The simple life days but nicole doesnt seem like a fame whore living for attention with no goals other than fame i assigned to her because of her association with paris

      • Erinn says:

        Nicole actually seems like a legit decent human. I’ve seen her in a few things over the last few years, and she always seems really kind and put together. I think she’s really happy with life now. Or at least she seems to be.

    • Xo says:

      Nicole’s presence makes me hope this was a healthy change & not a result of an unhealthy mentality & negative influences.
      . . .

  8. Laalaa says:

    I am a bit irritated about her weight being talked so much about, whether they say she just started being healthy or this is a revenge weight loss. Too many assumptions about a person who was never about the looks, always about the voice!
    However.. I do wonder if her voice now will slightly change. When you sing, you sing with your body, you use it as a vessel. So when your body changes, it can affect the voice.
    But – she does not owe us any explanations about her weight. If she’s happy and healthy, great.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      “she does not owe us any explanations about her weight. If she’s happy and healthy, great.” Agreed.

    • Xo says:

      I know. It’s kind of like hearing a chorus yell out, “you looked AWFUL before!”

      Insensitive AF.

    • Yup, Me says:

      “a person who was never about the looks, always about the voice.”

      Don’t get it twisted. Adele has most definitely been about the looks – that’s why she’s worn a bunch of makeup and her nails are almost always DONE and her hair has been styled and laid and she’s worn gorgeous clothes. She just also happened to be fat while doing those things and fat is less marketable than thin. But she’s a beautiful woman and even a passing glance over her first several years shows that her beauty was being emphasized as much as her voice.

  9. Lisa says:

    Happy birthday to Adele. Wishing her happiness and us a great album.

  10. Martha says:

    I imagine hanging with celebs in California would exacerbate body image issues.

    • KT says:


    • lucy2 says:

      Definitely. Plus going through a divorce and a big move, it’s a lot to deal with. I hope she’s doing well and happy. She looks great, and has always been a gorgeous woman, but more importantly a hilarious and talented singer.

    • MissM says:

      It’s not necessarily about LA encouraging body issues, sometimes when you move theres a big difference in lifestyles. My friend moved to LA from the midwest and she dropped a ton of weight. She was never one for healthy eating but LA rubbed off on her in a positive way and she started cooking healthy foods and going for hikes on a regular basis because she realized that she enjoyed it. Shes never had body image issues but moving to a warmer climate where everyone is really into exercise and self care made her want to make a positive change. Another friend of mine moved to Hawaii and had a similar experience. I personally slimmed down quite a bit when I became roommates with a friend who is a dietitian and really into living a healthy lifestyle. She never once forced her lifestyle on me but I felt inspired to make the change in my life and I felt like I knew what I needed to do with her guidance.

  11. MellyMel says:

    She looks great, but she’s always been beautiful. I’m definitely ready for her next album…I love me some Adele. Oh and there’s a whole hilarious thing on Twitter on how much she and Sarah Paulson look alike now.

    • Slowsnow says:

      I believe deep inside that Adele and Sarah Paulson are the same person. Always have.

  12. NotHeidisGirl says:

    I hope that‘s just some dumb filter or photoshop but in that thumbnail pic she looks like Khloe K. No, Adele, that‘s NOT a compliment!

  13. Tess says:

    Weight back in her boobs=boob job. Not judging she looks amazing

  14. Kay says:

    She’s always had a beautiful face. Congrats on on her success


    My family friend uses her as an example of like “look how pretty all these fat women could be if they just exercised and had some self-discipline.” First of all, don’t judge people. Second of all, weight doesn’t determine beauty. Adele is stunning, plain and simple. I would love to have that face!

    • Kebbie says:

      I might get attacked for this, but I think she was prettier before. Like much, much prettier before. But she looks happy and confident so good for her.

    • Alyse says:

      Adding to that (and no shade to Adele, she looks great either way and it’s up to her to act and look as she pleases) but even if that was true… she has money and resources that most people don’t have to create a huge change in lifestyle/looks.

  16. TeamAwesome says:

    Go on, Adele. I am really interested in hearing what this has done to her voice. I can think of a few singers from the opera world where weight loss completely screwed up their voices because it was so fast. In Adele’s case, her technique and habits were never that healthy and I bet she’s having to readjust her breath support mechanism as well as her physical connection to singing.

    • MrsRoper says:

      I think there’s something to this… resonance or whatever. I remember enjoying Luther Vandross’ voice more when he was heavier. Any music people in the house to confirm or dispel this?

    • Lala4 says:

      Loved your comment, Teamawesome. I’m a singer & voice teacher and I’ve been wondering the same thing. Her voice is bound to change with this change to her body.

      In addition to being a great vocalist, Adele is also a great artist. I’m sure she’ll still express her artistry in brilliant and compelling ways and use any vocal changes in service to telling her truths.

      Im sure you all can’t tell: I’m a HUGE fan!! : )

  17. ME says:

    Is that an older pic of her with her friends? I really hope since she’s posting about first responders that she does the ONE thing they want, and that is to stay home and social distance !

  18. Kim says:

    Honest question here: Doesn’t ones voice change with so much weight loss? I imagine the resonance in the body being different – does anyone know?

  19. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She’s timeless in my eyes. I get ‘old soul’ vibes.

  20. HELEN says:

    she’s got that all year round sunshine glow :)))

  21. Miumiiiu says:

    She looks gorgeous both ways. And I love the blonde. And her personality, and her style . The big sleeves are super cute on her

  22. grabbyhands says:

    I always thought she was stunning before. The drastic change did give me pause, but ultimately as long as she is happy and healthy, then more power to her.

    She always seemed comfortable with herself and unapologetic about her life, so I hope this is all a result of personal choices and not some head trip living in Hollywood has done on her. I do not want any reality shows or daily IG posts of her with obvious plastic surgery that is chalked up to “exercise and vitamins” or some shiz like that. That would pretty much kill my lady boner for her.

  23. Lucy says:

    I didn’t know she was a fellow Taurus! Also, I can’t believe she’s 32 already. She’s always been stunning!

  24. Caty Page says:

    If Sarah Paulson and Christina Hendricks had a baby, it would be Adele in her 30s.

  25. Anilehcim says:

    I really appreciate the way you covered this story because sadly, if you google Adele right now, there are a TON of people fighting on social media about how she’s too thin, looked better before, looks unhealthy, and claiming that saying she looks great now means you’re saying she looked bad when she was heavier. Women never stop tearing each other apart and it sucks. It’s gross gate keeping. Adele has always come across as intelligent to me, so I don’t understand why so many women feel like she needs them to be her savior on the internet by “worrying” about her health, which is really just thinly veiled body shaming.

  26. Erin says:

    Does no one notice the plastic surgery and fillers as well as the weight loss? I saw some pretty stark comparisons on celebface.

  27. Miss V says:

    I will always love her. That’s all I got!

  28. Liz says:

    I think she looks like a lot like. Amanda Peete.

  29. Amelie says:

    Someone else mentioned it above but every time her weight loss gets brought up I wonder what that will do to her voice. We haven’t heard her sing since 2016 and it is well documented that when singers (especially opera singers) lose a lot of weight it can change the sound to their vocal chords and make it more difficult to perform. I’m wondering what her next album will sound like.

    • MissM says:

      She was quite a bit thinner when she recorded 25 than she was when she recorded 19. If anything her voice sounded a stronger and more mature but that’s natural with aging. I doubt her voice will have changed that much.

  30. Case says:

    She’s really beautiful, always has been. It can SO hard for those Of us who aren’t naturally thin to get fit, so I admire her. It takes a lot of dedication. I hope she’s well inside and out!

  31. shanaynay says:

    She looks like a totally different person.

  32. Laura-j says:

    She’s looking healthy and happy. Adele brings me so much joy that I wish nothing but the best for her (see what I did there?)

    She did look super skinny in the Christmas picture… but looks like she’s looking normal, thinner but normal…

    And if Adele is happy, I’m happy for her.

    I love Adele at any size.

  33. horseandhound says:

    I have always loved adele. her personality is so strong that I don’t care whether she’s slimmer or heavier. when she was really overweight, she didn’t look as great, but then she lost a bit of weight and looked amaaaaaazing. I thought she looked incredible. and now with all the additional weight loss… in my opinion, she was already so beautiful, but the new diet and exercise she must be doing might have made her really fit and strong.
    happy birthday, adele. can’t wait for the new music. and interviews. that woman is so funny.

  34. Reece says:

    She looks great! As long as she is happy and healthy I’m here for it.

    Also if got weight back onto her boobs Kaiser then she probably got a boob job. Depending on how much skin she had before and after may be she just went in and did the whole thing. No shade either! I’ve lost some weight too and am already planning on getting my arms cinched up.

  35. Meg says:

    If someone loses 100lbs wouldn’t skin hang or sag? Her arms are covered under the sleeves so we cant see but id think there would be sagging skin but her legs look great. Maybe im wrong but 100 lbs is a lot, she looks very very different. Her face in this shot especially, maybe its the long hair but her face is very thin

    • CherryL says:

      It depends. She lost the weight very very slowly over the last few years and she might have very good skin elasticity. She might have gotten some nip tuck. Maybe that’s why her arms are always covered. The scars are very big and healing period is usually horrendous.

  36. Ginganinja says:

    I want her to date Henry Cavill… they have the same birthday and it would be SO hot…

  37. CherryL says:

    She efinitely got some shape back and a little bit of fullness in her face. That suits her much better. She looked a little drained in those summer holiday pics.