Adele's honest words about being a mum: 'It's f**king hard'

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In her first interview for three years, Adele has opened up about how becoming a mum has changed the way she deals with her music, her past and her priorities for the future.

Angelo was born in 2012, days before the premiere of Skyfall - for which she wrote her Oscar-winning song - and is her first child with partner Simon Konecki.

The 27-year-old explained to iD magazine: ‘I gave birth a few nights before the Skyfall premiere. He was about to drop out my fanny at, like, any moment.'

Since giving birth, the South Londoner and husband Simon, a charity CEO, who have been together since 2011, are notoriously private. She said: ‘Me being photographed in Waitrose is being famous for no reason and that is something that I am not up for.’

And it's reassuring to hear that even for such an accomplished star, the transition to motherhood hasn’t always been easy: ‘It's f**king hard, I thought it would be easy. Everyone does it, how hard can it be?

'I had no idea. It is hard but it’s phenomenal. It’s the greatest thing I ever did.’

At home the James Bond songstress says she doesn’t sing, apart from the occasional nursery rhyme - a favourite being Row Row Row Your Boat - and even then, her son ‘moans’.

‘There's nothing more grounding than a kid kicking off and refusing to do what you're asking of them.’

When filming the video for her latest release, Hello, in Canada, Adele had to leave Angelo at home: 'It was the most exhausting thing ever, being without my baby.’

The new album isn’t just about becoming a mum, but also about the changes that everyone goes through in their twenties: ‘The record is about getting older and becoming nostalgic… It’s about what was, what is, what might have been.  '[It's] about trying to clear out the past… I don’t have the capacity to worry about as many things… Now that I’m a mum I only have so much head space.’

Reflecting on her own upbringing as child to a single mum she reveals: ‘I had a great childhood. I was very loved, which I realise now is so important. The way I was brought up, the morals are the same, but the environment is very different to how I’m raising my child.’

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Unfortunately though, it sounds like we won’t be saying Hello to any more mini-Adeles in the near future as she said she ‘doesn’t know’ about having more children.

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