“So many people I don’t know know that I didn’t make that work… It f*cking devastated me” she said. “I was embarrassed. No one made me feel embarrassed, but you feel like you didn’t do a good job.”
Now, the 33-year-old is a completely different person who is "not frightened of loneliness anymore". As for how her latest album helped to heal her emotionally, she explained, "It really did set little me free".
Previously, Adele has revealed that 30 was also created in the hope of delivering a message for her son Angelo, who was forced to deal with her divorce, too.
“I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he’s in his twenties or thirties, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness,” she told British Vogue back in October. “It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal.”
However, despite all she dealt with throughout her separation, Adele has found love once more, this time with American sports agent Rich Paul.
While she shared the first photo of the pair back in September, romance rumours had been around two months prior after they were spotted attending an NBA Basketball game together. And while she first found dating difficult due to her fame, it all worked out when she met Paul, thanks to a sneaky set-up by her friends.
“You can’t set me up on a f--king blind date!” she apparently told her friends, as per Rolling Stone. “I’m like, ‘How’s that going to work?’ There’ll be paparazzi outside and someone will call Deuxmoi, or whatever it’s f**king called! It ain’t happening.”
However, her newfound relationship may have been due to her famous friendship group in Los Angeles, including Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lawrence. “They humanised me,” she told the publication.
Admitting that she “avoided talking to anyone that was ever famous in any capacity,” the musician revealed that she honestly believed that she wasn't famous enough to have famous friends. “I’m very British like that,” she said.
Adele's fourth studio album 30 is set to be released on November 19. In the meantime, you can flick through the entire tracklist here.