British singer Adele has opened up about her secret struggle with postnatal depression (PND), admitting it frightened her.
Admitting It Is The Hardest Part
In an interview with Vanity Fair, she speaks about the struggles she faced after the birth of her son, Angelo, now four.
“I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant… My boyfriend said I should talk to other women who were pregnant, and I said, ‘F**k that, I ain’t hanging around with a f**kin’ bunch of mothers,” the 28-year-old Grammy award winner tells the magazine.
“Then, without realising it, I was gravitating towards pregnant women and other women with children, because I found they’re a bit more patient. You’ll be talking to someone, but you’re not really listening, because you’re so f**kin’ tired.”
”One Day I Just Said – I F**king HATE This”
The British songstress made sure she gave herself one afternoon a week to do something alone, without her son, even though a friend questioned her need for “me time”.
Other friends praised her honesty and agreed they did the same, but were too embarrassed to admit it for fear they’d be labelled a ‘bad mum’ for needing time to themselves. “It makes you a better mum if you give yourself a better time,” Adele says.
Cute Couple Alert
Adele and boyfriend Simon Konecki recently celebrated their anniversary, where he showered her in love note confetti on stage in Lisbon.
At another concert, she hinted at the crowd that another baby may be on the cards after her tour.
“I’m starting to get very emotional about it because I feel like once they turn four, they’re not really your actual baby anymore,” she told fans.
“So my womb is starting to ache a little bit. It’s like, ‘Baby, baby, baby. Need a baby, need a baby’. I’m not pregnant. I won’t get pregnant until the end of the tour.”
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for that one and let you know!