After taking time off
from her music to be with her son, Angelo, and step away from the
spotlight for a while, she's realized who she is, what she loves about herself
and what she defines as her "purpose" in life.
The 27-year-old covers
the March 2016 cover of Vogue magazine, opening up about how she took just the
"right amount of time" off for people to miss her and for her to grow
"I like myself more than ever," she
explains. "I feel so comfortable in my own skin. I really like how I look,
I like who I am, I like everyone that I surround myself with."
Of course, in a very
Adele, self-deprecating way, she jokes about her "bum chin" and her
"sausage fingers," but she says she never lets any of her
insecurities hold her back any more—a newfound confidence for which she credits her
"Angelo makes me
very proud of myself," she admits. "When I became a parent, I felt
like I was truly living. I had a purpose, where before I didn't."
In fact, her son comes
before anything else, despite her amount of worldwide fame.
"We need to have
some privacy," she says, explaining her fear of raising a child in the
spotlight. "I think it's really hard being a famous person's child. What
if he wants to smoke weed or drink underage, or what if he's gay and doesn't
want to tell me, and then he's photographed and that's how I find out?"
Thus, she's made sure to set her priorities
straight: "My main thing is Mum, then it's me, then it's work."
However, she's also
made sure to put some work
into her health in
order to be the best mother and performer she can be, including quitting
smoking, staying away from certain foods and limiting her alcohol intake.
"I was trying to
get some stamina for my tour," she says, "so I lost a bit of weight.
Now I fit into normal, off-the-shelf clothes—which is a really big problem for
me!" she laughs, adding how she's now obsessed with shopping.
And speaking of clothing, we can't wait to see
what Adele wears during upcomingappearance at the Grammy Awards on Monday. She is set to perform alongside a slew of major
musicians—including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber—but with the
release of 25, she's the first name on our "Can't Wait to Watch"
The Grammy Awards will
air Monday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. PST.