A comprehensive look at where Adele has been as she celebrates 32nd birthday
Adele made a rare appearance on her social media this week to celebrate her 32nd birthday and, honestly, it’s sent the internet into meltdown.
The Someone Like You singer, who, for lack of a better cliché, is seemingly living her best life right now, shared an Instagram post late on Tuesday night (5 May) to thank fans for their birthday wishes as she took another spin around the sun
With another flourish she evidently disappeared into the abyss, to return again…sometime.
But it left us all wondering where the flippin’ heck Adele has been recently, with the promise of new tunes lingering in the air.
With new songs from Adele about as certain as the thought of being able to enjoy a beer garden in London in the coming months (read: not very), we thought we’d put on our sleuth suit and detective fedora to trace the movements of Adele as of late.
Because what else are you going to be reading today but stories about Adele, eh?
May 2019: Adele turns 31 and swears like a trooper
Not long after her split from husband Simon Konicki, Adele turned 31 and wanted to mark the occasion with quite the prophetic message.
Sharing some gorgeous black and white snaps of herself having a blast as she celebrated the big day, even stopping to twerk in a mirrored room, she wrote: ‘This is 31…thank f***ing god.
’30 tried me so hard but I’m owning it and trying my hardest to lean in to it all. No matter how long we’re here for life is constant and complicated at times.
‘I’ve changed drastically in the last couple years and I’m still changing and that’s okay. 31 is going to be a big ol’ year and I’m going to spend it all on myself.
‘For the first time in a decade I’m ready to feel the world around me and look up for once. Be kind to yourself people we’re only human, go slow, put your phone down and laugh out loud at every opportunity.
‘Learning to REALLY truly love yourself is it, and I’ve only just realized that that is more than enough. I’ll learn to love you lot eventually 😂
‘Bunch of f****ing savages, 30 will be a drum n bass record to spite you. Chin up eh ❤️.’
June 2019: Adele makes her 90s dreams come true as she parties with The Spice Girls
A Spice Girls fan from way back, Adele headed to the group’s reunion concert at Wembley.
The Rolling In The Deep singer was in her element as she went wild in the stands, filmed by her mates letting lose to the four-piece’s set as they performed hits including Say You’ll Be There and Never Give Up On The Good Times.
That wasn’t all, though, as she was also captured backstage with the fab four and shared a selfie with Ginger herself, Geri Horner.
July 2019: Adele is spotted at a Celine Dion gig
Heading along to see another queen in action, Adele took in Celine Dion’s British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park.
Chilling with Alan Carr’s husband Paul Drayton, who was pictured leading Adele through the crowd before they settled in for a night of Celine’s tunes, Alan joked about the impending gossip about who was holding hands with Adele, tweeting: ‘Adele’s new man is well fit.’
August 2019: Adele is having a way better summer than you
Just rubbing in the fact that Adele has more money than we will ever see (more than likely, anyway – let’s not rule anything out just yet) the superstar shared a glimpse into how she was spending her summer.
Taking to the ‘gram, Adele shared a series of shots including everything from one where she’s relaxing onboard a boat, to another where she’s admiring the wonders of nature and the erosion lines of a canyon.
In another, she’s letting the wild winds of nature do their thing in the collection captioned ‘Summer 2019’.
October 2019: Adele is dating Skepta?
Hey, everyone love story so perhaps it was no surprise the internet was all kinds of ‘hey, what’s going on here’ when Adele was reported to have been dating Skepta.
According to The Sun, Adele is already stepping things up a notch when it comes to her romance with Skepta and has ‘introduced’ him to her friends, including her best pal Laura as well as mate James Corden.
News of Adele and Skepta dating first surfaced at the beginning of October, with it being claimed the pair, who both hail from Tottenham, share a ‘special connection’.
However, it was all from ‘insiders’ and neither actually confirmed, nor denied, the romance. So, hey, we’ll take that one with a grain of salt for now.
Mid-October 2019: Nicki Minaj teases collaboration
Right as we start to get really, really antsy for some Adele tunes, Nicki Minaj goes and drops the mother of all hints that she might be working with Adele – who so brilliantly rapped Nicki’s verse in Monster.
Nicki confirmed the collaboration to ET, saying: ‘Yes and yes, yes and yes, wooo hoo!
‘But Adele made me swear to secrecy that I’m not allowed to tell anyone that I’m working with her and we already shot a video. And it’s an epic song!’
Maybe one day we’ll get to hear it.
Late-October 2019: Adele parties at Drake’s birthday
Drake was joined by the likes of Chris Brown, Adele and Future as the rapper celebrated his birthday at Goya Studios in Hollywood. P Diddy, Kim Kardashian’s pal Larsa Pippen. Snoop Dogg and French Montana were all also in attendance with French revealing a blindingly dazzling piece of jewellery he got for Drake, said to be worth $175,000 (£135,000).
The event saw many of the guests pull out their black-tie best with Adele wearing a stunning velvet black gown with off-the-shoulder neckline and her classic beehive hairstyle – as she later posted an iconic shot to the ‘gram.
Pouting to the camera, she wrote: ‘I used to cry but now I sweat.’
Halloween 2019: Adele aces the holiday as Captain Hook
The singer had graced her social media with a few shots in October, one of the best coming from her Halloween celebrations, where she dressed as a funky pirate.
Giving the pirate a bit of a wardrobe makeover, she rocked a skintight red and black leopard print PVC suit, complete with a wide-brimmed hat and hook.
December 2019: Adele’s Christmas look is bangin’
Adele typically loves fancy dress but she opted for an ultra-glamorous look at her Christmas party last year as she shared photos from her private festive bash, which appeared to be London-themed.
It wasn’t known where the party was held but Adele was seen posing against a fake backdrop featuring Big Ben. With her hair swept to one side with big loose curls, Adele oozed old Hollywood glamour in a satin black dress with a small split at the front.
December/January 2020: Adele and Harry Styles go on holiday, James Corden was there as well
Adele, Harry and James holidayed in the idyllic Anguilla and Virgin Islands over the New Year holiday, where they all had a slap up time.
The singer was seen racing into the sea clutching a drink at one stage, really giving us all kinds of holiday vibes to cherish.
Feeling quite generous, apparently they also left an impressive £1500 tip for their server following a meal.
Rolling in the deep my name, rolling in the deep by nature.
January 2020: Ayda Field’s trainer claims she’s been working with Adele
Claiming Adele ‘doesn’t like exercise’ which is something we can all relate to, amiright, Ayda Field’s trainer claimed she’d been working with Adele at Robbie Williams and Ayda’s house.
That came after, in June last year, chatters began the star had been working out with Ayda, amid claims the training regime gave her a ‘new lease on life’.
Early February 2020: Adele hangs out with Jay-Z and Beyonce at their Oscars party
Adele attended Jay Z and Beyonce’s Chateau Marmont party following this year’s Oscars, and while only one photo made t out of the event we were all floored by this blessing.
Taking to Instagram, Polish journalist Kinga Rusin shared a snap of her alongside the Someone Like You singer at the party,
Claiming they apparently spoke about shoes.
February 2020: Adele officiates a pals wedding and belts out karaoke
Adele took advantage of the PA system at The Mason’s Arms in Battersea earlier this year (a pub that is now surely going to be enjoying a nice surge in patrons) when she grabbed the mic and shared some bangers.
The bash saw the British star dance to her own Rolling In The Deep and belt out a cover of Candi Staton’s Young Hearts Run Free to guests gathered for former Maccabees star Hugo White and his author wife Laura Dockrill’s wedding, which was, of course, captured on social media all for posterity.
March 2020: Ryan Tedder has been working with Adele on these new tunes
Wherever these new tunes may be, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder shared an insight into them, after working with Adele.
Ryan, who co-wrote and produced Adele’s hits Rumour Has It and Remedy, has hinted that he will be involved in her new album.
He told The Sun: ‘[I’m going to] stay completely mum on new Adele. I’ll just say that she sounds better than ever.’
April 2020: Adele throws doubt we won’t be getting new music this year
While we got into all sorts of a tizz earlier in the year (more on that below) after Adele said we’d be getting new tunes in September, that was thrown into doubt when she threw a cryptic comment onto social media.
The Someone Like You singer slid into the comments section of the controversial Instagram live battle between producers Babyface and Teddy Riley.
She entertained eagle-eyed fans who spotted her comments with funny remarks about the blunders, but one remark in particular has sparked cause for concern.
‘Come on, it’s 2020 – we ain’t meant to get what we want!’ Adele wrote in reference to the anticipated battle between the legendary R&B producers being a huge let-down.
And, judging by events so far this year – notably the coronavirus pandemic – Adele certainly has a point, but some fans have interpreted the comment to mean something else entirely.
We still have a while to go until September comes and goes, so let’s remain positive, eh?
May 2020: So, today, we know she’s celebrating her birthday
Of course we’ve all lost our proverbial with the appearance of Adele on her socials today.
‘Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time,’ Adele wrote.
The mother-of-one then paid tribute to the frontline workers fighting against coronavirus and added: ‘I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels ♥️ 2020 okay bye thanks x.’
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