Adele keeps mum on pregnancy – and we love it
July 11th, 2012
12:35 PM ET

Adele keeps mum on pregnancy – and we love it

In the reports surfacing this week that Adele might be further along in her pregnancy than previously presumed is another example of how the British chanteuse has turned into the anti-celebrity.

In this day and age of paparazzi shots featuring massively pregnant stars teetering in heels, it’s refreshing to do a Google search for a pregnant Adele and come up with virtually nothing.

But the singer isn't one to regularly soak in the limelight anyway.

When she first burst onto the scene in 2008 with her successful album “19,” she seemed like such a regular person, both humbled and stunned by her success. “I thought it would just be my friends and family buying it so I wasn’t expecting it to sell thousands of copies at all,” she told British magazine 247.

And unlike other celebs who have played the ingenue, we actually believed that Adele meant it. With her zaftig figure and goofy laugh, Adele just felt more like the rest of the world than she did a star.

Now with her pregnancy, Adele is keeping an even lower profile. The announcement was simple, with just three lines on her website:

"Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx."

And while other stars have jumped at the chance to show off their pregnancy on the covers of magazines, Adele's been MIA, and it's not because the public isn't eager to know more.

On Wednesday, her rep continued to shoo away the spotlight by declining to confirm rumors that the singer is due to give birth in September. Not that we mind - in fact, we find that pretty cool.

soundoff (90 Responses)
  1. Monica

    If stars like Adele are 'morbidly obese', what does that make stars like Queen Latifa?

    July 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 3ginger3

    What's wrong with all of you people? Your comments are ignorant! What about people like Angelina and Brad having 3 babies out of wedlock? That's ok. Of course, we don't live in the dark ages today. Adele is a great person. If you don't like what CNN is posting, you don't have to read it!!!!!!

    July 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Discretion

    i agree guys use a little discretion about this woman she is having a baby.

    July 14, 2012 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. job vs. money

    this advice come from usually the ones with their big ass at the web all day.

    July 14, 2012 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |


    July 13, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marguerite

    My goodness...just wish this woman to have a healthy child and best of that so difficult folks!

    July 13, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. marcia brady


    July 13, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. people

    the woman is pregnant....stop it!

    July 13, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. xo


    July 13, 2012 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. nokoolaidcowboy

    Another celeb whose baby will be treated like the second coming of Jesus! First she can't wait for it to get out there that she is pregnant, then it's that she needs her privacy. All for the sake of getting a better offer on the baby pics. Sell out.

    July 13, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. therealist

    Wait! I thought she has been pregnant all along!?

    July 13, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  12. f1are

    For goodness sake why the mean comments people? So what is she is pregnant? Many Americans, British, anyone can have pregnancies in any country! Why torment her? Because some don't like her? Who cares? No one would comment such harsh to you and/or spouse! Just leave her be as she wants and if you are going to post somewhere, do it on a private blog cause anyone, even her could see your harsh words.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. El Diablo

    Judging by her weight, I'd say she's due soon.

    July 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Theresa

    It blows my mind to see how cruel so many of you are.

    July 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. molly

    Wonder if the sow is going to have a kafir baby?

    July 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sokman

    Kweb, thanks to you I will smoke guilt-free the entire day. If I stand near a fat person while doing so, I may actually feel better about myself for it.

    July 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Paul

    It's just a very disturbing thought to me that someone was "rollin' in her deep" ....gross

    July 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Love Rhino

    Id drop off a test round in there if she sings to me

    July 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  19. John

    Not being an Adele fan. Simon? Simon LeBon?

    July 12, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  20. Tina

    I could be wrong, but I have a theory. Adele has to know that people will be watching her as her pregnancy progresses. Knowing that she'll be under such great scrutiny and being on the heavier side, she might want to keep under wraps how far along she is so that people don't say "Wow, she's big for being that many months'. Or what have you. Just comments on her size in general. I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see Adele until the baby was 6mths old.

    July 12, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  21. idunno

    Who cares about Adele. Are there no other stories to put on the CNN homepage? Please go back to Twitter or Facebook if you care about fake news and celebrity gossip

    July 12, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  22. the one and only

    wow, "out-of-wedlock"... is it only the retarded US bible belt commenting on here?

    July 12, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  23. Tracy

    I wouldnt be surprised if she is having twins and is past her original due date. She can hide alot I bet

    July 12, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  24. sarehk

    Chunky women like her always like to have an even FATTER man by their side to make them feel smaller.

    July 12, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Hm

      Wow, do you know how stupid that just made you sound? Really, so woman that aren't sticks like even heavier men? That just sounds plain ignorant.

      July 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Parekh

      Its true.

      How many big women go around with a man fitter than them?


      July 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |

      I need that soft cushion at night.

      July 13, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  25. shnake

    Adele is nothing but a hypocrite. At first she said she loved her size, and wasn't going to change, becoming an icon for fat women everywhere.... THEN she secrety starts a HIGHLY INTENSIVE running program and STRICT vegetarian diet behind her fan's backs.. HYPOCRITE!

    July 12, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Marcia

      Weight issues and physical conditioning are not the same, and many people adopt vegetarianism to combat cholesterol issues as well as food allergies. This is not hypocracy, it's sensible health management. Why are you so judgmental?

      July 12, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Buris

      Yes, how dare she go and get healthy and not help you feel better about yourself.

      July 12, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • what?

      Adele looks great. Still kinda bbw, but not full on bbw. Being incredibly overweight is never a good thing, just like being incredibly underweight. It swings both ways. Breaking Bad this Sunday!!!

      July 12, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • sally eleanor

      She turned her back on her fat fans as soon as she became a megastar.

      July 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillyRay

      The closer to the bone the sweeter the meat.

      July 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Today

    That's her problem...not sure why is this front page news

    July 12, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  27. sharnk

    Where the baby dad at? I guess he didn't wanna marry her!

    July 12, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • beadlesaz

      Maybe she doesn't want to marry him.

      July 12, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • sean

      Well, at least she didn't get an abortion like most people in Hollywood would have I think it's cool she's doing the responsible thing.

      July 12, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • RamPaige

      They are still together. They are not married yet.

      July 12, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • alko

      Where did she say she was pregnant? Maybe they are adopting.

      July 12, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  28. David & Myrna Band/Siesta key

    We love her to death.

    July 12, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  29. Dustin

    Oof, someone was drunk that night.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  30. beeandpanda

    Okay, so it's great that Adele doesn't reveal every detail of her pregnancy, but they'll cover the stalking Drew Barrymore for leaving the house and publish obvious non-op photos of her because she hasn't stated outright that she is expecting even though her body changes make it obvious?

    July 12, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  31. john

    Why do we even give a damn, and why does CNN keep posting this crap.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  32. PJ

    Tribble! BORN preggers....

    July 12, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  33. Nadbash

    I don't really give a rat's ass about adele.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  34. Kweb

    She isn't pregnant. She is just a fat pig like Kelly Clarkson.

    July 12, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • brown

      I'd like to wash your mouth with a bar of soap skippy!

      July 12, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Monica

      The only pig I see is you. You're obviously someone who thunks that they're either better than everyone else, or so miserable you can only put others down to feel better about yourself.

      July 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Illuminaries

    You people are incredibly shallow..."morbidly obese" "horrible lifestyle" .....who died and made you judge and jury? Get a fing life!

    July 12, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Kweb

      You must be a fat chick then. Fat is ugly and unhealthy and cost our health care system more than smoking does.

      July 12, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Art

      There are 3 factors contributing to the abundance of derogatory comments: jealousy, brainlessness and the need to get a life.

      July 12, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Tracy

      You obviously like her would you stand up for someone you didnt like or didnt care much about or know much about in this same way .

      July 12, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      Actually, 'morbidly obese' is a medical term, I believe, not just a lamen's opinion.

      July 12, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  36. Heather

    Let's assume for just a moment that the child, maybe, was an oops. Condoms break, pills aren't always effective, etc. For all of you judging this "out of wedlock" child, would you prefer she have it aborted or brought into this world by a woman with the resources to give it a better life than most of us will be able to provide for our children?

    July 12, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  37. me

    They are probably more worried about the backlash on the health of a child born to a proudly morbidly obese woman with an incredibly unhealthy life style. Then again she can probably just throw money at it after the fact.

    July 12, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Abby

      Are you retarded? She is not morbidly obese, she is actually HEALTHY...unlike the anorexic size 00 actresses and models everyone is used to looking at.

      July 12, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Illuminaries

      To "me"....... Who the f do you think you are anyway? Get a life ...........

      July 12, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  38. soonkhengkheng


    July 12, 2012 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  39. puffie

    whats the big deal! as long as the dad of the baby is there for her and the baby! love is love and you can sure have that!

    July 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  40. bizness

    Who cares if it was out of weddlock?? People do it all the time in the real world...

    July 11, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Rich

    Committed enough to have a baby,
    Not committed enough to get married

    July 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • fiveliters

      Yeah,cause we -all- know that getting married just works and is the solution for everyone having a child,right?
      (rolls eyes) And if she decided to get rid of it cause she 'wasn't married',she be "murdering a helpless child" in your eyes,I'm sure.

      People like you are never,ever satisfied.

      July 12, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  42. the_dude

    Man is she going to get so fat from this.

    July 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  43. kookoobear

    Least she is keeping the baby. Most HO's would abort it.

    July 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  44. The Pope

    She should tell her mum. Or mebbe she's shy!

    July 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Nephthys

    "Out-of-wedlock". TOO funny!! I'm betting Adele doesn't choose a bizarre name for her child. I wish her, her baby and her SO all the best.

    July 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Chooka

    Indeed, she is perhaps classy relative to others in the business but a child out of wedlock is still pretty low-rent.

    July 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  47. fishwon

    Why can't you leave her alone!

    July 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Rob

    Who gives a flying f***

    July 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Craig S

      Seriously, who cares. Her music is not even relevant except for a small demographic of hopelessly romantic, lonely women that she's been able to tap into and exploit by giving them hope. Her lyrics are trite and she just climbed on the backs of others with the same tired sound

      July 11, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  49. petena

    Adele is doing the right thing by keeping it private. its one thing to be a star and another to drag your kids into the cleb business.

    July 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • MARCIA

      privacy is most important because it snowballs and turns into this slugfest of opinions...

      July 13, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  50. Kimmie

    Real Deal!!! so unlike the reality ho's!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    July 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Cecil F.

    This girl has more class than a lot of these Jessica Simpson type here in the U.S.A.and she's a lot younger.

    July 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Observer

    Nice to see that someone still has a sense of discretion these days...

    July 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |

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