Entertainment Music Adele Shares Photos with Pals Including Nicole Richie from Album Celebration: 'Cocktails & Crying' The singer shared the photos on Instagram just days ahead of the release of her fourth album, 30, on Friday By Natasha Dado Published on November 17, 2021 01:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Adele with friends Nicole Richie and Lauren Paul. Photo: Raven B. Varona Adele just offered fans a glimpse at all the fun she's had celebrating her upcoming album. Celebrity pals including Nicole Richie joined Adele, 33, for fun and cocktails to honor 30, she revealed in an Instagram post, Monday. Adele showed off her figure in a gold, show-stopping Oscar De La Renta dress while standing in front of the album cover in some of the posted photos. Adele. Raven B. Varona Other images included a beautiful table setting with a candle bearing the title of her single "Easy on Me" and Monday's date. A cocktail menu revealed beverages served had names that gave nods to the singer and her work, including the "I Drink Wine" Spritzer, borrowing the title of one of 30's tracks. Another beverage was called Aperologetically Adele Spritz. The cocktails. Raven B. Varona In the photo with Richie, Adele goofily sipped from a drink while another friend held a pillow bearing the number 30. "Cocktails and Crying all round," the singer wrote in the caption of the Instagram post. The photos were shared just days ahead of Adele's fourth album's release Friday, Nov. 19. Adele and Richie, 40, have maintained a good friendship over the years and are neighbors, which she opened up about in a recent interview. Adele Releases Emotional, Piano-Backed Single 'Easy on Me' From Highly Anticipated Album 3 "They humanized me because I had avoided talking to anyone that was ever famous in any capacity, because I was like, 'Well, I'm not famous.' I'm very British like that," Adele said to Rolling Stone about her friendship with Richie and actress Jennifer Lawrence. "We never spoke about work, which was amazing, because most of the time when I catch up with someone, they want to know all about my work, and I'm like, I don't want to talk about that. Can we talk about something else? I'm knackered." In October, Adele made an appearance on BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James and talked about the time and energy she put into creating 30. Adele Jokes That She 'Ain't Panicking' That Ed Sheeran's Album Release Is Near Hers: 'He Can Panic!' "I think I got a bit frightened of it for a while and it really, really took care of me big time. Not just making this record, my own record, but diving back into old records of other people's that I loved, discovering new artists on Soundcloud or whatever," she said. "It brought so much joy to my life being able to listen to music and wail at the top of my lungs along to me own bloody songs as I was writing them." Adele also admitted the album was "bloody hard work to make." "But yeah, it was bloody hard work to make. I was singing things I didn't even realize I was feeling or thinking," Adele added. "But I'm really, really proud of it and I feel like I can't unlock a door for my own mental health and take the key with me. I've got to leave it in the door for everyone else and I'm in a strong place now where I feel like I can put that vulnerability out."