"He is my emotional place. I did write songs about that, but it was boring for everyone else," she says of her son

By peoplestaff225
Updated December 03, 2020 04:42 AM
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Mom guilt is real, and Adele will be the first to tell you so.

“I couldn’t get over my guilt of leaving my kid to go and write a record,” the singer, 27, told Matt Lauer Monday morning on the Today show.

In 2012, the British star and her partner Simon Konecki, 41, welcomed son Angelo. Upon his birth, Adele took a break from her public life to focus on family.

And while the singer says Angelo has made her a more emotional person “in every single way possible,” she struggled to write the follow-up to her 2011 smash album 21.

“He is my emotional place. I did write songs about that, but it was boring for everyone else. Everyone’s own child is the light of their lives but not the light of the lives of anyone else,” Adele told Lauer.

Even so, she kept at it, and eventually she created 25.

“I found it impossible for a while, and I didn’t know what I wanted to write about. To be honest, I wasn’t sad. I was overthinking everything, and when I chilled out, it came,” she said.

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And with 25′s record-breaking release in November, she’s on top of the world again, in both her family life and career. Up next for the singer: a one-hour concert special,Adele Live in New York City, which airs Monday, Dec. 14, at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

“I’ve never been happier, and I’ve never been healthier,” she said. “So I’m good.”

— Jeff Nelson