Adele says in the interview that she's "too scared" to have more children because she "had really bad postpartum depression" after giving birth to her now four-year-old son, Angelo.
Adele said that while she was "very reluctant" at first to talk to others about her depression, she eventually found herself gravitating towards other women who had children.
"My friends who didn't have kids would get annoyed with me," she told Vanity Fair, "whereas I knew I could just sit there and chat absolute mush with my friends who had children, and we wouldn’t judge each other."
Adele also says that her experience with postpartum was much different than her preconceived notions of the condition. She explains:
My knowledge of postpartum—or post-natal, as we call it in England—is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job. But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life . . . . It can come in many different forms
At one point, Adele realized the importance of taking care of herself. "Eventually I just said, I’m going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the fuck I want without my baby," she says. "A friend of mine said, ‘Really? Don’t you feel bad?’ I said, I do, but not as bad as I’d feel if I didn’t do it."
Adele explains that at this time, four of her friends were feeling the same way she was, but "everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it; they thought everyone would think they were a bad mom, and it's not the case."
Adele says that while she occasionally still feels guilty for not being able to spend as much time with her son while she's, you know, being a world-famous musical artist and touring the globe, "I don’t mind, because of the love I feel for him . . . . I don’t care if I don’t ever get to do anything for myself again."
There's no question: Adele is a freakin' rock star.