This afternoon, Adele finally revealed why she hasn't been doing much in the way of music or promo or anything but long, celebratory TV interviews--she had events in her personal life to attend to. Specifically, the event of her being pregnant:
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
Obviously, we wish nothing but the best for these two. We also have a few observations:
1. Adele is pregnant. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have divorced. There's still that health care ruling from yesterday to parse. And it's even Friday afternoon. If anyone's got any bad news to announce....
2. Speaking of timing, Adele missed a MAJOR opportunity here. The VMAs are just two months away! And she's not really being photographed much or promoting the "Rumour Has It" video (or making the "Rumour Has It" video, though I guess this is why), and she's a known Beyonce fan. Actually, what if she delayed her big comeback from the Grammys to the VMAs, and then announced she was pregnant? She'd never leave No. 1 again.
3. You know that article that was going around about whether women can, could ever or can still have it all, i.e. a job and kids? Well, now it fits "Rolling in the Deep" better than ever.
We'll update the post as more details come in.