Adele’s former personal trainer speaks about star’s dramatic weight loss – Manchester Evening News
Adele lefts fans stunned earlier this week when she broke her social media silence on her birthday.
The singer shared a post on Instagram to mark her 32nd birthday, revealing her slimmer frame.
Adele looked as glamorous as ever, dressed in a little black dress with heels, smiling for the camera while standing outside a house alongside a giant floral wreath.
She captioned the post to her 36m followers: “Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time.
“I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels.”
The British hitmaker has reportedly lost around seven stone and first revealed her weight loss at Drake’s star-studded birthday party in Los Angeles in October last year.
It comes after multi Grammy and Brit award-winning superstar announced in April last year that she and husband Simon Konecki – who share seven-year-old son Angelo – had split and she filed for divorce in September, citing “irreconcilable differences”.
Now, her former personal trainer has spoken out in defence of the star, saying it was ‘never about being skinny’.
Taking to Instagram, PT Pete Geracimo wrote: “As Adele’s former London-based personal trainer, it’s disheartening to read negative commentary and fat-phobic accusations questioning the genuineness of her amazing weight loss.
“In my personal experience of working with her through many highs and lows, she always marched to the beat of her own drum on her own terms. She never undermined her God-given talent in any way. She let her incredible voice do the talking, or should I say singing! She never once pretended to be something that she wasn’t. What you saw was what you got. And we all LOVED it!”
Pete went on: “When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy.
“When 25 dropped and the tour announced, we had to get ready for a 13-month gruelling schedule. In that time, she warmed to training and made better food choices. As a result, she lost considerable weight and people took notice. Her body transformation was splashed across every media outlet. The attention it generated was mind-blowing.
“Since she moved to LA, it’s been well documented that she underwent some tough personal changes. It’s only natural that with change comes a new sense of self and wanting to be your best possible version. She embraced better eating habits and committed to her fitness and ‘is sweating’! I could not be prouder or happier for her! This metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for Angelo.”
He then took aim at the criticism with his own words in support of the mum-of-one: “My hope is that people appreciate the hard work that Adele has done to improve herself for the benefit to her and her family only. She did not lose the weight to make others feel bad about themselves.
“This personal transformation has nothing to do with me or you. It’s about Adele and how she wants to live her life. She has not changed from the Adele we grew up with and have loved. There is just a little less of her to go around.”
Adele was predicted to be releasing an album this year after she performed at the wedding party of her friend author Laura Dockrill and Maccabees guitarist Hugo White, and in videos uploaded by guests she said: “Expect my album in September.”
Her most recent album was the chart-topping 25 in 2015.
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