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Vogue cover girl Adele on aging, life as a mother: 'I like myself more than ever'

Adele opens up about motherhood in the latest cover story of Vogue.
/ Source: TODAY

Adele opens up about motherhood in the latest cover story of Vogue, telling the magazine that the two men in her life, her son and her boyfriend, helped completely ground her by eliminating the drama she used to thrive on.

“I can’t have any other junk in my head to worry about as well,” the 27-year-old singer says in the March issue. Instead she focuses on her boyfriend, Simon Konecki, and their son, Angelo.

Her 3-year-old boy, especially, “makes me very proud of myself," she said. "When I became a parent, I felt like I was truly living. I had a purpose, where before I didn’t.”

Since its release last fall, Adele’s third studio album, "25," has broken sales records, thanks to fans who have patiently awaited the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2011 album, "21."

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Adele revealed that one of the first things she does when she writes lyrics — all by hand and scribbled into a notebook — is to write her age on the front page with a Sharpie.

“I was just shocked that all of a sudden I was 25!” she recalled. “But actually I like myself more than ever. I feel so comfortable in my own skin. I really like how I look, I like who I am, I like everyone that I surround myself with. Obviously I have insecurities but they don’t hold me back.”

Adele, who is now preparing for a world tour, said some of the changes she has made to protect her voice also have left feeling healthier.

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For example, she gave up smoking following surgery several years ago after her vocal hemorrhage. She has also cut down on drinking, an accomplishment of sort for someone who admitted to putting away nearly a bottle of wine a day.

“I was trying to get some stamina for my tour, so I lost a bit of weight," she said. "Now I fit into normal, off-the-shelf clothes — which is a really big problem for me!”