Adele revealed in a new interview that she finally gave in to making friends with her famous neighbors, after years of consciously avoiding getting close with other celebrities.
For the December issue of Rolling Stone, the 33-year-old singer talked about how she became friends with neighbors Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lawrence.
“They humanized me because I had avoided talking to anyone that was ever famous in any capacity, because I was like, ‘Well, I’m not famous.’ I’m very British like that,” Adele explained. “We never spoke about work, which was amazing, because most of the time when I catch up with someone, they want to know all about my work, and I’m like, I don’t want to talk about that. Can we talk about something else? I’m knackered.”
Until Adele had Angelo, she never liked Los Angeles. “It felt like I was only ever here for work. I felt like I never met anyone that was from here,” she explains. But when she was in town for the Oscars in 2013, she and her family rented a house and she fell in love. “That sun every morning,” Adele says. “[You can] always see the sky because it’s not high-rises here.”
The family bought a house during the American leg of her tour, settling down in a celebrity-filled, gated enclave in Beverly Hills. Eventually, they bought two more houses in the same area, including one across the street, where her ex-husband Simon Konecki now lives. “We do normal, normal things on the weekends,” Adele says of their life. “I’ll take him to the parties, all of that. We’ll do school drop-off.”
Adele says that she has “chilled out” in Los Angeles, with her core group of friends helping her find a life that feels both private and full. In fact, she has come to love the city so much that she even got it tattooed on her arm, the L.A. skyline in the middle of a ringed planet, to represent the Saturn return she experienced while living there.
Adele’s album 30 is scheduled to drop on November 19.