It feels truly impossible to please people these days. People who have gained or lost a significant amount of weight have experienced the turmoil of being told that they need to lose weight for their “health,” then being told they need to “eat a cheeseburger” when they do lose the desired amount of weight.
Even superstars in Hollywood aren’t immune to this type of unending criticism, and singing queen Adele has been on the receiving end of both judgment and praise after sharing a birthday photo revealing that she’s lost a significant amount of weight.
Adele looked great before and still looks great now, but naturally, her weight loss attracted a lot of attention and commentary, and now, the singer’s former personal trainer has spoken up to defend his client.
Pete Geracimo was Adele’s London-based personal trainer, and he knows firsthand how much work and love the singer has put into her transformation. So he took to Instagram to tell all the haters to lay off and let people know that Adele is the real deal when it comes to self-love.
“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!
When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy. Especially post pregnancy and post surgery. 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.
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.“
It’s clear that Adele has surrounded herself with some great people to support her as she moves through life. We couldn’t be happier for her!