Adele celebrated her 32nd birthday yesterday, and the singer did something she rarely does: Update her Instagram to mark the occasion and give fans a glimpse at her style these days. "Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time," she captioned her photo. "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 ♥️2020 okay bye thanks x." Adele appears in a black mini dress with her blonde hair down.
Her friend Lauren Paul shared two other new shots of the singer on her Instagram Story to mark her birthday. "Happy birthday angel babe @adele," Paul wrote. "You came into my life a few months before I had [my daughter] Story, and you quickly became one of the most important figures in my journey as a new mother. You have taught me so much. You glow because your heart is full. I'm so proud of the human you are. Wish we were reliving this Vegas sleepover."
"You're such a good friend, @adele," Paul added in her second shot.
Before the coronavirus pandemic pushed back many entertainment releases, Adele teased that her new album would be coming out in September. It's unclear whether that timeline still stands, as much of the U.S. and UK remain in quarantine.
Adele's last Instagram was posted on December 23, in honor of the holidays. "We both tried to ruin Christmas but then both our hearts grew!" she wrote then. "Thank you for coming to my party and making us feel like kids Grinch 💚 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone x."
Alyssa Bailey News and Strategy Editor Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton).