Adele’s former personal trainer, Pete Geracimo, has come to her defense after seeing “negative commentary” regarding the singer’s dramatic weight loss.
Adele showed off her weight loss earlier this week as she celebrated her 32nd birthday. Geracimo revealed on Instagram that despite “fat-phobic accusations” made against the star, it was never about weight loss, but about getting healthy.
“It’s disheartening to read negative commentary and fat-phobic accusations questioning the genuineness of her amazing weight loss,” Geracimo wrote on Instagram of a photo of himself training Adele during a swim session. “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 son 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,” he continued. “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.”