Adele is unsure if she'd have returned to music if it wasn't for her son.
The 'Hello' singer has three-year-old son Angelo with her long-term partner Simon Konecki and claims the tot has made her believe in herself and therefore spurred her on to create her third album '25', which will be released on November 20.
She said: "I don't know if I would've come back had I not had my kid. I'm very proud of what I achieved. And I wasn't, before I had Angelo. I didn't understand, actually, what I had achieved and how far I had come. Because everyone wants to do something with their life, and we don't all get the opportunity because s**t gets in the way. So I feel f**king so fortunate that the stars just aligned for me and allowed me to have the most ridiculous ride ever."
The 10-time Grammy Award winner continued to say her son is the only one who is able to boss her around because he "completely rules" her.
She joked: "All the things I really like about myself, he brings out in me, and he's the only person that tells me no. He completely rules me. He's the boss of me, and it's so funny for other people to watch, because I'm the boss of everything in my work life."
However, she admitted it was a shock when she discovered she was pregnant at the height of her fame after releasing her second album '21' because it meant she had to put lots of her plans on hold.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she said: "All my plans went through. It was like, 'For good measure, let's see if I can cope with all of this and then having a baby.' But I think actually the pregnancy was perfect timing in the end. It might have seemed like the most ridiculous time to have a baby, but I was starting to get a bit afraid of everything.
"When I had him, it made everything all right, and I trusted everything because the world had given me this miracle, you know, so I became a bit of a hippie, an Earth mother."