Adele took her adorable son to Disneyland and let him dress up as his favorite princess.
Adele is a Grammy-winning superstar singer, but she’s also a pretty badass mom. She proved as much this week when she was spotted out and about with her three-year-old son, who was dressed up as Anna from Frozen.
While spending the week in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards, Adele decided to make the most of her trip and took boyfriend Simon Kolecki and their son, Angelo, to the happiest place on earth. The family of three was spotted at the park on Tuesday, and like many kids, it appears little Angelo has a Frozen obsession. In a photo taken by passersby, he’s seen relaxing in his stroller, rocking white socks, black flats, and a bright green Anna dress.
Adele, meanwhile, looks fresh-faced and adorable in a baseball cap, black sweatsuit, and sans makeup. Seriously, could she be any cuter? Of course, the best thing about this photo is Angelo, chilling in his dress like it’s no big thing — because it isn’t, and it’s refreshing to see a celebrity parent disregarding gender norms and just allowing their kid to be a kid.
Adele has spoken openly in the past about how she wants to raise Angelo in a supportive environment that allows him the space to express himself. In a December interview with Time magazine, she talked about how proud her son makes her and how much she unconditionally loves him, saying:
“…I’m so proud of myself that I made him in my belly … This human who’s suddenly walking around and doing his own thing. I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes … Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what.”
Adele also told the magazine she’s very conscious of the way she’s raising Angelo, and wants to still instill values in him that make him kind and respectful. A huge part of that is teaching him there’s no wrong way to dress or look or act. The only thing that matters is how you feel about what you’re doing.
It’s exciting to see more and more parents embracing fluidity in gender and doing away with ridiculous stereotypes. Stores are even getting the hint, introducing gender neutral toy sections and bedding, and changing the way they advertise to kids. Years from now, it will probably seem silly that boys in dresses and girls loving superheroes ever made the news, and that’s a good thing. We should all take a nod from Adele and support our kids being whomever they want to be, no matter what.