In聽her new Vanity Fair cover story, Adele does not hold back, sharing details about her former 鈥渕assive鈥 drinking habit and revealing amazing tidbits聽about her friendship with Beyonc茅. And while the now-engaged singer has made it clear that聽she鈥檚 going to be putting her family before her music for聽awhile, she also admitted that聽she had (and still has) some major聽difficulties with motherhood.

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In聽the immediate aftermath of having her son Angelo, Adele suffered from something so many women do: postpartum depression. 鈥淚t frightened me,鈥 she said. 鈥淚 felt very inadequate; I felt like I鈥檇 made the worst decision of my life.鈥

Though Adele didn鈥檛 seek medical help as some women do need to, she says her coping methods were less than popular with some. 鈥淓ventually I just said, 鈥業鈥檓 going to give myself an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the fuck I want without my baby.鈥 A friend of mine said, 鈥楻eally? Don鈥檛 you feel bad?鈥 I said, 鈥業 do, but not as bad as I鈥檇 feel if I didn鈥檛 do it.'鈥

Props to Adele聽for being real about something many women suffer with alone in silence. Here are six other celebrities who have bravely shared their聽postpartum struggles.

1. Hayden Panettiere: Hayden聽has always been totally open with fans and media about her postpartum struggles, and even had to portray a storyline of聽intense challenges after becoming a mother on Nashville. 鈥淚t is one of the most debilitating, scary, guilty feelings that you can ever feel,鈥 she told Yahoo!.聽鈥淭hat a mother would not be able to connect with their child, would not be able to get a grip, or would not know what鈥檚 going on, for anybody to say that it鈥檚 false or created by us, you must have your head examined.鈥 Earlier this year Hayden checked into a treatment center for her ongoing postpartum聽a year and a half after the birth of her daughter Kaya. (Photo聽via聽Jason Merritt/Getty)

2. Gwyneth Paltrow: We鈥檙e all a little guilty of side-eyeing Gwyneth鈥檚 too-perfect and unrealisticGoop life, but hearing about her postpartum struggles after the birth of her second child humanized her to us.聽鈥淚 couldn鈥檛 connect with my son the way that I had with my daughter and I couldn鈥檛 understand why,鈥 she admitted on Lifetime鈥檚 The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet back in 2007.聽鈥淚 felt like a zombie. I felt very detached. My husband actually said, 鈥楽omething鈥檚 wrong. I think you have postnatal depression.鈥 I was mortified. 鈥楴o I don鈥檛!鈥 And then I started researching what it was and the symptoms and I was like, 鈥極h, yes I do.'鈥 (Photo via Matthew Eisman/Getty)

3. Alanis Morissette: Alanis decided to speak out about her postpartum because she felt it helped level the playing field and gave the condition a more human element. After having her son Ever in 2010, she later told ABC News, 鈥淚t was just a really intense time and if I could share anything with anyone who鈥檚 going through it, it would be to encourage them to seek help and reach out a little earlier than I did. I think the feminist movement went through being very independent, being autonomous, being individualistic and being empowered on our own, burning your bras as such. And then now, in 2012, there鈥檚 this gorgeous inner-dependence and saying 鈥業鈥檓 really empowered and I need you and I need help.鈥 It鈥檚 really great.鈥 (Photo via聽Ernesto Distefano/Getty)

4. Drew Barrymore: Drew, not unlike Gwyneth, didn鈥檛 experience postpartum with her first child, so suffering after having her second daughter caught her off-guard.聽鈥淚 didn鈥檛 have postpartum the first time so I didn鈥檛 understand it because I was like, 鈥業 feel great!鈥 The second time, I was like, 鈥極h, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand,'鈥 she told People. 鈥淚t鈥檚 a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud.鈥 (Photo via Jason Kempin/Getty)

5. Amanda Peet: Immediately after giving birth to her first child聽in 2007, Amanda Peet says the amazing feeling she had all through her pregnancy was gone in an instant as she had a bout of 鈥渇airly serious postpartum depression.鈥 鈥淚 want to be honest about it because I think there鈥檚 still so much shame when you have mixed feelings about being a mom instead of feeling this sort of 鈥榖liss,'鈥 she told Gotham Magazine at the time. 鈥淚 think a lot of people still really struggle with that, but it鈥檚 hard to find other people who are willing to talk about it.鈥 (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)

6. Bryce Dallas Howard:聽Not unlike Amanda Peet, Bryce describes a similarly happy pregnancy followed by crushing depression after giving birth. 鈥淔or the sake of those around me, including my son, I pretended, but when I began showering again in the second week, I let loose in the privacy of the bathroom,鈥 she wrote on Goop.聽鈥淢y numb performance of 鈥榙elighted new mom鈥 seemed to fool everyone. It wasn鈥檛 until my 鈥榮hower breakdowns鈥 began to manifest out in the open that people began to worry.聽Postpartum depression is hard to describe 鈥 the way the body and mind and spirit fracture and crumble in the wake of what most believe should be a celebratory time. The danger of being silent means only that others will suffer in silence and may never be able to feel whole because of it.鈥 (Photo via聽Nicholas Hunt/Getty)

Have you or do you know someone who has suffered from postpartum depression? Let us know聽@BritandCo.

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