Adele, in an interview with Elle Magazine, opened up about her “obsession” with boyfriend Rich Paul and the fact that she’s “never been in love like this”. However, her love life hasn’t always been smooth, as evidenced by her moving and heartfelt songs. Adele’s lyrics often convey her deeply emotional experiences, especially grief. But the singer’s spiritual upheaval actually began in her childhood long before that. When Adele was just three, her parents, Penny Adkins and Mark Evans, separated and a difficult relationship with her absent “alcoholic” father ensued, she said.
The winner of 15 Grammy Awards continued, “He had an illness. He was an alcoholic.
“He was a very heavy alcoholic and he had a lot of demons. But I didn’t really understand that when I was younger.
“I had been to Penarth [where he lived] to surprise him for Father’s Day and my Nana had said come and everything and he didn’t come, so I stopped seeing him.
Adele then didn’t see her father from the age of 12 until she was around 15.
The Skyfall singer said: “I saw him very briefly when I was about 15 when my great-grandmother died, and then he apologized, but I was 15 and didn’t want to. not hear him. I was only a teenager.
She continued: “Then when I found out he was sick a few years ago, I went. I got the call and drove straight there.
“It was tough, but it was definitely one of the greatest moments of my life in a good way when I went to see it.
“I made peace with him when I found out he was sick and we got on really well, which was amazing, but also sad.”
She added: “He was really funny, and I don’t remember him when I was little, but it was really nice.
“We laughed and we chatted and you know, we cried, and it was great for both of us.”
Mr Evans sadly passed away last year after a long battle with illness, aged just 57.