Biographer Marc Shapiro penned the unofficial tome ‘Adele: The Biography’, which chronicles the now 24-year-old singer-songwriter’s childhood in North London as the daughter of a single mother. He pays particular attention to the ups and downs of her love life, and recounts the incident on her 18th birthday which went on to inspire her debut record.
“One thing we know… Is that it was a first love gone terribly bad,” the Daily Mail quoted him as writing. “Adele had professed her love and he did the same, she had known he was bisexual but, in the rush of romance, felt they could make it work “Four hours after laying their emotional cards on the table, the boy ran off with one of Adele’s gay friends!” he wrote.
Despite the humiliation Adele and the man tried again to make their relationship work but after four months of him cheating on her, she couldn’t take it anymore. She even writes about the drama on her official website explaining “My debut album is about being between 18 and 19; about love.
“Daydreamer is about this boy I was in love with, like proper in love with, he was bi and I couldn’t deal with that. “All the things I wanted from my boyfriend, he was never going to be, I get really jealous anyway, so I couldn’t fight with girls and boys,” she said.
Shapiro is said to have also revealed Adele’s father was as an alcoholic whose condition nearly killed him, describing their relationship as “dead and gone.’
” Although her mother has remained a loving figure in her life, Adele found herself searching for the affection she never got from her father.
“She loved the drama surrounding boys who treated her badly,” he told In Touch Weekly. In the book, the author revealed that the relationship with her bisexual lover so volatile that “Adele would drink more than normal to salve the heartbreak.”
“Midway through her first tour, she allegedly had a drinking problem,” he claimed. The book contains parts of an interview with Adele talking about a particular concert where she had fallen off a stool in a drunken stupor.
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