Did another man steal Adele’s ex-boyfriend? Yes, according to a new biography. Shenanigans, or the truth? You decide.
It’s no secret that Adele’s smash albums, 19 and 21, were inspired by breakups with her longtime boyfriends. However, a new unauthorized biography alleges that one of the boys in question didn’t just break up with her — he broke up with her to be with another man.
“One thing we know is that it was a first love gone terribly bad,” author Marc Shapiro writes in Adele: The Biography, according to excerpts posted on the U.K. Daily Mail. “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!”
Adele herself sort of confirmed the claims in her official website biography.
“‘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.”
The bisexual boyfriend news isn’t the only bombshell in the book. Shapiro also writes that Adele loves drama and drinking, thanks to her tumultuous family life.
“It’s a classic rags to riches,” Shapiro told Life & Style, adding that her father was alcoholic and abusive. “Her relationship with her father is dead and gone.”
He goes on to say that she seeks out dramatic relationships because of her relationship with her father and love of booze.
“I got so drunk by the time I went on at 2 a.m. I had forgotten the words to my own songs… It was the worst thing ever,” Adele allegedly said of her first tour, according to Shapiro.
“Midway through her first tour, she allegedly had a drinking problem,” he added.
Well, plenty of girls love drama and the “bad boys” during their teens and early 20s. Here’s hoping her current relationship with boyfriend Simon Konecki is a bit more grown up.