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Adele’s fury at her father

When the British singer was 3 years old, her father—Welsh plumber Mark Evans—walked out on her and her mother.

Don’t talk to Adele about her dad, said Jonathan Van Meter in Vogue. When the British singer was 3 years old, her father—Welsh plumber Mark Evans—walked out on her and her mother. The Grammy winner has had almost no contact with him over the past decade. But last March, Evans sold his story to a British tabloid, claiming that his own love of jazz and blues had shaped Adele’s music. “I was actually ready to start trying to have a relationship with him,” she says, her voice deepening with rage. “He’s blown it. He will never hear from me again. There is nothing that would upset me more than my dad being bribed by the press.” The 23-year-old sighs and then returns to the subject, even more furious. “To come back after 10 years and be like, ‘Maybe her problem with men comes down to me.’ How dare you comment on my life? It makes my blood boil. It blows my mind. ‘I love her so much’? Really? Why are you telling me that through a newspaper?” What would she do if she bumped into her father in the street? “If I ever see him I will spit in his face.”

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