Adele’s dad: “I was a rotten father”
The father of chart-topping songstress Adele has admitted that he was a “rotten” dad and a drunk while the star was growing up.
Adele’s parents split when she was just four years old and she lived with her mother, but was particularly attached to her grandfather on her dad’s side.
“Because I’d left her when she was so young, I think my dad was Adele’s most significant role model,” says plumber Mark Evans. He also told of how the girl was “utterly distraught” when her grandfather died of cancer in 1999.
Mark revealed to the Daily Mail that the death had an even more profound effect on Adele through himself: “For three years after my dad’s death I was putting away two litres of vodka and seven or eight pints of Stella every day. I made Oliver Reed look like a teetotaller.”
He added: ”I barely knew my own name let alone my responsibilities. But I did know I didn’t want Adele to see me like that. I knew she’d be missing her grandfather as much as I was. Yet all I could do was drink. I know I was a rotten father.”
Having curbed his drinking, Mark is back in contact with his daughter and the estranged pair are now attempting to repair their relationship.
Check out Adele talking about her incredible success and the effect it has had on her here:
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