Adele was 'dumped by bisexual lover for gay friend'. New biography lifts the lid on romance which inspired singer's first album
18:07 GMT, 23 June 2012
She's one of the best-selling female artists in pop music and Adele has often used the drama in her personal life as inspiration for her songs.
A cruel heartbreak at the age of 18 kicked off her successful career when Adele was inspired to write her debut album 19 about her ill-fated relationship with a bisexual man, according to a new biography.
A mere four hours after Adele declared her romantic intentions to the mystery man, he cruelly ran off with one of her gay friends.
Inspired by heartbreak! Adele's debut album is said to have been written about her bisexual lover who left her for her gay friend
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.
New tome: Biographer Marc Shapiro penned the unofficial book Adele: The Biography in which the singer is said to have opened up
He writes ‘One thing we know… Is that it was a first love gone terribly bad.
‘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!’
Despite the humiliation Adele and the man tried again to make their relationship work but after four months of him cheating on her, Adele 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. ‘
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, according to the writer, 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 reveals the relationship with her bisexual lover so volatile that 'Adele would drink more than normal to salve the heartbreak.'
Adele has won plaudits for her heart-wrenching lyrics which were inspired by her own romantic failures, according to a new biography
'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.
According to Shapiro, she remembers: 'I got so drunk by the time I went on at 2am I had forgotten the words to my own songs.
'It was the worst thing ever,' she said.
Adele: The Biography is scheduled to hit shelves on July 17.
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