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Adele's Father Talks About His Alcoholism

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Adele's father is speaking up about his strained relationship with his daughter and his fight with alcoholism.

Mark Evans admits he wasn't a good father to Adele as she was growing up and says that alcohol took over his life.

He says:

"I was an alcoholic and rotten dad to Adele. It tears me up inside. I was putting away two litres of vodka and seven or eight pints of Stella every day.

I drank like that for three years. God only knows how I survived it. I was deeply ashamed of what I'd become and I knew the kindest thing I could do for Adele was to make sure she never saw me in that state."

Despite keeping quiet about his past, he says, "It's time I got it off my chest. I've never talked to anyone about it before, not even my closest friends."

He continues:

"I hit the bottle so hard that I am pretty much oblivious to anything that happened to me for three years. I was way, way below rock bottom by then. I reckon I made Oliver Reed look like a teetotaller.

I was in the darkest place you can imagine. I saw no way out. I didn't really care whether I lived or died. And all the time I thought, 'How can I do this to Adele?'…all I could do was drink and I'm so, so ashamed of myself for that. I was in so much grief that I couldn't see past myself and how I was feeling.

I was not there for my daughter when I should have been and I have regretted that every second of every day to this moment now. It tears me up inside."

Mark also says that it's too painful to even listen to any of her music.

Adele says she hasn't spoken to her father in years, however Mark says those are "lies" to protect him. He claims that she "forgave" him and that they speak on a regular basis now, adding:

"Adele still comes back to Wales to see us and I pop down to London every couple of months to meet her. The last time I saw her was about six weeks ago. We get on fantastically now so who knows, one of these days I might even find the courage to see one of her shows.

I am the proudest dad in the world. I think she is amazing as a person, not just as a performer."

This is terribly sad. We feel awful for Adele and we do really hope she is capable of having a relationship with her dad today, despite what either of them say.

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11 comments to “Adele's Father Talks About His Alcoholism”



  1. 1

    Now I understand why she is overweight. She needs a 'shell' to protect herself from dissapointment. She needs to be careful with food addiction, compulsive overeating. I am saying that because her father is addict. I wish both all the best.



  2. 2

    Man, at the first sign of success, the cockroaches start pouring out of the woodwork. Family, family, alleged friends, neighbors, local dog catcher, family proctologist…etc. They all have a story and they usually have their sticky, greedy little hands out too.



  3. 3

    Ive Neveer heard one of Adele songs before but i always see her on this site sooo i gotta hear her music i have a good feeling that ima like it :)



  4. 4

    who the heck is adele? lol and what's up with her butt chin? haha this chick is hella ugly. and she's overweight. ick.



  5. 5

    Re: XoKatieXo19 – You will love her. She has an incredibly powerful voice. I never get tired of her.



  6. 6

    Girl you look Fabulous!!! Don't change a thing!!! I am very proud of your dad for admitting his faults!! SING GIRL!! Don't let the haters get you and your family down. Not all girls fit into a size 0-7. Live life out loud. You give all the girls with bigger sizes hope!!! YOU LOOK GOOD !! What is considered beautiful anyways? What makes you happy?



  7. 7

    Something to be salvaged in all that pain is a good thing. Best of luck to them.



  8. 8

    Re: white_is_ugly
    seriously, Im beginning to think your just some wierdo troll who likes to piss everyone off



  9. 9

    FAT CHIC IS OVERRATED!! SHE'S NOT A GREAT SINGER, OK SONG WRITER BUT SHE AINT A GENIUS. SHE'S THE NORAH JONES/JOAN BIAZ OF THIS GENERATION. THE WOODSTOCK CHIC WHO DOES THE STRIPPED DOWN COUNTRY FOLKSY SONGS. YAAAWN!!!!!



  10. 10

    AT LEAST HER DAD WASNT GAY, JUST THINK HOW AWFUL THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN. AND TO THINK THEY STILL LET ELTON JOHN ADOPT



  11. 11

    well my dad did this my whole life since he died - around 40 yrs - I can't tell how reliefed I am he is dead - what I have to suffer from all this messed up childhood I have to schlepp everyday alone and society doesn't care