London: A new biography of Grammy winner Adele reveals that the singer was dumped by her bisexual lover for her gay friend, merely four hours after she declared her love to him.
Biographer Marc Shapiro has 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, reported Daily Mail online.
The writer has paid 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.
“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 she couldn’t take it anymore. In the book, the author also said that the relationship
with her bisexual lover was so volatile that Adele would drink more than normal to salve the heartbreak.
“Midway through her first tour, she allegedly had a drinking problem,” he claimed. Adele even wrote about the drama on her official website. “My debut album is about being between 18 and 19; about love. Daydreamer is about this boy I was in love with, lie 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,” she said. Shapiro has also revealed that Adele’s father was an alcoholic, whose condition nearly killed him, describing their relationship as “dead and gone”.
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.