Adele: I Was A Boozy Shut In
By Evan Lambert
We all love Adele. She's pretty, she's soulful, she's talented, and she's strong. Earlier this week Karl Lagerfeld called her a butterbody ⎯ but he's since apologized, proving that her charm is universal.
The singer-songwriter is also on top of the world right now: at 23, she has already won two Grammies and ruled the Billboard 200 chart. In addition to that, she's up for six more Grammies this Sunday, including Record of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep" and Album of the Year for 21. She hasn't always had it so easy, though: in the new issue of People, she opens up about the extent of her heartbreaks and tragedies.
Some of it is sort of shocking: when People asks her about the breakup which inspired her 21 album, she admits that she "locked myself in my house for nine months drinking four bottles of wine a night." She calls it "the lowest point of my life."
Then, of course, there's the issue of her alcoholic father leaving her family when she was 3. After her father told a British tabloid that he and Adele had made up, Adele turned around and called him out in Rolling Stone: "I never knew my dad. He has no fuckin' right to talk about me."
It's not all bad news, though. Apparently she has a new boyfriend: Simon Konecki, 36, a former financier who runs Drop4Drop, a charity that brings clean water to developing countries.
With the new boyfriend, and the possibility of a few more Grammies on Sunday, maybe Adele's next album won't be all about heartbreak.