Adele shot to super-stardom on the wings of her first two albums, which largely consisted of songs about heart-rending pain and breakups. And those songs were based on real-life experiences of Adele and Adele's ex boyfriend. Despite how famous the man who broke Adele’s heart is, no one knows who he is for sure, and Adele is not telling.
In 2008, not long after Adele launched her career, she started touring throughout the U.K. and scheduled a tour throughout the US. But she unexpectedly canceled her US tour to stay home so she could be with her then-boyfriend, whom she thought she could not live without. Looking back, Adele says it was an incredibly ungrateful thing for her to do to her adoring fans, and she regrets it. But apparently it had a lot to do with drinking too much alcohol and she has since given up drinking completely. No one is saying whether this is the boy that inspired her next album, 21, but given the history of Adele's ex boyfriend, it is entirely possible.
Her Mystery Ex Boyfriend Wants Credit.In 2011, Adele's ex boyfriend, the one that had already broken her heart and inspired most of the sad songs on her two albums, reappeared in her life to demand money for the inspiration he provided for the albums. According to Adele, he called her almost every day for a week demanding royalties because he was her inspiration. Of course, he did not get any money, but she does give him credit for making her life miserable and putting her on the path she is now. Hopefully, that is all the credit he will ever get.
Is Adele’s Mystery Ex Stating His Case? Rumors started circling that the New York Times had found the mystery ex boyfriend, although it was never confirmed whether or not it was actually him. Many in the media suggested, mostly as a joke, that he should tell his side of the story in his own album. Soon after, a parody album was also released with songs like, “You had bad breath one time”. Not long after that, a twitter account popped up by someone with the tag “Adele’s EX BF”. Although no one is positive and it is actually pretty doubtful as to whether or not this is actually the infamous ex, he is hilarious, stating his defense with nearly a tweet an hour about all the inane reasons he had to break Adele’s heart. Since his first tweet he has gained over 3,000 followers.