by ethnic on July 8, 2011

Birth Name: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

Place of Birth: Enfield, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1988

Ethnicity: English, Welsh

Adele is an English singer and songwriter. She is known for her soulful voice and her 2011 hit single Someone Like You.

Her mother, Penny Susan Adkins, is English. Her father, Mark Evans, is Welsh. A picture of Adele with her father can be seen here. Adele is married to charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki, with whom she has a son.

She has stated that as a young child, she was a fan of the Spice Girls, and later became influenced by R&B artists such as Mary J. Blige and Destiny’s Child.

Adele’s paternal grandparents are John Charles Evans and Rose Davies.

Adele’s maternal grandparents are John R. Adkins and Doreen M. Brooks.


Genealogy of Adele –

Marriage record of Adele’s maternal grandparents, John R. Adkins and Doreen M. Brooks –


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andrew March 31, 2017 at 3:00 am
madman April 16, 2017 at 1:30 am

I think these articles warrants a mention on the page. Something like:

In January 2017, Turkish musician Mehmet Asar, from Bodrum, Turkey, claimed that he is Adele’s biological father. He stated that he, who at the time was working as a cab driver, had an affair with Adele’s mother while she was on holiday in Bodrum in July-August 1987 (which corresponds with Adele’s birth). It is not clear if this story has been confirmed to be true. A picture of what Asar claims to be him and Adele’s mother can be viewed here (

andrew April 16, 2017 at 10:08 am

Considering Adele’s Dutch interview, this Turkish musician didn’t come out of nothing. We will wait and see.

madman April 16, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Though she also said in the same interview that she is half Welsh, so…

follers April 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

To paraphrase Ronan Farrow, “Listen, we’re all *possibly* Mehmet Asar’s child.”

madman April 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Actually, after looking over this again, I’m now more doubtful. Penny Adkins had to be 19 years old when she was with Mehmet Asar, and the woman in the picture looks far from that age. And it is strange of him to open up in public about this topic instead of contacting Adele’s family first. He might just be a liar who seeks publicity (as far as I know, we haven’t gotten a public answer from Adele or her mother yet).

However, if he does happen to tell the truth anyway, especially about the dates they were together, it is possible that he is her biological father.

savanna April 25, 2017 at 5:57 am

Adele looks exactly like her father Marc

Her Turkish family is her Aunt Kim’s family through marriage “Kim had married a Turkish man and they had four children – the Turkish side of the Adkins clan”.

stlucas April 25, 2017 at 2:15 pm

I can’t see any sort of similarity between Adele and that Turkish dude. I don’t like to judge based on looks, but I don’t see Adele as being anything else than purely British.

Ajaxfan December 12, 2015 at 9:26 am
athelya December 12, 2015 at 9:40 am

but still pretty

Aylin December 12, 2015 at 8:43 am

In an interview with Dutch TV, she said that she has Turkish and Spanish ancestry.

cwm85 October 27, 2015 at 9:45 am

She’s pretty. Big girl but has a striking face. Wonderful voice. Obviously.

Manila October 27, 2015 at 5:02 am

Adele’s parents are Penny Susan Adkins (without parentheses because she bears the surname with her daughter) and Mark Evans.

Adele’s paternal grandparents are John Evans and Rose.

Adele’s maternal grandparents are John R. Adkins and Doreen M. Brooks.

Birth record of Adele’s mother –

Marriage record of Adele’s maternal grandparents –

I am not sure if Rose’s maiden surname is Davies.

anon January 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

This page has the funniest comments.

multiethnic April 22, 2012 at 7:23 am

Isn’t she part Jewish?

andrew January 20, 2013 at 6:58 pm
nnnnn May 9, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Cuz, he doesn’t like her

andrew May 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

I think so.

Kay April 8, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I love her!!

Mikel April 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Why are you guys hating on Adele? Because your jealous? She’s beautiful the way she is and a beautiful singer. :)

nnnnn May 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Cuz she tells, fat is beautiful

nnnnn May 24, 2013 at 3:12 am

Mikel=Darell(?) If people hate her, cuz they are “jealous” of her “beauty”, why they don’t hate f.e. Danny De Vito, he’s beautiful like her.

sdfgsfgsfdg April 8, 2012 at 10:54 pm

shut the f****king hell up Adele, the comment below me. Your music nearly killed my brother since its so horrible.

Adele April 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Stop hatin on me ya nig**as

sdfgsfgsfdg April 8, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I also wanna make another point. This monkey is an embarrassment to all British people and it greatly affects the other European peoples. A new estimate says she is 986 pounds. I don’t give a f**king s**hit how many dislikes I get. Let me get 1,345 dislikes and 3 likes on this comment. I am only telling the truth.

Alice January 8, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I think she has a beautiful face. Lovely bone structure.

sdfgsfgsfdg April 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

She looks like a b*ch a*s looking monster. I bet she can break the table if she sat on it. She probably ways 943 pounds. I hate this bear.

nnnnn May 9, 2013 at 11:22 pm

I don’t hate fat people, some of them are sick.
But it’s stupid, if some people claim, fat women are
beautiful, and ALL men prefer them.

ali ahmed April 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm

sinder adele

ali April 8, 2012 at 9:14 pm
Alice April 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm
DarellDianne April 5, 2012 at 7:48 pm

she is beautiful in her own way..just seriously stop calling her ugly.. You guys are all just jealous of her talent and beauty..seriously grow up..

Dianne April 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm

she is beautiful in her own way..seriously stop calling her angry.. you are all just jealous of her talent and beauty..nuff said..

Anya March 17, 2012 at 9:41 am

I’m pretty sure she’s Welsh and not English. I think she was born in England to Welsh parents. At the very least she is half-Welsh as her Dad is definitely Welsh.

kaYla March 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

she is amazing,such soulful voice,i love rolling in the deep best song ever,

LeaahhhxD February 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

She has a soulful voice, I am a huge fan of her. I also love that she isn’t small, but she always dresses really pretty.. and she loves to swear :)

jessicagolden-harper February 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

English may be an ethnicity(especially since we have no real definition of ethnicity) however being born in England certainly does not mean that your ethnicity is English. Also, Very importantly– Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and English are NOT the same thing just b/c they all have fair/caucasion skin. The Celts were the ppl of that whole area, and more untill Anglo-Saxons(Germanic tribes) invaded. It’s hard to know how many Celts remained in England after the Celts, as a group moved/were pushed to Wales, Scotland,Ireland,etc. We DO know that during The Great Hunger famine&genocide(England’s version of “the final solution”) in the mid 1800’s so many ppl left Ireland (mainly headed to England,Canada, and USA) that, by a certain year in the 1840’s or 1850’s, something like 1/3 (or half???) of the ppl in Liverpool, England were from Ireland. For this reason, as well as the already stated fact that ppl from all over the world live in England(many of them desended from the countries to which England claimed ownership, where the empire moved in and destroyed a culture) ….. Due to the many ppl who moved to England in just the last century or two, “heritage” should be determined by at least ASKING about surnames and grand(or great-great)parents. For example, if one is born in England with the name Dooley or Jones or McCarthy, why not ask about their family tree? Maybe they have a Welsh grandmother. …….. BTW – I absolutely love Adele, whatever her heritage!!! And she IS beautiful.

Marc February 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm

“”The Celts were the ppl of that whole area, and more untill Anglo-Saxons(Germanic tribes) invaded. It’s hard to know how many Celts remained in England after the Celts, as a group moved/were pushed to Wales, Scotland,Ireland,etc.””

Anglo-Saxon invaders were not predominant group in England V-VI AC in comparison with local British population,archeology doesn’t confirm disappearance or moving of large number of native people from Eastern England to the west.Moreover,we don’t know about genetic component of Anglo-Saxons,do they really differ from indigenous people,cause genetic analysis doesn’t show big difference between Western and Eastern England, and Eastern England and Denmark-sea coast of Netherlands (hypothetical homeland of Anglo-Saxon) where presence of Celtic R1b1a2 (R-M 269) haplogroup about 42 % .
So when we talk about Anglo-Saxons,we mean just ruling warrior elite with their families as a result, some small number of immigrants.

nnnnn May 9, 2013 at 11:30 pm

If they are from Denmark, why is their name Anglo-Saxon?
Saxon is Sachsen in Germany. Some anglos deny it, cuz
they have Frieseland roots, too.(D) Do you know Frieseland jokes?
Of course, they are mixed with Danes as well, but it was

nnnnn May 9, 2013 at 11:33 pm

It’s not strange, only female persons mean, she’s beau-

Gono December 29, 2011 at 11:31 am

I am a black Zimbabwean guy. I first heard adele’s music on our local radio channel this year.what surprised me was that she sang that song in our local shona language and she was very fluent! The dj just mentioned after the song that adele was the artist. Since i had enjoyed that song i googled to find out who adele was and that was when i learnt that she was british, when i thought she was one of our black local musicians!
adele have you been to zimbabwe?

darrien November 28, 2011 at 8:21 am

i love you adele. i listen to all of your songs. i really like ROLLING IN THE DEEP, SOMEONE LIKE YOU , HOMETOWN GLORY ,and TURNING TABLES.

patrick August 13, 2011 at 7:24 am

oh you can tell its just English…. UGLY hahaha

alecx October 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

NOt true.. she is a beauty :)

rita November 29, 2011 at 11:53 am

english people are quite beatiful. and im Puerto rican

Karen August 12, 2011 at 6:06 pm

She definitely has some welsh in her. I watched an episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks where she said her gran was deeply disappointed that no one knew she was welsh and thought Duffy was hogging all the welsh limelight or something like that.

Marko February 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

LMAO they are the same shit!

Paul. July 10, 2011 at 10:02 am

Her father’s surname is Evans, which is Welsh, and he lives in Wales, so I assume he’s Welsh. That would make her of Welsh descent too?

ethnic July 11, 2011 at 5:38 am

thats an interesting theory Paul. Ill have to keep an eye out for some more supporting evidence.


piper July 30, 2011 at 5:16 am

Im a lil confused with thee above,stating that Adele’s ethnicity is ‘English’. ‘English’ is ‘not’ an ethnic group, it’s a nationality which can include many different races. there’re blacks and asians and whites all residing in England which makes them all ‘English’. I strongly suggest that somebody do the research and correct this mistake, for there is no race none as ‘English’.

KFC September 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Native English they mean..

Not pre British Empire Commonwealth English.. :)

American87 February 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

English is an ethnicity.

eee February 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

english is an ethnicity why do you think they have their own nation and language separate from the scotish and welsh. the asians and africans are descendents from inmigrants so they are properly not full english they are afroenglish or asian english or do you think there was blacks and asians founding the nation in the middle ages i dont think so

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