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.

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