The new tell-all book released about Adele claims that the man who inspired Adele's Grammy award-winning album left the singer for another man.
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"Better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all," especially in Adele's case, considering her breakthrough album appeared to tell the tale of ghosts from lovers past.
The book, "Adele: The Biography," was written my Marc Shapiro and puts focus on the troubled relationship that ended on Adele's 18th birthday, but appears to have marked the beginning of the singer's career.
At the age of 23, Adele tied with Beyonce as the only women to ever win six Grammy's in one night during the 2012 Grammy Awards. With an album titled "19," the singer took off at that same age in Britain when her record entered as number one in the British charts in 2008 and became certified gold in America in 2009.
At the time, the British artist was also still with her former boyfriend. The singer even canceled tour dates to spend time with the man who she claimed she had built an infatuation with.
"I was drinking far too much and that was kind of the basis of my relationship with this boy," the singer told Nylon magazine during an interview in 2009. "I couldn't bear to be without him, so I was like, 'Well, OK, I'll just cancel my stuff then ... I can't believe I did that ... It seems so ungrateful".
The relationship however, turned dark when the man in question left the singer for her close friend.
"One thing we know is that it was a first love gone terribly bad," Shapiro writes in the book. "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."
A romantic tale at first, the ties to the emotional conversation didn't last for long.
"Four hours after laying their emotional cards on the table, the boy ran off with one of Adele's gay friends," Shapiro claims.
While heartbreaking, though, the incident appeared to inspire Adele, who then went on to write an album about lost love.
"19" won Adele two Grammys in 2009. Her second album, titled "21" sold over 3.4 million copies in the U.K., more than any other female artist, and became the biggest-selling album of the 21st century according to Music Week. Both albums were titled after the singer's age.