Mark Evans, Adele‘s father, is hoping to reconnect with his Grammy-winning daughter, despite the fact that the two allegedly haven’t spoken since 2011. In a new interview, Evans makes a public plea to the Oscar nominee to let him see his grandson as she hasn’t responded to him on any other medium.
“I’ve left messages on her phone, I’ve written to her and I’ve sent her birthday and Christmas cards. But it’s like I’m dead to her,” Evans tells Daily Mail. “I’m not interested in her celebrity status or her money. I just want my daughter back and I want to be a proper granddad to the little one.”
During the interview, Evans freely admits to not being a great father. He then goes on to say that he’s upset with her for not naming the child after his father John (though Adele hasn’t announced the child’s name, many believe it’s Angelo James), and that he won’t be tuning in to find out if she wins the Academy Award for “Skyfall.”
“I’m not sure why she’s chosen James, other than a reference to James Bond, and God alone knows where Angelo has come from. It’s very LA, isn’t it?” Evans says of the baby’s name.
He adds of why he won’t watch the Oscars telecast, “It’s Dad I think of when I see Adele on television now. It tears me apart to see her living her dream because I know how much my father would have loved to have seen her succeed. … I know she’ll win because she’s brilliant but I won’t be there and I won’t even watch it on television. It would upset me too much to know that I was watching something that my dad never got to see. I’d break down and fall apart.”
The reason Adele seems to have sworn off her father is because of a tell-all interview he gave in 2011 where he admitted to walking out on her and her mother Penny Adkins when Adele was 3 and discussed his tumultuous relationship with his daughter. However, he continues to lament the fact that being out of his daughter’s life has caused him to miss out on the joys of being a grandfather, as he didn’t even find out that she had had a child until he read it in the media.
“I want to do all the grandad stuff with him – feed the ducks in park, skim pebbles in the sea, splash around in the surf,” Evans says. “I just want normality. I want to be like any other grandad. I’ve got mates who I see with their grandchildren and I can’t bear to watch. It shows me what I’m missing out on.”