Turkish folk singer claims he is father of British popstar Adele
BODRUMA folk singer living in the Aegean resort town of Bodrum has claimed to be the father of British popstar Adele, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Mehmet Asar, 52, said he had an affair with Adele’s mother Penny Adkins while she was holidaying in the resort in July 1987 and the baby girl born in May 1988 was Adele, with him being the father.
Asar said he met Adkins while he was working as a taxi driver and maintained contact with her for a while.
“I gave Penny Adkins and her friends a tour of the bays of Bodrum and Pamukkale over two weeks. She introduced herself to me as a nurse. We liked each other and had an affair for two weeks. She extended her vacation and returned to England one month later. She later came back to Bodrum twice and stayed for one month,” he added.
“She wanted to take me to England but I said that I wanted to stay living in Bodrum ... She returned to her hometown. We spoke on the phone a few times but it was both hard and expensive to talk on the phone under the conditions of that time. In the end we stopped talking,” Asar said.
“The date I was with her mother and Adele’s date of birth completely matches,” he added.
Asar also claimed he has some physical resemblance with Adele, saying the third and the fourth finger of Adele resembled his conjoined fingers, while the intonations in her songs were likely genetic.
He stated that he had never married and stressed that he only wanted Adele to “know the truth,” while inviting them for a holiday in Bodrum.
“I invite Adele and her mother to Bodrum. They should come here, have a holiday, and we can meet. I think and feel that I am Adele’s father. I can even take a DNA test if Adele wants. The most important thing I want people to know is that I do not have any particular expectation. I live in Bodrum and have a good life, I just want my daughter to know the truth,” Asar said.
In a 2015 interview in the Netherlands, Adele had noted that her family hails from Turkey, Spain, and Britain.