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Adele’s Estranged Father Wants to Fix Relationship, Meet His Grandson

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Adele is flying high professionally, what with her recent Golden Globe win and Academy Award nomination, both for her James Bond theme ‘Skyfall.’ She’s also booked a performance at this year’s Oscars, where a win is quite possible. However, the new mom’s personal life has a bit of a wrinkle, since she has no relationship with her biological father, Mark Evans. Wanting badly to meet his grandson — Adele’s firstborn, who entered the world in October — he’s taken to reaching out to her in the media.

Evans told the Daily Mail (quotes via E!) that he wants to fix the broken relationship with his estranged daughter and meet his grandson, whose name Adele has yet to confirm to the press. “I’ve left messages on her phone, I’ve written to her and I’ve sent her birthday and Christmas cards,” he said. “But it’s like I’m dead to her.”

Evans was quick to say that he doesn’t want to pursue a relationship with his daughter simply because of her celebrity status, fame and money. “I just want my daughter back and I want to be a proper granddad to the little one,” he said.

Adele gave birth three months ago, and speculation abounds that her son’s name is Angelo James, since she wore a necklace with that name to the Golden Globes. Evans had a not-too-nice comment about his grandson’s possible name, saying he wishes Adele had incorporated family monikers, like that of her late grandfather.

“I’d hoped so much that she’d put my late dad’s name, John, in there somewhere, but alas it looks as if it is not going to be,” Evans said. “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 L.A., isn’t it?”

That’s not exactly the best way to open up a relationship, by criticizing her son’s possible name.

Evans believes his daughter will win the Best Original Song Oscar for ‘Skyfall,’ but he won’t watch the performance. “I know she’ll win [for best song] because she’s brilliant, but I won’t be there and I won’t even watch it on television,” Evans said. “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.”

Something tells us airing his dirty laundry with Adele to the press won’t make her quick to rekindle their relationship. Just sayin’.

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