MarkEvans was born to John and Rose Evans in Wales in 1962. He and his younger brother Richard grew up in Penarth.In Mark’s youth, he was a choirboy, eventually leading to his interest in a career in drama; however, he ultimately attended a technical college in Llandaff, where he was formally trained as a plumber before joining his father’s plumbing business
Mark Evans was the estranged father of Adele. In the wake of his separation from Penny Adkins, Adele’s mother, when Adele was only three, and his own father’s death, Evans resorted to alcoholism and distanced himself from his daughter, permanently damaging their relationship.
In the years following his estrangement from his family, Evans lived in Cardiff, Wales, where he worked as a plumber.In 2013, he revealed that he was battling bowel cancer (the same cancer from which his father died) and feared that he would die before he was able to rekindle his relationship with Adele and get to meet his grandson. He later claimed that they rekindled their relationship during the making of Adele’s third studio album, 25, a statement which Adele has since denied.
By 1987, Evans had moved to London, where he worked as a window cleaner. That summer, he met Penny Adkins, Adele’s mother, at The King’s Head pub in North London. Mark recalled it as “love at first sight.” Penny, at the time an art student, fell in love with Evans. Shortly after the two moved in together, she became pregnant. Penny gave birth to their daughter, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, on May 5, 1988. Mark was not present at his daughter’s birth, as she was unexpectedly born two weeks early. Shortly after Adele’s birth, Mark asked Penny to marry him, although she refused, believing they were too young.
By the time Adele was three, Mark had permanently moved back to Wales, further distancing himself from Adele and Penny. Despite this, he continued to see Adele and maintained his relationship with her. By 1995, Mark had begun a relationship with a woman named Siobhan O’Sullivan and fathered her child, Adele’s half-brother Cameron. In May 1999, Mark’s father, John, died from bowel cancer. His father’s death, partnered with his split from his O’Sullivan and the sudden death of his best friend Nigel, drove him to alcoholism, causing a rift in his relationship with his daughter as she entered her teen years.Evans died from cancer in May of 2021.
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