(NEW YORK) — It’s no secret that Adele mined her love life to pen her Grammy-winning album 21, but there have been no details about the guy who broke the singer’s heart and inspired all those songs — until now.
A source told the New York Post that the alleged cad is a man named Slinky Winfield. Also known as Slinky Sunbeam, the 25-year-old musician was fingered as the inspiration for the 21 songs including “Rolling in the Deep,” and “Someone Like You.” Though Adele has indicated that she and the man who inspired those songs simply “grew apart,” the source tells the Post that the romance failed because Slinky got involved with a Burberry model named Morwenna Lytton Cobbold.
Adele has since said that she’s forgiven Mr. 21, Slinky or otherwise. She’s also moved on and is now dating Simon Konecki, a 36-year-old divorced entrepreneur who now heads the charity Drop4Drop.
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