Adele 'Doesn't Get Special Treatment', Says Aunt
Oscar winner still has to make a cuppa for her nan despite success...
Anita Adkins - who is the older sister of Adele's mum Penny - has told The Sun that the Skyfall singer is happy to make her own cup of tea when she visits, adding that despite her superstar status, she gets no special treatment.
Adele's aunt told the tabloid: "She doesn’t get any special treatment — of course not. Why would she? There’s plenty of nieces, nephews and grandchildren in this family so no one gets any special treatment, I can tell you. They’re all treated the same.
“Adele comes round and she’s still got to go and make her nan a cup of tea, I’m afraid.”
Speaking of her win for Best Original Song at The Oscars, Anita continued: "We didn’t expect her to get it, but good on her. There’s not a lot more for her to top now, is there? She’s worked her way through all the awards.
“All the cousins sat up watching it, and of course they’re proud. Adele’s the same as us — when she burst into tears, we all did too."
Anita went on to claim that despite her success and wealth, Adele is not one to flash the cash and being famous has not changed the 24-year old.
She explained: "Adele is an only child so when she’s round our lot it’s so different. Our lot fight over everything and you go round Adele’s and she’s got things to herself and it’s a totally different ball game.
“She hasn’t changed with her success, she is who she is. What you see is what you get, the package. Apart from a few expensive ballgowns, why would she change because she’s earning £41,000 a day?
“She’s quite thrifty with her money, she knows not to throw it around. She’s not a waster, she wasn’t brought up to waste."
Anita added: "She’s got a nice house — course you would have a nice house, that’s the first thing you’d buy. But what’s the difference between her house and mine? Only it’s a bit bigger.”
Following Adele's success at The Oscars, reports over the weekend suggested she's already been asked to sing the next James Bond theme, with a source telling The Sun: "They want her to become as synonymous with Bond as Dame Shirley."