Adele has credited the ex-boyfriend who inspired the songs on her hit new album 21 for turning her into a woman.
The British singer poured her heart out in tracks on 21 after she split from the unnamed ex - and ran off stage in tears at the recent Brit Awards after performing a painful break-up song.
But the Rolling in the Deep singer insists the romance and the boyfriend were good for her.
She tells Rolling Stone magazine, "He was artistic, but not romantic. We'd just bicker (argue) over a cup of tea or the fact that my lighter wasn't working.
"(But) he made me an adult and put me on the road that I'm travelling on."