Adele's estranged father has reached out to the soul star after learning she is pregnant, insisting he wants "more than anything" to be part of her life as she becomes a mother.
The Rolling In The Deep hitmaker announced last month (Jun12) she is starting a family with charity boss boyfriend Simon Konecki, and recent reports suggest she is due in September (12).
The Grammy-winning singer's dad Mark Evans, who split from Adele's mother Penny when the star was just three years old, heard the news from his own mother and he has now urged his daughter to consider a reconciliation.
He tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, "Mum rang and said, 'Mark, I've got some important news for you. Adele is expecting a child'. My first reaction was a surge of happiness for her. But as we chatted about how Adele had told her in person, it dawned on me that my daughter hadn't wanted to tell me herself. My happiness for her turned to gloom because I realised I really was out of the picture as far as she is concerned.
"I would have loved so much to have been able to hold her in my arms and tell her how happy I was for her. I want more than anything to be part of her life again and to be a big part in my little grandson or granddaughter's life.
"I'm having to face up to the fact that I may never get to know my grandchildren and it is breaking my heart. Sure, I've done wrong and I should have been there for her throughout her childhood but I am desperate to make amends now. I am begging her to give me another chance. It breaks my heart to think I might not see her in the years ahead or hold my little grandchild in my arms."
Evans will have a hard time convincing Adele to reconcile - she previously admitted she was angry at her estranged father for airing his heart ache in the press.
She told Vogue magazine, "It blows my mind. 'I love her so much.' Really? Why are you telling me that through a newspaper? If I ever see him I will spit in his face."