Inside Adele’s varied inner circle from all walks of life as ex-Eastenders actor Sid Owen invites her to his wedding

ADELE certainly has her pick of superstar friends – from Elton John to Jennifer Lawrence. 

But Adele still keeps to her London roots with some of her more down-to-earth friendships.

We told how ex-Enders Sid Owen, 49, has invited pal Adele, 33, to his upcoming wedding to girlfriend Victoria Shores. 

Sid – who played Ricky Butcher on the BBC soap – is friends with the singer through her charity CEO ex husband Simon Konecki. 

The actor said: “She’s not with my best friend Simon any more but, of course, out of respect she will be invited.

“They are actually still really good friends, they still get on well, so if she can make it then definitely.

“Simon is going to be my best man. I was Simon’s best man at their wedding.”

But he’s not the only unexpected friend in Adele’s extremely eclectic social circle. 

From Alan Carr to Jennifer Lawrence and Elton John, we look at Adele’s close confidantes. 

Sid Owen

Sid has remained friendly with Adele – even though she split with his buddy Simon Konecki in 2019.

In 2012, the singer even considered making the actor godfather to her son Angelo, eight, before settling on Alan Carr.

A source told the Sun: “It was a toss-up between Sid and Alan for the godfather role and technically kids can have more than one godfather if the parents want.

“But even though the talk was that Sid was frontrunner, Alan’s been told by Adele he’s the godfather because he does so much with her and her new family.

“He’s stayed over at her house in London and gone to gigs with her as well as on long walks.

“It means if anything happens to Adele and her partner Simon, he’ll have a big part to play in Angelo’s life.

“And if Adele’s thought far ahead, Alan’s likely to be named in her will as a potential guardian along with her mum Penny.”

Alan Carr 

Funnyman Alan, 45, first became friends with Adele in 2008 after meeting at the Brit Awards.

When Alan got married to party planner husband Paul Drayton in 2018, Adele got ordained so she could officiate the ceremony. 

Alan said: "So she did everything, and she got ordained, and she married us. She is the kindest, most sweetest, loveliest person ever."

The singer also paid for the entire event at her house in Los Angeles. 

Alan told BBC’s The One Show: “"We’ve known her for ages, and when we told her we were getting married she said, 'Can I please plan the whole day for you?'

"She did it all at her house. So, we got in there, and there is a grand piano with a man playing Ordinary People.

"Then she sang with our first dance, it was absolutely amazing. I can never repay her, she’s a one-off as we all know."

Lady Gaga

Poker Face singer Lady Gaga, 35, first became pals with Adele in 2014 over a possible duet. 

A source told the Daily Star at the time: “Adele and Lady Gaga have become random friends and often speak on the phone.

“Adele's a massive fan of Lady Gaga's voice and thinks she's underrated as an actual singer-songwriter.

"The plan is to get in the studio together in LA in the New Year.

"Adele has started work on a song she thinks would make the perfect piano-led duet.

"It's early days and there's no guarantee it will make the album, Adele will only release it if it's brilliant and does them both justice but it certainly has the potential to be a classic!"

While the song never surfaced, the duo bonded in a studio session in 2015, with Gaga posting on Instagram: “Nothing like a Wednesday night bro-down with the beautiful Adele.”

Adele also hung out with Gaga after she performed with Metallica at the Grammy Awards in 2017.

In 2019, Lady Gaga joked on Twitter she would name her new album “Adele” after her friend. 

Jennifer Lawrence

The 31-year-old actress met Adele when they both won Oscars at the Academy Awards in 2013.

Adele won the gong for her Bond theme song Skyfall while Jennifer won supporting actress for Silver Linings Playbook. 

Two years ago the pair were spotted partying at a drag queen show in New York. 

She told Time in 2016: “We all see her success. Her undeniable talent and beauty.

"But what you don't see is what a wonderful mother she is. What a wonderful partner and friend she is. That she makes her son's Halloween costumes. 

“Adele is a gift, an international treasure, but she's also sweet, funny, intelligent and beautiful. B***h."

Lauren Paul 

Wife of Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul met and bonded over being mums. 

Lauren, 34, married Aaron – who played Jesse Pinkman in the Netflix series – in 2013 and had daughter Story Annabelle three years ago. 

For Adele’s 32nd birthday she posted a throwback pic to a trip to Las Vegas on Instagram. 

She wrote: “Happy birthday angel babe Adele. 

“You came into my life a few months before I had Story and you quickly became one of the most important figures in my journey as a new mother. 

“You have taught me so much. You glow because your heart is full. I’m so proof of the human you are.

“Wish we were reliving this Vegas sleepover.” 

Harry Styles

Adele met Harry, 27, through industry buddies ahead of releasing his solo debut Sign of the Times in 2015. 

Although the One Directioner had previously admitted having a crush on the singer. 

Aged 17, he said: “She makes me weak at the knees.”

But the pair properly became friends a few years later. 

Harry said of his pal: "I think she leads by example, she's the biggest, she's amazing, she's the best so she should be the biggest. 

“The thing with her is she's a different thing, she's just good at it, I like how she does everything, it looks very nice."

Harry said: “I've spoken to her a little bit, she knows one of the guys that I wrote [his album] with a lot."

They were spotted on holiday together in the Caribbean in 2020, frolicking on an Anguillan beach. 

Harry later denied rumours of any romance after being quizzed by radio DJ Howard Stern.

Taylor Swift

Adele became friends with Taylor, 31, soon after going to her 2018 Reputation concert tour in London.

The pair took a selfie backstage and remained in touch since.

This year it was rumoured the pair were collaborating on a single after a song named Broken Hearts had both singers cited as writers. 

But a source told the Mail Online there was “no truth” to speculation they would release a duet.

Adele said of Swift in Time: “I love her – how powerful she is.

“We’ll get lumped together now because of it, but I think we would both feel the ability to say yes or no to things even if we weren’t successful.”

Elton John 

Elton and Adele buddied up in 2012 when Elton rang the singer to congratulate her on winning six Grammys.

During telly special Live in London, Adele told how she assumed the sweet gesture from the 74-year-old was a prank call. 

She said: “I had no idea who it was and he just started chatting away. I passed the phone over to a friend and I was like, "Yeah, it’s Elton". 

“It still cracks me up. It made me think, ‘My God, it’s another level now’.”

Adele even sent her apologies for missing Elton’s 2014 wedding to partner David Furnish. 

The note – which Elton shared on Instagram – read: "Biggest congratulations my loves.

"Have a wonderful day. I'm sorry we are not there. See you in 2015. Love Adele, Simon and Angelo. x." 

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field

Robbie’s wife Ayda Field, 42, bonded with Adele in the early noughties and she even got a shout out as the singer accepted a Golden Globe. 

She told the audience in 2013: “Honestly, I’ve come out for a night out with my friend Ayda. 

“We’re new mums … We’ve been p*****g ourselves laughing.”

Former X Factor judge Ayda is said to have inspired Adele’s dramatic seven stone weight loss.

She introduced Adele to pilates instructor Camila Goodis and the pair enjoyed joint work outs. 

Camila said: “I trained Ayda for a long time and it happens that they are good friends so I did Adele when she was there in Robbie’s house.

“I don’t believe she liked exercise much but she has changed her lifestyle and I believe that 90 per cent was dieting.”

Nicole Richie

Socialite Nicole Richie, 40, lives just a stone’s throw from Adele in California’s Hidden Hills area. 

Nicole, musician husband Joel Madden and their kids live on the same star-studded street as Adele, Jennifer Lawrence and Katy Perry.

And last year Adele revealed the pair were friends with an Instagram post wishing The Simple Life star a happy birthday. 

She wrote: “I admire you and love you so much. You are the epitome of self preservation, self love and absolute savagery! 

“You are so so cherished by so many angel girl! Keep making us laugh babes, we adore you to the moon and back.”

In the post she shared a series of pictures and a cheeky video of Nicole jumping out at her. 

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