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‘I think I’m going to throw up’: Man proposes to longtime girlfriend at Adele’s concert

Adele helped a man propose to his girlfriend during her CBS special ‘Adele One Night Only,’ even while noting it was ‘a bit ironic’ to play cupid while promoting her ‘divorce, babe’ album.

As part of the two-hour special, a fan named Quentin brought his unsuspecting partner of seven years, Ashley, to Griffith Observatory, where Adele was performing to celebrities including Gordon Ramsey, Melissa McCarthy, Gabrielle Union, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen DeGeneres.   

‘I need every person to be really quiet, alright? If you make a noise, I’m going to kill you,’ the 15th Grammy winner said cheekily before Quentin guided Ashley, who was blindfolded, to the the stage.   

When Ashley removed her blindfold, she was shocked to see the audience in front of her and asked her soon-to-be fiancé ‘Who are these people?’

‘Thank God you didn’t let me eat, I would’ve thrown up,’ Ashley added, even before finding out that Adele was hiding behind the deemed lights of the stage, making the celebrity crowd burst out laughing.  

After Quentin popped the question, Adele emerged from the dark as an evidently dumbfounded Ashley wiped away her shock tears.

‘Hello Ashley. Hi Quentin, you alright?’ said Adele. The British singer then instructed them to take the seats in the front row and enjoy the ‘Make You Feel My Love’ performance.  

The concert, Adele’s first in over four years, was pre-recorded in October. 

As part of the surprise, a fan named Quentin brought his unsuspecting partner, Ashley, to the scenario at the Griffith Observatory, where Adele had been concerting celebrities including Gordon Ramsey, Melissa McCarthy, Gabrielle Union and Ellen DeGeneres

After Ashley said yes, Adele serenaded the couple with 'Make You Feel My Love'

After Ashley said yes, Adele serenaded the couple with ‘Make You Feel My Love’

Ashley and Quentin sat in front row seats between Melissa McCarthy and Lizzo to enjoy the performance

Ashley and Quentin sat in front row seats between Melissa McCarthy and Lizzo to enjoy the performance 

'Listen, I want to say thank you. I want to thank you for being so patient with me,' Quentin said between nervous laughs before composing himself and continuing with the romantic speech

‘Listen, I want to say thank you. I want to thank you for being so patient with me,’ Quentin said between nervous laughs before composing himself and continuing with the romantic speech

Ashley then went up to the stage and hugged the singer after her performance

Ashley then went up to the stage and hugged the singer after her performance

‘Thank God she said yes, because I didn’t know who I was going to have to sing this song to, you or him. Oh my god. Look at her, she’s so in shock,’ Adele said as Melissa McCarthy offered champagne to Ashley.  

But Quentin’s emotive speech had his fiancée in tears long before Adele unveiled her presence to Ashley, who went up to the stage and hugged the singer after her performance.  

‘Listen, I want to say thank you. I want to thank you for being so patient with me,’ Quentin said between nervous laughs before composing himself and continuing with the romantic speech.  

‘I’m extremely proud of you – and I mean – everyday, you blow my mind. There is absolutely nothing that you cannot do and I just know you are going to be an amazing mother to our kids one day, and I love you. I love you, I love you, I love you and will continue to love you forever,’ Quentin said before finally asking ‘Will you marry me?’    

When Ashley said yes, the crowd stood up and cheered the lovely couple, as piano notes of ”Make You Feel My Love’ started playing and Adele emerged from the stage and casually greeted Ashley. 

‘Hello Ashley, hi Quentin, You alright?’ said Adele before instructing them to go sit front row.     

'Thank God she said yes, because I didn't know who I was going to have to sing this song to, you or him. Oh my god. Look at her, she's so in shock,' Adele said

 ‘Thank God she said yes, because I didn’t know who I was going to have to sing this song to, you or him. Oh my god. Look at her, she’s so in shock,’ Adele said

Melissa McCarthy offered champagne to Ashley as she still wiped away tears of shock and joy

Melissa McCarthy offered champagne to Ashley as she still wiped away tears of shock and joy 

When Ashley removed her blindfold, she was shocked to see the audience in front of her and asked her soon-to-be fiancé 'Who are these people?'

When Ashley removed her blindfold, she was shocked to see the audience in front of her and asked her soon-to-be fiancé ‘Who are these people?’

I love you, I love you, I love you and will continue to love you forever,' Quentin said before finally asking 'Will you marry me?'

I love you, I love you, I love you and will continue to love you forever,’ Quentin said before finally asking ‘Will you marry me?’

In the special, Adele also opened up about the heartbreak her estranged alcoholic father caused her and the exact moment she knew she was not happy in her marriage during an interview with Oprah.

Adele confessed to Oprah that she felt embarrassed when it dawned on her that a divorce from entrepreneur Simon Konecki was inevitable, but added that Konecki was the person she respected the most and they were still great friends. 

‘I take marriage very seriously and it seems like I don’t…That’s what it should be. When we have kids, we stay together, and I tried. I was so disappointed for my son, I was so disappointed for myself,’ she said. 

The singer wiped away tears as she talked about her reconcilement with her estranged father, shortly before his death in May. 

‘My dad’s absolute lack of presence and effort…But I finally understood that it was the alcohol,’ she said. 

‘Nothing as scary as what I’ve been through in the past two years behind closed doors,’ she added.

The singer said she was in a shooting for a ‘boogie magazine,’ when, for the first time, she said out loud what she had been feeling for a long period of time. 

‘I just said it. I am really not happy. I’m not living, I’m just plugging along,’ Adele said she told a friend before filing for divorce in 2019.

'I just said it. I am really not happy. I'm not living, I'm just plugging along,' Adele said she told a friend before filing for divorce in 2019

‘I just said it. I am really not happy. I’m not living, I’m just plugging along,’ Adele said she told a friend before filing for divorce in 2019

After Oprah touched on Adele's 'interesting relationship' with alcohol, the singer said her father's death had made an impact in her lifestyle

After Oprah touched on Adele’s ‘interesting relationship’ with alcohol, the singer said her father’s death had made an impact in her lifestyle

The hardest part, Adele said, was explaining the divorce to her son Angelo

The hardest part, Adele said, was explaining the divorce to her son Angelo

The hardest part, Adele said, was explaining the divorce to her son Angelo. 

She said: ‘The hardest part, trying to explain to a six-year-old that I do love him [Konecki] I’m just not in love with him.’

The 33-year-old artist said she stills spends a lot of time with her ex-husband and that he is a pivotal part of her life. She also offered insight into the many changes that fans have noticed in her life in the recent years.  

After Oprah touched on Adele’s ‘interesting relationship’ with alcohol, the singer said her father’s death had made an impact in her lifestyle. 

‘It [ Alcohol] took my dad from me,’ Adele said. ‘Once I realized I had to do a lot to work on myself, I stopped drinking and started working out a lot.’     

Adele’s estranged father, Mark Evans, died in May at the age of 57 after a long battle with bowel cancer.  

She said she met with her father in Wales shortly before his death, and got closure after the heartbreak she suffered as a little girl due to Evan’s absence in her life. 

‘My dad’s absolute lack of presence and effort. But I finally understood that it was the alcohol,’ she said. 

Adele sang her heartfelt lyrics including Hello, Easy on Me, Skyfall, When We Were Young

Adele sang her heartfelt lyrics including Hello, Easy on Me, Skyfall, When We Were Young

The mother-of-one defended her change in appearance and added that the way she looks does not determine whether she's body positive or not

The mother-of-one defended her change in appearance and added that the way she looks does not determine whether she’s body positive or not

Adele said her father’s absence when she was a child had shaped the way she navigated relationships as an adult, and made her hurt her partners as a defense mechanism to avoid being hurt herself. 

‘I hurt the first, not in a malicious way, but protect herself,’ she said. 

Adele admitted that she got some closure when her father was able to understand how he hurt her by listening to her songs when they met before he died. 

The British singer told Oprah that the only expectations she has for her 9-year-old son Angelo is for him to be a good person.  

Adele also addressed her highly publicized change in appearance, and talked about her struggle with anxiety and how it affected her life.

The mother-of-one defended her change and added that the way she looks does not determine whether she’s body positive or not. 

‘I was body positive then and I’m body positive now. It’s not my job to validate [anyone],’ she said. 

She added that she occasionally eats fast food and her diet is not restricted.  

The special also showed Adele singing her heartfelt lyrics to a famous audience, with celebrities such as Gordon Ramsey, Melissa McCarthy, Gabrielle Union and Ellen DeGeneres in attendance at the performance in the Los Angeles Griffith Observatory. 

Adele also addressed her highly publicized change in appearance, and talked about her struggle with anxiety and how it affected her life

Adele also addressed her highly publicized change in appearance, and talked about her struggle with anxiety and how it affected her life

The special also showed Adele singing her heartfelt lyrics to a famous audience, with celebrities such as Gordon Ramsey, Melissa McCarthy, Gabrielle Union and Ellen DeGeneres in attendance at the performance in the Los Angeles Griffith Observatory

The special also showed Adele singing her heartfelt lyrics to a famous audience, with celebrities such as Gordon Ramsey, Melissa McCarthy, Gabrielle Union and Ellen DeGeneres in attendance at the performance in the Los Angeles Griffith Observatory

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