Adele + Zach Galifianakis = Daddy Drama

Zach GalifianakisYou've heard the studies that claim every girl ends up dating a guy just like her father at some point? Adele seems to be taking them a wee bit too seriously. The Rolling in the Deep singer confessed she's got a thing for The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis.

I hear her. Funny IS sexy. And under all that facial fur, Galifianakis has a reputation for being quite the sweetie pie (or at least quite philanthropic). But can we talk about the 800 pound gorilla in the room? Namely Adele's pops?


Mark Evans was your prototypical crappy dad. He drank too much. He took off on Adele and her mom. And he didn't pay child support. Much of the anguish that's made her songs fly off the charts came straight from dear old daddy.

Now there's nothing to say Zach wouldn't be a big ol' cuddly teddy bear of a daddy. And considering his attitude on kids seeing his movies -- he thinks their parents suck if they let them watch -- he'll know when to set limits. But he and Mark Evans have an awful lot in common. Like their age -- Zach is 42, Evans is 47. And their affinity for living life in an altered state (pot for Zach, booze for Evans). It's a path that she's been down before, and although things are OK with Dad now, she's lucky. Sometimes we end up with a guy like our dad and it's the best thing that ever happened to us (yes, my husband shares some weird traits that I see in my own daddy). But when dad was no great shakes, why would you want to follow that road?

I don't care what science says about dating your dad. The incredibly talented Adele can do better than walking down that road. Here are just a few options:

Bradley Cooper: Galifianakis' co-star is apparently single, undoubtedly funny, and a full 11 years younger than her dad. Even better -- unlike his onscreen counterpart, Cooper does not drink.

Corey Monteith: The Glee star is single but wouldn't mind settling down to have kids. He's also abandoned drugs and drinking alike because of a somewhat hairy past, and he likes to sing! Oh, and at 29, he's just six years older than the 23-year-old Adele.

Do you find yourself attracted to guys who tend to be a lot like your dad? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? 


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