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BBC Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts spoke about how her fiancee, actress Kate Holderness, met her in their first interview and photo shoot together with Hello! Magazine.
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Adele was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer last October and underwent chemotherapy after surgery to remove a tumour.
Adele has opened up about her relationship with fiancé Kate in an exclusive interview
“It sounds strange, but it brought us closer than ever,” she tells the magazine. “I’ve always loved Kate, but since my diagnosis I’ve seen a different side of her. She is my advisor, my mentor and the best nurse ever. She helped me when I could barely walk and had to shuffle to work at Radio 1. She’s my absolute hero.”
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Kate adds: “I’ve always been a shy person but Adele’s illness released a power in me I never knew I had.”
On October 1, 2021, Adele received her devastating diagnosis. “After a scan, the doctor broke the bad news. My first question was, ‘Am I going to die – and is it my fault?’ I felt bad for doing this to Kate and my family, but now I know that cancer is nobody’s fault and unfortunately it will happen to every second one of us.” With Kate by her side, Adele drew solace while her fiancé put on a brave face.
Adele and Kate fell in love for the first time in 2004
“I was devastated,” says Kate. “But I held back the tears because I didn’t want her to think I thought she wasn’t going to hit it. So I went into practical mode and wrote down everything the doctor said.”
In the interview, the couple also recalled how they first fell in love after meeting in 2004 when Adele was a presenter for her local Lancashire radio station Rock FM. “I saw a girl DJing at a nightclub and decided that was my calling, too,” says Kate. “But it turns out the universe was calling me to Adele. When I asked a friend if she knew any DJs who could teach me something, she introduced us. The moment we met I felt like I already knew her, that I would have found my twin soul.”
“I felt the same way,” says Adele. “I’ve never been good at relationships, but with Kate, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. Since then we have hardly been apart. We stayed up all night talking and within the first week we were talking about marriage.
“I thought I’d loved before, but with Kate it’s on a different level; she is the first person i fell in love with. I took her to meet my family, which I’ve never done with a partner before.”
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