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Adele forgives ex-boyfriend who inspired 21

British soul star Adele has reconnected with the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart and inspired her hit album 21.

The singer wrote the chart-topping album about her painful break-up after splitting from the unnamed ex, who she called her "soulmate".

Now Adele reveals she has forgiven her former lover and they have even been in contact to "share" the success of 21.

Speaking at a London concert earlier this week (begs19Sep11), the star told fans, "We're becoming friends again. It's alright, I know what I'm doing. Enough time has gone by now.

"Now with what's going on with the album around the world it's important to be able to share it with him. Because it's marvellous what has happened. He changed my life, I can't deny that.

"The album helped me get over splitting up with my boyfriend. It helped me forgive and I hope he has forgiven himself."