Adele sent a ‘flunkey’ on a 140-mile pizza run for a pizza she didn’t even eat


Here are some photos of Adele playing Glastonbury a few weeks back. I just never got around to posting these! I really like her hair these days. After Adele played Glastonbury, she had a few days off, then she started her North American tour on July 5th in Minnesota. She played Chicago last night, and she’ll play Chicago again on Wednesday. My point? I think Adele has been in America for a week or longer. So I’m not sure how much stock we want to put in this story from The Sun. The Sun claims that Adele recently (??) ordered a hotel assistant (or someone) out to get a pizza in what turned out to be a 140-mile journey, then Adele didn’t even eat the pizza. The catch is that this supposedly happened in England. When?

Adele sent a flunkey at a posh country retreat on a 140-mile round trip to grab her a pizza. The hungry superstar, 28, did not even eat it. She fell asleep before the takeaway — from near where she lives — was delivered four hours later.

A source at the luxury Cotswolds haven where Adele was staying with her partner and three-year-old son Angelo said: “It was still in the box when the maid came next morning.”

Rolling in the Deep singer Adele phoned room service at 11pm to order pizza. But she spurned those cooked on site at the 100-acre Soho Farmhouse resort north of Oxford. The source said: “She was told they had the best ovens. But she insisted that staff fetch the pizza from her local company.”

[From The Sun]

So instead of ordering a pizza from a local place close to this luxury resort, Adele made someone at the hotel go to her favorite pizza place in London. And then she fell asleep before the pizza even came. But the pizza was likely still good? Cold pizza in the morning? While some are taking this as evidence that Adele has changed, if this is considered diva behavior, what must you think of the real divas, the donut-lickers and walking-refusers? It sounds more like Adele was maybe a bit drunk and she had a craving for her favorite pizza and she asked someone at the hotel to go get it and she passed out. That’s just my guess.


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  1. Pinky says:

    That’s ’cause when he flunky got back, the pizza was cold.

    Reminds me of this:


  2. Fee says:

    Lol, sounds fake.

    • G says:

      I just saw Adele in Chicago. This rumor is not true.

      • Guesto says:

        How exactly does you just seeing Adele in Chicago make this ‘rumour’ untrue? it says ‘recent’. ‘Recent’ is anything from a week to a month ago.

        if this story is true, it is pretty foot-stampy divaish. SohoFarmhouse is incredibly well serviced as far as food is concerned so I’m sure they’d have been able to provide her with pretty much the pizza she wanted.

        Adele’s recent and wholly OTT reaction to Tony Visconti indicates that yes, she could be this divaish and up her own arse.

      • PB4year says:

        What the original poster means is that Adele responded to this rumor at the first night of her Chicago concert on Sunday night to her audience, as she often does whenever a story comes out about her. She said it wasn’t true and that these British rags always print lies about her. I mean the story originated from the Daily Fail.

        Now I understand why she goes into hiding after every album, with all of these false stories, she probably can’t wait till this tour is over so she can disappear again.

      • The thing on Trump's head says:

        You mean because this fat cow would not let a Pizza go uneaten?

        Or you think she would not lie to a pleeb like you?

    • Mltpsych says:

      But if this report was Aniston, Swift or Goopy we would have heard how awful that person was to do that to the peasant. Adele gets a pass?

      • Moneypenny says:

        Exactly. If Goop had someone go to London to get her favorite green juice, people would be up in arms.

      • tealily says:

        I’m guessing she gets a pass because we haven’t really heard any other stories like this about her? I don’t know. I don’t really follow Adele, but I don’t recall reading any.

      • V4Real says:

        Well she did tell a person to suck her -ick out loud at a concert with no care at all if their were kids in the audience. That speaks volumes about ones character.

      • qwerty says:

        Nope, that just means she doesn’t feel responsible for raising other people’s kids.

  3. Bellagio says:

    So what? I don’t believe this report, but even if she is, she is paying for it.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I really doubt some poor hotel emloyee was being paid extra for their journey. If this is true, she’s turning into and a-hole.

      • V4Real says:

        She’s not turning into one, IMO she already is one. But of course the die hard Adele fans will see no wrong in what she does.

      • perplexed says:

        Couldn’t the hotel step in and say that he or she didn’t have to do it?

        I could see her asking the hotel if they could accommodate the request, but not really being aware of what the hotel had to do to get the pizza. I suspect the hotel itself forced the employee to make the 140 mile run rather than simply saying that it would be tough on their employee and putting in a no. If she asked her personal assistant to run off to get the pizza, I think I would find that much stranger and jerk-ish. But, here, if you ask the hotel for something, I figure it would be up to management to say what is unreasonable.

      • Bridget says:

        Why would they be paid extra? If they’re tasked to do this (and for a concierge service at a high end hotel, misc errands would absolutely be a part of their job) it should be included in their regular wages.

      • Erinn says:

        I don’t know how she wouldn’t know what would be involved with the request. It’s over an hour out of the way to get to this pizza place? Could she not have taken the 30 seconds to ask Siri what pizza places were in the area? And if she still demanded that specific pizza – she could have at least stayed awake to receive it, my god. If you’re THAT hungry that you need to send someone on a multi-hour journey to get your stupid pizza, you could at least not fall asleep while waiting for it.

        I don’t care who ordered it – it’s obnoxious for her to have not even have been awake by the time it was delivered. Either get food closer by, or go to sleep. Don’t send people on pointless trips to food that you’re not even going to be awake to eat.

      • C says:

        V4real, I agree with you. Some of her answers like ‘suck my dick’ etc proves she’s already an a-hole.

      • Bridget says:

        Oh, I think she’s an a-hole. But in this one, if the employee was paid their usual wages for their time I don’t get the big deal about the request.

      • Bellagio says:

        Why would they be paid extra? I am assuming the room or suite she is renting is costing thousands of pounds, and there are certain perks when you pay the big bucks. Hotel is covering the gas costs and the employee is still being paid, regardless if he/she is tending to the guest in the hotel or maybe running an errand. Four Seasons has the policy of never saying no to the guests and you know what, they pay for it. Had the guy maybe received an insane tip (which I have a feeling is the reason for possibly leaking this story if true), you would not hear about it. Also the hotel had every right not to accommodate her request, if they deemed the request outrageous. I have a hunch how this thing played out:
        1.Adele calls the guest services and wants pizza at 11 PM. Manager is a fan and offers to get her favorite pizza, because he wants to make an impression.
        2.Manager sends a disgruntled employee to drive to London around midnight (also this doesn’t make sense, because pizza places in London mostly closed by this time. In US & Canada, most of them are open until 2 am)
        3. Employee comes back with the pizza and it’s already 2 AM. Manager takes the pizza from him, stiffing him out of a chance to get a big tip from Adele, and personally delivers it to he. Employee is mad at both
        4. Her husband opens the door, because Adele is already asleep at this point, and takes the pizza and leaves it on the table and gets back to bed.
        5. Next morning, nobody really feels like eating the cold pizza and it is left untouched
        6. The employee is so frustrated that he leaks the story to the newspaper
        7. And here we are debating what happened like mini Poirot

      • perplexed says:

        “I don’t know how she wouldn’t know what would be involved with the request. It’s over an hour out of the way to get to this pizza place? Could she not have taken the 30 seconds to ask Siri what pizza places were in the area”

        With fancy expensive hotels, don’t they usually just do what you ask them to do regardless of how ridiculous the request is? In hotels, even the cheap-y ones, I’ve never gotten the impression that guests are really expected to flip out Siri to find the pizza place themselves. In hotels, where frontline customer service is one of the big selling points, you’re generally allowed to ask customer service for assistance even on things that would appear abnormal to the rest of us. That’s why I think it was up to hotel management to decide whether or not her request was unreasonable.

        Like I said, if she had sent her own assistant 140 miles out just to get a pizza, I would find that much stranger. But even in cheaper hotels that don’t involve celebrities you’re generally allowed to make whatever request you’d like and then it’s up to them to say yes or no. It’s the management that’s dealing with the employee who has to go out 140 miles out, not Adele. I think the hotel could have just said “Sorry, not happening” and the employee could have been spared the hassle. But I can’t see Adele, no matter how famous or rich she is, actually having the power to force the employee to do something he or she doesn’t want to do — in this case, it’s the hotel management that has the power to do so.

    • Francesca says:

      Count me in the Adelehole camp. I do not get her darling status at all. Others would be castigated for this kind of behavior.

  4. Don't kill me I'm French says:

    She really is taking the road of the divas.

    • Narak says:

      There would absolutely be a delivery fee, unless the posh hotel includes things like that in what are probably very high rates.

  5. Bridget says:

    As long as the person is being paid for their time, I don’t see any problem with this.

  6. FingerBinger says:

    That must be great pizza.

  7. Krista says:

    Dumb question, but is “mile” the typical unit of distance in the UK like is in the US? I thought that kilometer was more common??

    • Bex says:

      Yep, we use miles. You won’t find kilometres on any road signs in the UK.

    • lucy2 says:

      UK uses miles – I never noticed it before but was on a tour in England last year and all of a sudden wondered why everything said miles, I assumed KM.

    • Krista says:

      Ok, thanks ladies. I’m calling BS on this story anyway, but I wasn’t sure how right or wrong the wording was.

  8. Melody says:

    When exhausted and hungry, I have often fallen asleep before eating. And as for the “flunky” I’m sure Adele paid for the pizza and the time needed to get it – stop complaining about having to do your job.

    Unless you’re complaining about wasting food – in which case, go eat those avocados and spring greens wilting in your fridge before you judge. Sheesh people…

  9. Nancy says:

    Sounds like bs to me. I hate the term flunkey. Anyone who is doing something, anything for pay, friendship, whatever is hardly a failure. Lose the word.

  10. Sonja says:

    NO. This is her being an entitled arsehole – I used to work with ‘Artists’ at events – this sort of behaviour would have put her right to the top of the shit list.

    Are you insane? you think this is NORMAL?

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Yeah, if this is true, she’s horrible.

      • crtb says:

        Why? I have often read stoies about celebrities who had a craving for a specific food and had it sent across the country. I remeber Beyonce ordered thousands of dollars of pizza from half way accross the country and ate one slice. That is part of the job as an asistant, to run grunge errands for their boss. The most expensive hotels supply the most outrageous demads for guest: regardles of cost (including drugs and women). There are stories of Nostroms taking back tires ( which they don’t sell) to appease a customer. If you are rich enough, many restaurant will make any food that is requested even if it isn’t on the menu.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Because it isn’t about craving your favourite food. It’s making a ridiculous demand because you can. It’s about showing power and watching people oblige. If you do it you’re an asshole no matter if you pay for it.

      • Bridget says:

        It’s the service industry. They’re providing a service. If she’s willing to pay for it, and the hotel is willing to provide for it (hotels are, after all, a customer service business) then how is that an asshole?

    • Kitten says:

      I’m chuckling at all the comments that are saying that there’s no way this is true. I mean who knows right? But people are willing to believe the most insanely implausible stories about celebs, but not this because Adele is sacred.

      • Nancy says:

        Right? Back in his day, Elvis flew from Graceland to Denver and back in one night on his private jet to get a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with his favorite pb & j and this is a documented story. These celebs are so wealthy that they literally can do as they please. Adele just might have wanted that pizza at that moment, the world is their oyster. But then again, remember Elvis’ fate. Case in point, be careful what you wish for!

      • Erinn says:


      • Cricket says:

        Nancy.. hee hee .. reading your comment about Elvis made me think of one I read about him. Something to the effect that Lisa Marie wanted a white Christmas so Elvis somehow had snow brought into Memphis so they would have a white Christmas.

        I think celebs/rich generally have ridiculous requests just because they can. In regards to the Adele story, I read she has stopped drinking because it affects her voice but then heard her tell James during their carpool ride she got drunk on champagne and paid for another table’s bill.. anyway, my point is if this really did happen, then I agree she was probably drunk .. only because it says she ordered the 4 hour delivery pizza at 11pm.. who would be up at 3am ish to eat the pizza?

      • Ash says:

        I tend not to put anything past anyone, especially celebrities.

      • Nancy says:

        @Cricket: Well you know I had to google that one! Forty-One years ago, he took Lisa Marie on the Lisa Marie once again to Colorado because she had never seen snow. They flew in and out on the same day. The captain kept a log of all of his flights. Seems like Denver was a favorite destination. Bet he got another peanut butter and banana sandwich. Now I have a sudden desire to listen to Elvis Costello and eat a banana…go figure…

  11. Frexit says:

    I don’t believe this story at all and I’m kind of judging anyone who does.

    “The Sun” yeah.

    • mandy says:

      I agree!
      I think they make up this rubbish because she gives them so little to gossip about!

    • Nope says:

      Unfortunately this kind of behaviour hqppened in Verona, as well. Sad I have to say this.

      • Bex says:

        What happened in Verona?

      • Izzy says:

        A fan at her concert in Verona was recording the event on their phone; she stopped mid-concert to shut it down.

      • Cricket says:

        I thought the issue with that was the woman had a selfie stick thing and was blocking other people’s view of the concert.

      • lucy2 says:

        Someone set up a tripod and camera and was recording, and she asked them to stop and actually enjoy being at the show.
        I think she was 100% justified in that, most performers do not allow recording like that, and the person was disrupting others behind them.

      • Nope says:

        Im not talking about the concert. She has been absolutely rude with the hotel staff and her personal chef. She even moved to another hotel for no apparent reason. Her bodyguards forced the other clients to move away from the restaurant that she decided to visit. They even asked people that were walking down the street to move to the other side while she was having her pizza. I was there. Since she was absolutely unrecognizable, nobody was really looking at her, we found out it was Adele only because of her staff crazy behaviour.

  12. Addison DeWitt says:

    I really love her dress in these pictures

  13. lucy2 says:

    I’m not buying it – she doesn’t give them any scandals to gossip about, so this kind of stuff gets exaggerated or made up all together.

    If by chance it is true, that’s pretty jerky to ask someone to do, but that’s really why I’m doubting it, I don’t think she’s that high maintenance.

  14. lower-case deb says:

    i wonder when she was the Cotswolds,
    she’s virtually been on tour across Europe since she got back to the UK.

    also cold pizza? i hope they heated the pizza first before serving it to her sleeping self. however, i know someone who loves cold pizza so much… but for me cold pizza is no.

    if its true, i hope the guy/gal gets paid handsomely, and i hope they caught lots of good pokemons along the way.

    • Brittney B. says:

      It depends on the pizza. Now that I’m vegan, I have to have it hot (the “cheese” tastes weird otherwise). But cold thin crust Chicago pizza used to be my favorite food in the world! I preferred deep dish when it was warm and fresh, but there’s just something about the taste of cold thin-crust pizza for breakfast…

    • Kitten says:

      I’m one of those people. MUCH prefer pizza cold or room temp.
      I don’t get people who enjoy burning the roof of their mouths with hot cheese.

    • Jwoolman says:

      Wouldn’t a pricey hotel have a refrigerator in the room? And probably an oven to heat things up? Wouldn’t the delivery person just put the box in the fridge if she was asleep? Pizza for breakfast is great…

    • lower-case deb says:

      thanks for your opinions, i really do enjoy hearing from other people about food and stuff. we should have some CB food club or recipe club?
      room temperature is as far as i can tolerate. agree, @BrittneyB, as loong as the cheese stays melty and gooey.

      however i musy also say that i concur with @Kitten, no roof burning, but definitely warm and toasty.

      unless you’re my son, who zaps it in the oven until a few seconds before my fire alarm goes off.

      however i must admit i have never had the courage to try cold deep dish! will take up on the challenge and report back!

      the person i was talking about is none other than my husband. he likes borderline rock solid cold pizza (like thawed frozen situstion) which baffles me. so if we are to order pizza i’ll eat it as soon as we get it, leave a slice out for next-day breakfast… and put the rest in the fridge in the coldest part for him to eat the day after next. directly out of the fridge with milk.

      however, i suspect that it has a different sort of sensation that appeals to him?

      @jwoolman, oh yeah, i forgot about microwaves, i’m guessing since its a higher scale place at least a microwave?
      btw, i have finally finished reading about the Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cell that was recommended a few weeks back. wow. thank you!

      • Cricket says:

        nothing worse than microwaved pizza. ick.. the crust just goes all chewy gross..

        anyone ever heard of putting the pizza – including the cardboard pizza box in the oven to warm it up? I never ever thought of putting the box in the oven but saw someone do that one to re-heat it after it was delivered so just for a short period of time and on low but still … in the box?! nuts!

      • Lady D says:

        Cricket, I found a recipe for apple pie baked in a paper bag in my grandma’s cookbook from the 30’s. I’m assuming paper bags were a little thicker in those days.

      • Jwoolman says:

        I have been known to eat frozen pizza while it was still frozen… Maybe let it thaw a little bit to avoid broken teeth. (Only cheese pizza, though, wouldn’t recommend this for meat.) Some brands are better than others for this.

        Of course, I also like frozen peas and corn that way also…. Makes it hard to actually heat up enough for a regular meal since I pick at it before it goes into the microwave. But it’s so good that way!

  15. Robin says:

    If true, it’s an assholish demand to make. But the hotel could have/should have just told her they weren’t able to do it.

  16. Dangles says:

    It wouldn’t bother me if i was the flunkey. If i’m getting paid i’d rather spend it in my car listening to music and talk radio rather than being stuck at work doing menial tasks and dealing with people.

    • Agreed. Flunky is getting paid and it’s certainly better than picking up after her dogs or organizing her dry cleaning. Not sure why this is considered diva behavior, it’s not like she violently shoved it down flunky’s pants when he/she got back.

  17. JenniferJustice says:

    I don’t believe my Adele did this. If it did happen, it’s because her son wanted his home-town pizza. He’s three now – old enough to only like the pizza he’s used to.

  18. Annika says:

    Haha this is great. It can’t possibly be true, because it’s everyone’s best girlfriend Adele.
    But guess what we do here? We speculate and gossip about stories that might or might not be true.
    Maybe not the worst diva behaviour of all time, but pretty entitled. I don’t care if she is paying for it (well of course she is, that’s the whole point). It was probably a pain in the neck for the employee tasked with it.
    Celebrities are the worst, and best girlfriend Adele is no exception.

  19. Kate says:

    Apart from anything else, it’s an idiotic request to make. The little things that make a pizza unusually good are lost if you don’t eat it till hours later. The kitchen is great at the hotel, any pizza they gave her would have been just as good as the one she wanted after it had been on a long car ride.

    If it absolutely had to be that pizza it would have made more sense to bring back the ingredients or get the hotel to call and ask how they make the pizza.

  20. louise says:

    adele has such a big heart that I believe there is more to the story. she probably wished she had that kind of pizza and an adoring fan offered to get it. plus I am sure that she would have tipped him extremely well!!!!!! I personally would have offered to go to the north pole for anything she wanted. think of all she has given or done for everyone else. people just can’t wait to tear down someone who has made it big. they are jealous, mean little people. adele is a goddess from another planet and deserves all the good things coming her way. those who are finding fault with her should get a life and make sure they don’t live in a glass house!

  21. Chris Christie's Belt says:

    She is obese and needs to lay off the pies.