Kim Adkins is Adele's maternal aunt.
Kim is the daughter of John and Doreen Adkins. She has four siblings—Anita, Gary, John Anthony, and Penny, Adele's mother. Kim and Anita both provided Penny with assistance in raising Adele when necessary. Kim is married to a Turkish man named Ahmet and has four children—Bren, Cema-Filiz, Erol, and Erden.
When Adele was a teenager, she and her cousin, Kim's daughter Cema, worked for Kim in the Riverside Café.