Adele is practicing the policy of forgiving but not forgetting. The singer admitted that she has mended fences with the ex that inspired the heartbreak that she sings about so passionately on her gazillion-selling, critically adored '21' album. While the heartbreak was necessary to inspire Adele's art, which connected with millions of fans, Adele is being quite the adult about things now that it's all calm water under a reconstructed bridge between herself and the anonymous man she once referred to as her 'soulmate.'

"We're becoming friends again," Adele admitted at a concert in London this week, according to Spinner. "It's alright, I know what I'm doing. Enough time has gone by now."

Time does heal all wounds, even for superstar singers in the spotlight. In fact, Adele said that she and the unnamed ex are sharing in the success of '21.' She said, "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 marvelous what has happened. He changed my life, I can't deny that." Indeed, without him or his actions, Adele's music might not have been so emotionally resonant. That's the trade off and the sacrifice for one's art.

'21' was therapy for the singer, as well. She said that he record "helped me forgive, and I hope he has forgiven himself." Like we said, don't hate on the breaker of Adele's heart. He inspired a terrific piece of art in the process, one that many brokenhearted people are flocking to for comfort. It's all cyclical when it comes to music.

'21' is the best-selling album of 2011 in both the U.S. and her native U.K., with some estimates topping out at the 10 million copies sold mark! That's a wonderful example of turning a lemon into lemonade!