Corrie Aadi star’s life – racism hell, gorgeous girlfriend and co-star bonds

Things are getting tense for Coronation Street's Aadi Alahan and Kelly Neelan next week as they prepare to take their relationship to the next level – by getting married.

Determined to win a prize from the Weatherfield Gazette, Aadi and Asha put their names forward to win a dream wedding, but the Alahan family is soon torn apart by the news that the youngsters are engaged.

It’s been a rough ride so far for newbie actor Adam Hussain after taking on the role in 2020 from Zennon Ditchett, having to deal with Aadi’s estrangement from his dad Dev after the car crash that nearly killed him and Summer’s cheating scandal.

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But what about Adam’s life away from the ITV cobbles? From racism hell to his real-life partner, Daily Star takes a look.

Stunning partner

In real life, Adam’s romance is nothing like Aadi’s, and the 21-year-old actor recently went Instagram official with his girlfriend.

The star is dating law student Katie O’Relia, and last October headed off for a much-needed holiday at the swanky Sawcliffe Manor Country House in Yorkshire.

The pair shared a sweet snap together from the estate, both bundled up in jackets to protect against the autumn chill as Katie let her brunette hair fall to frame her face.

Adam, meanwhile, could be seen grinning at the camera as the sun set ahead of them, captioning his snap: “Exploring the wild.”

Since then, pair have attended various events together including the Soap Awards back in June 2022, with Katie wowing in a blue silk gown as Adam dressed to the nines in a charcoal suit.

At the star-studded bash, Adam posed alongside his on-screen sister Tanisha Gorey, who plays Asha in the soap, accompanied by her boyfriend Lucas Whelan.

Racism hell

Adam has opened up about the devastating effect racism has had on his family after his younger sister was the target of a vile verbal attack on a train.

The star demanded action from Manchester transport service Metrolink and Greater Manchester Police about the incident, in which his 19-year-old sister was subject to abuse by a man who called her a “terrorist”.

She had been travelling from Manchester Airport, where she was working the night shift.

Adam shared his sister’s Instagram post of the incident, in which she explained: “Called a terrorist coming home 6 in the morning from a night shift… didn’t know I was a terrorist for being brown.”

Adam later took to his Twitter to post: “My little sister was racially abused… when she was coming home from a night shift, [six] in the morning yesterday.

“It just goes to show how rampant racism still is.” He added that the incident was “appalling and outrageous”, claiming a tram driver witnessed the incident without stepping in.

He explained to Manchester Evening News at the time: “My sister is studying at [university] so she’s been doing night shifts to save a bit of money, and she was coming home on the tram around 6 in the morning.

"I hope more is done as people like this think they can say and act in such vile manners and think they can get away with it.

"I feel not many people report this sort of stuff because they feel nothing will be done and can’t be bothered with all the hassle – but that’s what motivates people even more to behave in a horrible way."

Metrolink bosses confirmed back in August 2021 that a “full investigation” was being carried out into the incident.

TV fame

Coronation Street isn’t the only thing Adam has made his name in, as he’s also starred in iconic BritBox drama The Bay as Josh Nubhai for two series.

The star also appeared in Hulu original series No Man’s Land as Nasser Jeune, along with finding fame on Amazon Prime’s Absentia as Rafiq.

His first ever TV role came back in 2019 when he starred as Mohammed in two episodes of Secret Life of Boys.

He took over from previous Aadi actor Zennon in 2020, after the star quit to focus on his A-Level exams.

But in a sweet tribute to his co-stars, Adam explained that the show feels “like school” for its younger cast members, explaining that he is good friends with the likes of Tanisha, Millie Gibson, Harriet Bibby and Elle Mulvaney.

The star told Digital Spy: “It’s like school for us! We come in, we socialise and we get along. We do meet up every now and again outside of work. We go bowling or go-karting, now that we're allowed to. We're like a little family."

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm on ITV.


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