Here are some of the photos from Lily Allen’s August cover pictorial for Elle UK. Yes, she’s “retired” but she’s still doing endless promotion – I think this interview is to promote her clothing line/shop, Lucy in Disguise, that she does with her sister. The interview – and the pictorial – were done before Lily married her longtime boyfriend Sam Cooper, and before she announced her current pregnancy. She doesn’t look pregnant in the photos, unless we’re talking about her bigger boobs. I actually think these photos of Lily are rather gorgeous, and I so rarely think that of Lily. She’s cute, sure, but gorgeous? What a difference a good haircut and sophisticated styling does for a girl. Does anyone else think she looks a bit like Katy Perry? And by that I mean Dita Von Teese.
Here are some excerpts from Lily’s Elle interview:
Lily Allen has revealed that her local church helped her get through her darkest days after losing her unborn baby last year. The Smile star, 26, explained that because of the kindness of the village vicar and the local community, she was inspired to actually wed in the chapel, something she’d not considered previously. She said it was a way of expressing how important the community of Cranham, Gloucestershire, had become to her and now husband Sam Cooper as they struggled to cope with their loss.
Talking to Elle magazine, she said: ‘People wouldn’t have thought I’d have a church wedding, but since I had the really traumatic experience last year, our local community all pitched in. We hadn’t been there long, but after the news got out we received flowers and really heartfelt, beautifully written cards. Our vicar said a similar thing had happened to his family, so he would come over and sit with me. It feels really nice. We feel protected.’
Lily tied the knot with building boss Sam at the Anglican St James the Great church on June 11. The pair had bought a £3million house there after deciding to quit London for good in September while Lily was pregnant and soon felt at home. However, the singer suffered a viral infection and lost the baby at six months.
But the star said despite her heartbreak, she hadn’t reverted back to her wild partying ways – and credited Sam with helping her change. She explained: ‘I wasn’t eating then, you know, [I was] going out at night. I guess when you’re not eating you have to distract yourself with other things. Come three o’clock it was like, ‘Oh I suppose it’s acceptable to have a glass of wine.’ And then by four o’clock I would have had four glasses. It’s not the way to be. But then I met Sam and he noticed that behaviour. I think it came to a point for him where he was thinking, “Can I be with this girl if this is what her life is like? I want to make this work, but I can’t live in this world.” I just needed someone to tell me.’
Lily added becoming healthier has made her see models and pop stars for what they are too.
She said: ‘I hang out with models, the biggest pop stars and, you know, really and honestly, I hate saying this, but none of them are achieving those body shapes by being healthy. They’re not just going to the gym two hours a day. They’re not eating or they’re taking speed not to eat. In America everyone abuses that Adderall stuff and people aren’t normal.’
Her raw interview doesn’t name any names but she is clearly referring to people that she has spent a lot of time with and monitored their eating habits. However, despite her growing confidence now she is Mrs Cooper, Lily says she doesn’t like wearing certain clothes if she feels like there is too much on display. But despite her own insecurities she says Sam makes her feel brilliant and loves every piece of her body.
On their wedding day, it was also revealed that the couple are pregnant and her tiny bump was slightly visible underneath her gorgeous dress. Even before Lily and Sam became husband and wife, she had personalized Louis Vuitton luggage made with her married initials LRC (Lily Rose Cooper) printed, which she says freaked her husband out.
‘He was really freaked out when he saw it. I practised my signature within an hour of him proposing’, she said.
[From The Mail]
Sigh… remember when Lily used to get wasted at award shows and slag off Kate Moss and Elton John? That drunk bitch got sober! Good for her, sure, but it’s kind of funny to hear her talk about her misspent liquor-soaked days like she only realized she should change her ways when she met her current husband. I remember Lily back when she was a mess – and she really was a mess, publicly and vocally. Lots of people were like “Lily has a problem” or “Lily was so drunk, she had to be carried out of a black tie event” or “Lily got all coked up and started a Twitter feud with —–” or “Lily is sauced again, she’s ruining her career.” But it took Sam to change her, according to her. Oh well… I hope her pregnancy is healthy and I hope she and Sam stay tight.
Photos courtesy of ELLE UK.