Lily Allen announces pregnancy


British singer Lily Allen, 25, has confirmed the rumors that she’s pregnant with her boyfriend Sam Cooper’s child. Allen has been wearing loose tops for months, but denied pregnancy rumors back in May. In an interview that came out in June Allen went on at length about her desire to step out of the spotlight and raise children. She also repeated for the umpteenth time that she’s about to stop making music and concentrate on her home life. It looks like we now know the reason. Allen has dropped plenty of hints that she has a baby on the way but she waited until the critical three month mark to make the announcement. She sadly suffered a miscarriage in early 2008 with her then-boyfriend, Ed Simons of the Chemical Brothers.

Pop singer Lily Allen and boyfriend Sam Cooper are expecting their first child, it was revealed today.

A recent scan revealed the chart topper, 25, was three months pregnant, and her spokesperson has confirmed the happy news.

Allen said: ‘It brings me great pleasure to tell you that Sam and I are expecting our first child.

She added to The Sun: ‘It goes without saying that we are both absolutely delighted.’

Allen, daughter of comedian and actor Keith Allen, started dating her builder boyfriend, 32, last summer.

The couple told friends and family the news at the weekend.

Allen’s spokesperson confirmed: ‘Lily Allen and Sam Cooper are very happy to confirm that Lily is expecting their first child.

‘Lily’s professional commitments will carry on as normal, including a scheduled performance at the Big Chill this weekend.’

Melvin Benn, Director of Festival Republic, Big Chill Festival said: ‘I have been in constant communication with her management on this issue for the past 2 weeks and they assure me that not only is Lily committed to playing but is very much looking forward to it.

‘So am I and the 35000 fans attending the Big Chill this weekend! It could be her last for a while.’

Her pregnancy follows numerous hints that she was retiring from pop music, and comes after she cancelled a performance at the Benicassim music festival in Spain.

She was also spotted staying clear of cigarettes and alcohol at the Wireless festival last month.

[From The Daily Mail]

In another recent interview, Allen said that she wasn’t too young to have children because “My mother had me when she was 23.” It’s important to her to be home for her children, and she explained that “Kids take up your whole life, particularly in the first two or three years. So it wouldn’t be very responsible of me to commit to doing a world tour if I had a baby.” Congratulations to Allen and Cooper on their upcoming arrival! Allen tweeted this photo of herself (below) holding up a copy of British tabloid The Sun announcing the news. Do you think she’s going to be able to stay quiet and stop doing interviews talking about her home life and plans? I doubt it, and I predict a photo spread with her new baby in Hello!. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it doesn’t quite jibe with the things she says.


LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Lily Allen performs live on the Main Stage during Day 3 of the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park on July 4, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Lily Allen performs live on the Main Stage during Day 3 of the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park on July 4, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Lily Allen performs live on the Main Stage during Day 3 of the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park on July 4, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Header: Lily & Sam on July 29, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. photo jojo says:

    Congrats to them on the pregnancy. Also, so sorry to hear she may be arrested for stealing the bedsheets and using them as a pantsuit.

  2. RHONYC says:

    super cute jumper. wonder if unkle karl is going to be the godfather.

    now wait for it…she’s gonna pull a nicole richie and blab that ‘the baby saved my life’.


  3. bellaluna says:

    There really ought to be a support group for all these entertainers who decide to stop acting, singing, whatever, and stay home when they have kids. I’ve yet to see anyone actually put an end to their career to stay home. Just sayin’.

    Congrats though. I hope this pregnancy is problem-free for her. I totally understand the not saying anything until after a certain point in the pregnancy. Been there.

  4. CB Rawks says:

    Best wishes to Lily and congrats.

  5. gabs says:

    congrats! I hope this baby is healthy. miscarraiges are sad.

    however..WTF is she wearing? eww

  6. Jazz says:

    Congrats to Lily and best of luck for a safe pregnancy.

  7. Courtney says:

    yes congrats to Lilly and her boyfriend on the pregnancy. hopefully it’s healthy and smooth. though I feel like they announced it too early after what she went through the last time with the miscarriage. not that I’ve ever been in the situation but a cousin of mine had one last fall. and some of my favorite stars have over the decades

  8. Katie says:

    Congrats to them. But she strikes me as kind of unstable. It wasn’t long ago there were pictures of her stumbling around after being out drinking. She seems in such a rush to have a kid…I hope the situation is right for her and more importantly the kid in the long term.

  9. Missfit says:

    I like her scarf and black heels on the top pic…and oddly enough I like her once piece suit thing,lol. Dude, everyone is getting knocked up now in famous world, huh? lol They are just about keeping up with the unstable teens in reality world,lol. But, they have the money, so ya…but just as long as they take the time to literally take care of their own kid and not just dump them with some nanny or what not and have someone else face up the responsibility. It seems to me that too many people in Hollywood or what not have kids as it if were a trend, a new Gucci bag, candy, a new toy or new cell phone. (Maybe I am over analyzing it), but, you know. Some of them actually look sincere and serious about their role, but some just don’t, as if they want to dawdle their child and parade it around town. Congrats to Lily though, I hope the best for her and that she does well.

  10. ViktoryGin says:

    25 isn’t that young, but there something about her that I find irritatingly to juvenile to start procreating. Congrats, nonetheless.

  11. Gwen says:

    LOL @ Photo Jojo

    I love Lily and I’m very happy to hear this. I hope this pregnancy goes well for her and she has a healthy baby. I also hope she makes more music!

  12. Cinderella says:

    Best of luck to Lily. She’s grown on me, and I hope she doesn’t stop singing either.

  13. yes please says:

    i agree there is something very very childish and needy for a girl so well connected and her age. desprate to be loved, much older men (although this one is better than the past ones) it wont last i give it 3 years lol…

  14. Kdoll says:

    I’m not a fan, but congrats!! Hope it’s a healthy baby boy or girl (:

  15. Fae says:

    Yaaaay! I’m pleased for her, she’s a good girl with her head set firmly on her shoulders. She might muck up every once in a while, but who doesn’t!? She’s at least grown up enough to say ‘yeah, that was a mistake’ and move on.

    Oh, and @Katie: people go out sometimes, they get drunk. Drunk inevitably leads to acting like a bit of an idiot. It doesn’t mean you’re unstable, or unsuitable for motherhood!