Lily Allen Rep Confirms Pregnancy
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 16:28:11
First she earned a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album (2006's Alright, Still). NowLily Allen's got even bigger news: she's pregnant with the child of Chemical Brothers co-producer Ed Simons.
"I am pleased to confirm that Lily Allen and her boyfriend, Ed Simons, are expecting their first child," Allen's spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday. "However, as the pregnancy is at a very, very early stage, the couple ask that you respect their privacy, as the health of Lily and their child is their paramount concern."
The UK star's announcement was partly a reaction to tabloid theories on her recent weight loss—something she'll soon reverse, what with the burgeoning baby and all. Allen's spokesperson added that she will not be canceling any upcoming plans, including filming for her BBC Three show (the MySpace-inspired Lily Allen and Friends) and crucial studio/songwriting time for her second LP.
Allen and Simons have only been together since September, but the singer alluded to a possible third wheel in the Sunday Times last month, saying, "[Music] is a great job, but it doesn't leave time for what's important. Like having a family. I'd like to live in the country and have a walled garden, and chickens and pigs."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff