Lily Allen revealed last September that she was preparing to take a break from music, declining to renew her record contract and saying she had no plans whatsoever to release a new album anytime soon. And while she plans to put her music career on hold after fulfilling her current performance commitments, she’ll have anything but a ton of free time in the future.
The 25-year-old Allen has announced that she and her boyfriend are set to become parents.
“Lily Allen and Sam Cooper are very happy to confirm that Lily is expecting their first child,” her rep told People. “Lily’s professional commitments will carry on as normal, including a scheduled performance at the Big Chill this weekend.”
Allen posted a photo of herself holding up a copy of the U.K.’s The Sun, with the oversized headline “Lily: I’m Preggers,” on Twitter. Allen tweeted, “Not quite front page worthy but anyways…surreal.”
Cooper, the owner of a building company, and Allen have been dating since July 2009. “It goes without saying we are both absolutely delighted,” she told The Sun. “Sam treats me differently. He’s told me he’ll look after me forever. That’s what I’ve always wanted — someone to look after me. We’ve never had one argument and there’s absolutely nothing about him that annoys me. He’s not impressed by what I do.”
Allen revealed the pregnancy after receiving a scan at the end of her first trimester. In December 2007, she and then-boyfriend Ed Simmons of the Chemical Brothers announced that they were pregnant, but she ultimately suffered a miscarriage.