British songstress [artist id="2389411"]Lily Allen[/artist] has suffered a miscarriage. The singer confirmed the news through a statement made by her publicist.
“It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that Lily Allen and Sam Cooper have lost their baby,” her rep Murray Chalmers said, according to People.com. “The couple ask that their privacy be respected and that they be left alone at this deeply distressing time. No further comment will be made.”
Allen, 25, announced she was pregnant back in August and just weeks ago announced that she and 32-year-old Cooper, an upmarket decorator and owner of a building company, were expecting a boy this January. Allen revealed the pregnancy after receiving a scan at the end of her first trimester. Allen and Cooper began dating in July 2009.
“It goes without saying we are both absolutely delighted,” she said at the time. “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.”
E! reports that Allen was set to perform at Elton John’s AIDS fundraiser in London a few days ago but didn’t. She said she was suffering from a viral infection and had to remain on bed rest.
In December 2007, Allen and former boyfriend Ed Simmons of the Chemical Brothers announced that they were expecting a child together. She suffered a miscarriage one month later.