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The British pop star and boyfriend Ed Simons had announced the pregnancy in December

January 17, 2008 09:00 PM

Lily Allen has suffered a miscarriage, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“She and her partner Ed Simons will be making no further comment,” the rep said in a statement. “And we ask that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.”

In December, the singer, 22, had confirmed her pregnancy with her boyfriend Simons, 37, of the electronic music duo the Chemical Brothers.

The news was first reported by the U.K.’s The Sun.

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