Lily Allen Is Pregnant
The British singer is "obviously thrilled by the news," says her rep
British singer Lily Allen is pregnant with her first child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The 22-year-old “Smile” singer has been dating the Chemical Brothers’ Ed Simons, 37, since September. “As the pregnancy is at a very, very early stage, the couple ask that you respect their privacy,” her rep said in a statement. “The couple will be making no further comment but they are obviously both thrilled by the news.”
Allen, whose 2006 debut album, Alright, Still, sold nearly 2 million copies, recently talked about her desire to step out of the limelight and start a family.
“Maybe I could retire at 25. I’m only going to do one more album, she told Britain’s Sunday Times in November.
“It’s a great job, but it doesn’t leave time for what’s important. Like having a family,” she added. “I’d like to live in the country and have a walled garden, and chickens and pigs.”
Despite the pregnancy news – first reported by Britain’s The Sun – Allen’s rep said, “Lily’s new album will be released as planned next year.”