Birth name Lily Rose Beatrice Allen

Birthday 2 May 1985

Star sign Taurus

Birthplace Hammersmith, London

Marriages Sam Cooper, June 2011 – present

Lily Allen was born in London in 1985. She’s the daughter of actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. Her brother is the actor Alfie Allen.

When she was still a child, Lily’s parents split up. The troubled young star left school at 15 and worked in Ibiza for a while.

Lily was always musical but was rejected by various labels. She started posting demo tapes on the social networking website MySpace and then signed to Regal Recordings in 2005.

Her first single Smile reached No 1 in the UK Singles Chart and debut album Alright, Still was also very successful.

In 2008, Lily fronted her own chat show on BBC Three called Lily Allen And Friends. Her second album It’s Not Me, It’s You came out in 2009 and spawned more hits.

Despite her success, Lily Allen has experienced great sadness. She had a miscarriage in January 2008 and broke up with the baby’s father – Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons – shortly afterwards.

Lily started dating builder Sam Cooper the following year and announced she was pregnant in August 2010. Sadly, the baby boy was stillborn at six months.

She married Sam in June 2011 and the proud groom revealed at the wedding that Lily was expecting a child. Daughter Ethel arrived five months later and the couple had another girl, Marnie, in January 2013.

Despite previously saying she had no plans to record further music, Lily returned from her hiatus in late 2013 when she recorded a cover version of Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know for a John Lewis Christmas advert, which reached No 1 in the UK Singles Chart.

Comeback album Sheezus followed in 2014. She released singles Hard Out Here, Air Balloon, Our Time and URL Badman. She marked her return with a performance at Glastonbury and also supported Miley Cyrus on tour.

Lily Allen is no stranger to controversy. She famously had a feud with Cheryl Cole and has had Twitter spats with the likes of Azealia Banks and Katie Hopkins.

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Lily Allen and Sam Cooper: How she lost her rock

Speculation over the fragile state of Lily Allen’s marriage to Sam Cooper has been rife for months. Yet until legal documents emerged containing information of her stalker drama, she’d kept silent. Because of revelations in the papers, Lily has now been forced to confirm her split from Sam, father of…

Lily Allen deletes her instagram photos amid marriage trouble speculation

Speculation about Lilly Allen’s marriage woes has grown now that she has deleted all her pictures from Instagram, and set the account to private. This follows similar actions from Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, now confirmed to divorce Jean-Bernard, as at the height of her marriage troubles she deleted instagram pictures of her…

OMG! Zayn Malik is ‘sexting’ Lily Allen

Despite only breaking off his relationship with Perrie Edwards last month via text, Zayn Malik seems intent on finding himself a new lady. But the object of his affections might not return his advances – because she’s a married mother of two. Lily Allen, 30, who has two children with…