The Asian Age

Singer Lily took hia­tus from mu­sic for mar­riage

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Smile singer Lily Allen has re­vealed her re­la­tion­ship with hus­band Sam Cooper trig­gered un­of­fi­cial re­tire­ment from mu­sic world in 2009. Allen, 29, who be­gan dat­ing the painter in 2009 and got mar­ried to him in 2011, said she wanted to con­cen­trate on nur­tur­ing their re­la­tion­ship dur­ing its ini­tial pe­riod, re­ported Con­tact­mu­sic.

“I just felt quite ex­hausted, you know, I’d been on tour for three years or some­thing. And I’d just met this, well, I didn’t meet him, be­cause I met him when I was 15, but I got to­gether with Sam, who’s now my hus­band and I wanted to give that a go. You know, just to get mar­ried and have chil­dren,” she said. Allen, who is mother to two daugh­ters, twoyear- old Ethel and 19- month- old Marnie, ad­mits that her re­turn to tour­ing rep­re­sents a chal­lenge for their re­la­tion­ship, but she is still loving mar­ried life. “It’s not with­out its prob­lems, you know. I’m on tour a lot and I’m away do­ing pro­mo­tion and stuff and it’s find­ing the right bal­ance, re­ally. It’s about how long I can leave my kids for be­fore they start go­ing mad, or how long I can be away from them,” Allen said.

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