The Asian Age
Singer Lily took hiatus from music for marriage
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.