Lily Allen says her two daughters have “totally ruined” her career

Lily Allen swapped his crazy London evenings for enjoyment his two daughters. The 38-year-old singer told the Radio Times Podcast that having children “totally destroyed” her career, specifying that she prioritized them, not her work. “We can't have everything“, she admitted.

The “Fuck You” singer believes in it women have to choose whether their children or their careers come first, saying that she decided on the former. “My children ruined my career. I love them and they complete me, but when it comes to fame, they totally ruined it.

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She added: “It pisses me off when people say you can have it all because, frankly, it's impossible. Some people choose their career over their children and that is their prerogative. My parents were quite absent when I was a child and I feel like it left nasty scars.”

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Lily Allen had two children with her ex-husband Sam Cooper : Ethel Mary (age 12) and Marnie Rose (age 10). She is today based in New York with her daughters and new husband David Harbour, whom she married in 2020. The “Stranger Things” star admitted that she met the singer through Ray, an app reserved exclusively for celebrities. “I was alone in London filming 'Black Widow', I had several meetings… And yes, I started corresponding with her, she was in Italy at the time“, he recalled in an interview for “GQ”.

Lily Allen and her daughters Marnie Rose Cooper (L) and Ethel Cooper (R), with the singer's second husband, David Harbour. ©AFP

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