Singer Lily Allen says children 'ruined her career'

She has absolutely no regrets about her decision to become a mother, but she is merciless about the consequences of that decision. British singer Lily Allen confirmed, in a podcast broadcast this Tuesday, March 12, that having children “made her fulfilled” but that they “completely destroyed” her career.

She made this surprising admission on the Radio Times podcast. Asked about how she had to rethink her career after having children, she bluntly replied: “I never had a career strategy, but yes, my children have ruined my career. I mean, I love them and they make me happy, but as far as glory, that screwed everything up – she said humorously.

“It really annoys me when people say you can have it all because, frankly, you can't,” the singer added. “Some people choose their career over their children and that is their right. »

A whirlwind journey to motherhood

Now 38 years old, the British singer was discovered with the hit song “Smile” in 2006, at the age of 21. His album “Alright, Still” was a great success in his homeland, but also in the United States and a large part of Europe, selling more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. She returned with the new album “Nisi ti, ja sam” in 2009, which included the hits “Jebi se”, “Strah” and “22”.

The journey of Lily Allen's motherhood was painful, because she lost a boy at birth, with whom she announced that she was pregnant in August 2010. The singer got an infection six months into her pregnancy, and the child, who did not survive, was stillborn. After marrying her partner Sam Cooper, the couple became parents to a baby girl, Ethel Mary, in 2011, and another daughter, Marnie Rose, in 2013.

She explained her choice to retire from her career to focus on raising her two daughters because her parents were “quite absent” when she was growing up. Both worked on the film, as did his brother Alfie Allen, who played Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones. Lily Allen divorced Sam Cooper in 2018, with whom she still shares custody of the children. Today, the singer lives in New York with her husband David Harbour, known for his role in the series “Stranger Things”.

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