In an interview for the February 2008 issue of British Marie Claire, done before learning she was pregnant, Lily Allen discussed being too young to have children, smoking so much, and getting into drinking alcohol during the daytime. “I want to have a child. If I was in the right relationship, I’d like to have child in about two or three years’ time,” the 22-year-old said. “I’d like to be a young mother, although not too young, and I’d like to be able to live in a nice place that’s got a good catchment area for the schools. And that’s all I care about. That’s all you need.”
As for her dramatic weight loss, Allen said, “It’s not really about losing weight, it’s about getting all the blood running around my body. Because I smoke so much, I feel like I might have a heart attack soon.” Since learning she and her Chemical Brothers boyfriend Ed Simons were expecting their first child, Allen has quit smoking.
We’ll also assume Allen has stopped drinking, but she had told Marie Claire, “I’ve actually gotten really into drinking in the daytime now. [Laughs] No, I went up to the Cotswolds and had a pint at 11:30 a.m. You know, I stuck my Barbour on and walked down to the pub. There was no one there. Just me. I sat outside in the garden reading the paper with my pint. It’s such a good lifestyle.” Check out an excerpt of the article, and pictures of the singer’s photoshoot at marieclaire.co.uk.