Lily Allen has joked that she can “really recommend divorce”, saying that it has helped her career.
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, the singer revealed that she and her ex-husband Sam Cooper share custody of their young daughters, Ethel and Marnie, by taking them for a week each.
“I do a week on and week off. In terms of my work, it’s perfect,” she said, quipping: “I can really recommend divorce to everyone!
“When I’m working in the studio, Sam has the kids, and when I have the kids, I’m mum. It has worked out.”
Lily also spoke about the body issues she experienced in her 20s, saying that she “didn’t eat” in an attempt not to gain weight.
“I used to sleep for days so that I didn’t eat,” she said. “My relationship with my body was not great in my 20s. I think I presented myself in quite a defiant way and I didn’t want to care.
“But it felt like people came down on me three times as hard because of that. It was juggling the ‘I don’t careness’ with ‘I do care’.”
The singer added that she does accept some criticism but that she takes care to “separate the nonsense from the reality”.
“Not all of the criticism is unfounded – sometimes there are things that I do do wrong and people have their say about it,” she said. “So I think it’s about listening and taking certain things on board and trying to separate the nonsense from the reality.”
Lily has just released her fourth studio album No Shame and previously described it as her way of “reclaiming” the narrative” when it comes to people talking about her.
She told Lorraine Kelly that the album is a “very cleansing record” and added: “It’s been four years in the making and I’m really, really proud of it.”
Lily’s appearance on Lorraine came after she had an interview on Good Morning Britain cancelled by host Piers Morgan – an accusation he later revealed to be true.
“Hi Lily, I told the team I wouldn’t interview you until or if your new album is a hit,” he tweeted. “So, probably never.”
We’re just hoping the pair didn’t bump into each other at the ITV studios today…
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