Singer Lily Allen laughs with Sam Cooper during the 2nd NatWest One Day International between England and Australia at Lord's on September 6, 2009 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics » Lily Allen Videos
has been dating builder Sam Cooper
for several months now, and she works hard to keep the romance alive while she's away touring. The singer says she flies her boyfriend over to see her every weekend.
She said: “I’ve been in a relationship for the last six or seven months, and you know, we make it work. If I’m on tour in Europe, Sam will fly out on a Friday night when he’s finished work and stay with me for the weekend and then fly back on a Sunday. We talk to each other two or three times a day.” Lily's singing career isn't the most important thing in her life (Photo Agency)
The 24-year-old singer recently revealed she is to take a two-year break from the music industry, and is looking forward to living a normal life again. She explained: “I mean I’m not retiring. I’m doing this thing called life, where it changes all the time. It’s not a plan. I mean, why do we work hard? To provide ourselves with a home. I’ve got that home now so I’d quite like to live in it for a while."
She added, “I’m not a careerist. I do not think about things in the long-term, so I’m never censoring myself thinking I might offend someone and it might affect something that happens in the future. I just want to have babies and live in the countryside, and that’s just my goal really.”
Despite her successful music career, Lily claims she only releases records to give her life some sort of routine. She said: “I do have a certain amount of drive, but that’s more sort of about keeping a roof over my head and just having a routine.”
This exclusive interview with Lily was conducted as part of VICE magazine’s ongoing Heroes project with Vodafone 360 (heroes.vodafone360.com).
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