Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Allen: Motherhood has mellowed me

Lily Allen says she has no regrets over some of the controversial things she has said in the past

Lily Allen has revealed she still gets told off by Cheryl Cole fans several years after their "feud".

The singers fell out years ago when they both made digs at each other, and Lily, 27, said she is still feeling the backlash.

Talking about what she wished she'd known at 18, Lily told The Sun: "I said something about Cheryl Cole seven years ago and her fans are still giving me a hard time on Twitter!

"But as you get older, you gain more knowledge. So when I get abuse from Cheryl Cole fans now, I don't take it to heart, because they're 12, so it doesn't matter, and in a way I find it quite sweet that these kids feel that passionately about someone."

Lily, who has a 10-month-old daughter Ethel with her husband Sam Cooper and is expecting their second child, also insisted she doesn't really have any regrets about things she has said.

She said: "When I first started out in my career, I made quite a lot of controversial statements. I said things because I thought they were important.

"Now, I'm not sure they are so much. I'd say that motherhood has mellowed me along with just age, growing up and having more responsibility. Having kids, you suddenly think about the future in a very different way. It becomes less about yourself and more about someone else. And marriage does that as well.

"I don't regret anything I've ever said because it's all part of growing up and I believed it at the time."

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