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Lily Allen reveals her real birth name before her mum changed her mind


Close up of Lily Allen

Lily Allen was not always called Lily, although it wasn’t far off (Picture: Reuters)

Lily Allen may be a well-known name on the UK music scene these days but her parents originally had an entirely different name for her.

The 39-year-old singer shared the fascinating nugget of information about the days after her name change while speaking with fellow music artist Billie Eilish, who was almost her namesake.

The Smile hitmaker said on her Miss Me? podcast: ‘My name was Billie for the first few days of my life.’

But the rhyming name never got the chance to stick as her famous parents, producer Alison Owen and actor Keith Allen, soon changed their minds.

She continued: ‘I was called Billie and then my mum was like “nah she doesn’t really look like a Billie, she’s a Lily.”‘ And the rest, as they say, is history.

Her co-host and best friend Miquita Oliver added that she ‘only found out’ this naming lore that day.

Her podcast co-host Miquita also has a link to the name (Picture: BBC)

In an eerie coincidence, the 40-year-presenter shared her middle name was Billie after the famed singer Billie Holiday. While the What Was I Made For singer added she was named after a ‘grandfather that I never met’.

It was an episode of revelations.

Billie, 22, also opened up about an ‘unbelievable’ ghosting experience she had in December last year with a guy who never texted her back.

‘I’ve been ghosted for sure,’ she recalled to the hosts.

‘[It was] literally unbelievable. To this day, [he] never texted me again. I was like, “Did you die? Did you literally die?”

The Oscar winner had her own surprising tale to tell (Picture: Jim Ruymen/UPI/REX/Shutterstock)

‘It was somebody that I’d also known for years and had a plan, the day of, on the phone, making a plan, this is my address, be there at 3pm – never heard from him again. Ever. I couldn’t believe it.’

On the flip side, Lily’s love life seems to be going strong. She recently attended the Annual Tribeca Artists Dinner Hosted by Chanel in New York with her actor husband David Harbor, 50.

The mother-of-two wore a yellow-white, red fruit-decorated top paired with a floor-length pastel-themed skirt and silver hoop earrings.

Meanwhile, the Stranger Things star wore a simple black top and trousers topped off with a brown blazer.

Lily and husband David Harbor made quite the couple at a recent event (Picture: Adela Loconte/Shutterstock)

The singer recently admitted they have an unconventional relationship with their phones (Picture: Adela Loconte/Shutterstock)

Last month she admitted the couple ‘control’ each other’s Pinwheel phones, a smartphone made for children between the ages of eight and 18 without browsing capabilities or social media.

‘My husband is the caregiver on it,’ she said at the time. ‘So he controls what I’m allowed to have as an app on my phone. I’m the controller of his as well.’

She added as a joke: ‘Because they’re made for kids, he’s [listed as] …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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