Lily Allen: Lesbian Sex Didn't Feel Like Cheating

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Lily Allen, in an interview on U.K. talk show The Jonathan Ross Show, said having sex with female escorts in 2014 didn't feel like an act of infidelity against her then-husband, Sam Cooper.

The "22" singer had already announced via Instagram and her new memoir, My Thoughts Exactly, that although she was married to Cooper and had two daughters with him, she paid for women escorts while on tour for her album Sheezus.

 

 

"I'd just been reading a book about addiction and shame and it introduced me to the idea of sex addiction, so I thought, Why not give this a go?" Allen told Jonathan Ross in an interview set to air Saturday, a clip of which was posted by the Daily Mail. When Ross asked if she decided to enlist sex workers for "companionship, sexual gratification, or just not to be alone," Allen answered, "A bit of all of the above. And curiosity. And because it was a woman I felt like it wasn't cheating. I was bonkers."

Allen also said she was probably drinking and using drugs at the time.

In a recent interview with Vulture, the singer admitted she was unfaithful while on the Sheezus tour. “I’d wake up on a tour bus in the middle of Wisconsin and be so hung-over. I cheated on my husband. All I wanted to do was be with my kids. I wasn’t even making any money,” she said. It's unclear if she was referring to affairs with men or women.

Allen has a history of performing at gay bars and Pride events. This summer she performed Cher's "Believe" and her own hits at G-A-Y nightclub clad in a rainbow dress. Allen's 2009 song "Fuck You" also lambasted homophobia (along with racism and war).

The hitmaker married Cooper in 2011 and has 6-year-old and 5-year-old daughters with him. In 2016, she filed for divorce, which was finalized in 2018.

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