UK singer Lily Allen and Sam Cooper had a double dose of big news over the weekend. They not only got married, but also used the occasion to announce that Allen is pregnant again, after suffering a devastating miscarriage.
The couple got married on Saturday (June 11) and during the groom’s speech, Cooper announced that Allen was with child.
“There were tears all around. This is the happiest day of Lily and Sam’s lives and they are so in love. This is the icing on the wedding cake!” a friend who was there told London’s Daily Mail.
Sam decided to include the announcement in his speech after they went for the 12-week scan and were told the baby is developing normally.
Lily is believed to be 16 weeks pregnant.
The happy news comes seven months after the 26-year-old singer tragically lost her and Sam’s baby six months into the pregnancy last November.
Earlier in the day, Lily and Sam tied the knot at the St James the Great church in Cranham, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, South West England.
Lily wore a lace wedding dress designed by Delphine Manivet, and guests included her actor-and-comedian father Keith Allen, comic Harry Enfield and her brother Alfie.
The ‘Not Fair’ hitmaker completed her outfit with an elaborate and lengthy lace headdress with a flower detail on the side of her veil and she was carrying a rose bouquet created from peach, cream and pink flowers.
The newlyweds even stopped to pose for pictures for fans outside the church before they drove away in a vintage Bentley car.
The ‘Smile’ singer’s half-sister Sarah Owen had said earlier the couple was planning to try for a baby in this year following last year’s tragedy.
“New Year, new start. Losing the baby totally devastated her … But Lily is absolutely determined to be a mum. This is what she wants more than anything in the whole wide world, more than her singing career,” she said.
In January 2008, Lily also suffered a miscarriage when she was dating Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons.