It looks like Lily Allen has moved on to a man of distinction— a silver fox by the name of Jay Jopling, who happens to be 45 and the estranged husband of artist Sam Taylor-Wood, reports The Daily Mail. Oh, and he’s a millionaire art dealer! Even though Lily claimed to be into older men, I’m sure the ridiculously rich thing is not a deterrent in the least.
Lily recently described her ideal man as an art lover and on the distinguished side, saying “I think I like much older men. I hang out with much older people, I go for dinners at posh places and talk about art. I’m meeting more interesting people who tax my brain.” One of Lily’s notable ex-boyfriends of 2008 was Ed Simons, who is 38.
The Daily Mail was quick to point out that Lily’s rep did not confirm the relationship, but all signs point to this being a “thing”:
Rumours have been flying about the pair’s relationship, and a source told website The First Post: ‘Jay has taken Lily under his wing. No one knows if they are actually going out with each other in that sense. But she certainly makes him laugh.’
So besides sunbathing topless during her holidays, Lily was seen kissing the White Cube gallery owner on a yacht, wrapping her legs around him during a makeout sesh, and cuddling close on the shores of St. Barts. Sounds like a good start to 2009 for Lily.