Lily Allen has officially changed her stage name to Lily Rose Cooper, and has also announced that she will be releasing a new record soon.
The 27-year-old singer explained that the change reflects her marriage to Sam Cooper, reports ShowBizSpy. Lily’s rep stated:
“The singer will now be known as Lily Rose Cooper, the name she already uses on her Twitter account.”
Lily and her hubby Sam got married last year and have an eight-month-old daughter, Ethel. The singer had stated before that she would be retiring from music after the release of her second album in 2009, called It’s Not Me, It’s You, but it appears she’s changed her mind. Lily Rose Cooper stated of her life getting married that:
“I’m being taught how to knit. I’m so not rock ‘n’ roll anymore. I’m embroidering too. I’m actually in the process of making cushions. When I go to gigs and stuff, I get a slight pang of envy and I think, ‘Oh I do miss being up on that stage.’ But I have other priorities at the moment.”
MTV’s Zachary Swickey wrote of the name change that:
“Lily’s announcement is not a big surprise. The 27-year-old married her long-time boyfriend Sam Cooper last year and has been using her married name as her Twitter handle for some time. The couple welcomed their first child in November.”
Lily’s name change also comes as rumors have started to swirl that she’s pregnant with her second child. Thankfully for fans, the possible pregnancy hasn’t kept her from making music. Lily stated on Thursday that:
“It’s great to work at my own pace, with no commitments other than to make music. I’m excited to be heading back into the studio.”
Are you excited for a new Lily Allen (well, Lily Rose Cooper) album?