Lily Allen opens up on sleeping with female escorts while on tour
Singer Lily Allen opens up about her sexuality as she confesses to her fans on Instagram she has slept with female escorts while on tour in 2014, after the release of the Sheezus album.
The revelation is discussed in her upcoming autobiography My Thoughts Exactly. The book is scheduled for release later this month, but the extract seems to have found its way to tabloid reporters.
Allen posted on Instagram a picture of herself and a screenshot of a message she received about the Mail on Sunday intending to publish a story about it.
“Sooo, in my book ‘My Thoughts Exactly’ (out on 20th Sept) I detail some stuff from my dark days, around the Sheezus era,” the singer wrote.
Lily Allen admits to having same-sex relations
“I slept with female escorts when I was on tour, cause I was lost and lonely and looking for something. I’m not proud, but I’m not ashamed. I don’t do it anymore. The Mail are gonna run with the story tomorrow cause someone leaked it, and they’re bound to make sound worse than it was. Just wanted to give you Er, the ‘heads up’!” she added.
The “Smile” singer, who has been outspoken in her support of LGBT+ people and refugees, has often been a target of British tabloids. Last year, The Daily Mail attacked her for quoting a poster protesting President Donald Trump, which read “Fags Against Trump.”
Allen addressed the negative tabloid headlines in the first single of her latest album, No Shame, which came out in 2018, four years after Sheezus.
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In that time, Allen split up and later divorced her ex-husband Sam Cooper, with whom she has two daughters, Ethel and Marnie. While promoting No Shame, the singer discussed being unfaithful to Cooper and the difficult time she went through following the release of Sheezus.
“I have lesbian dreams a lot.”
“I’d wake up on a tour bus in the middle of Wisconsin and be so hungover. I cheated on my husband. All I wanted to do was be with my kids. I wasn’t even making any money,” she told Vulture in May.
Several of the songs on No Shame also hint at Allen’s difficult time, including the song “Everything to Feel Something,” whose lyrics say “I’ve tried everything to feel something—but nothing.”
Now Allen confirmed that some of the things she tried was sleeping with female escorts, even though it wouldn’t be the first time the pop star has been open about having a fling with women.
In 2009, she appeared on the cover of Gay Times with under the headline “I Snogged Lesbian Twins,” referring to the time she had a three-way kiss with two same-sex siblings. “That’s the only time, but I have lesbian dreams a lot,” she told the publication.