02/07/2010 15:26 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Lily Allen: I'm Not Too Young To Be A Mum

Lily Allen has said she's not too young to have a baby. The 25-year-old admits to feeling broody, explaining that having a family will make her 'feel more grounded' and give her something 'more solid'.
Lily Allen spilled the beans on her baby dream to ELLE magazine.

Lily has already said she plans to take a five-year break from showbiz to concentrate on 'higher priorities'.

'It's difficult as a woman who wants a family,' the singer said.

'Kids take up your whole life, particularly in the first two or three years. So it wouldn't be very responsible of me to commit to doing a world tour if I had a baby. I don't think I'm that young to have a baby. My mother had me when she was 23.'

Rumours have recently surfaced that Lily, who is dating businessman Sam Cooper, is already pregnant but that could be because she admits piling on the pounds after finishing her last tour in March.

'I am still body-conscious but I'm not so concerned with it – I don't care as much,' she told Elle in an exclusive interview.

With her music career on hold Lily's fashion career is blooming and she revealed she became the face of the Chanel handbag ad campaign after a drunken chat with Karl Lagerfield at a Paris party.

'We had a chat – although I can't remember what about, I was so drunk. A week later I was asked to do the campaign.'

But, even when talking about fashion, he returns to the subject of babies.

Lily says she keeps hold of special pieces – such as jewellery and Chanel jackets – for her children. 'When I'm buying expensive things I tend to think, "That's something timeless that I can give to my daughter",' she said.

Lily's full interview appears in the August issue of Elle, out on Saturday, July 3

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