Lily Allen: Half-Homewrecker
Boy, Lily Allen sure knows how to pick ‘em.
The 23-year-old “Smile” singer—who’s broken up with Chemical Brother boyfriend Ed Simon again—has moved on to grayer romantic pastures, the Daily Mail reports.
And wow, does her new fella, Jay Jopling, seem like a catch.
He’s mature, at 45 years old. He has an established career in the upper echelons of the art world.
There’s just one little catch—he’s still technically married to his wife, artist and photographer Sam Taylor-Wood.
Allen and her new beau—who separated with Taylor-Wood in September—were spotted getting cozy with each other aboard a yacht off the coast of the Caribbean island of St. Barthelemy recently. The budding lovebirds locked lips and cuddled. Allen even wrapped her legs around her gray-haired stud—an art mogul who’s largely responsible for launching the career of Damien Hirst.
Sure, yes; Jopling and his wife are, in fact, separated. But their 11-year-relationship only fell apart three months ago. Couldn’t Lily wait until the corpse had cooled before making a play? On top of it all, Jopling and Taylor Wood have two children, Angelica and Jessie, together.
Who does Lily think she is, Sienna Miller?
Don’t worry, though; it’s not that creepy. After all, Jopling is good buddies with Lily’s actor dad, Keith Allen.
Lily’s new choice of mate shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. She’s already expressed her fondness for older men with an appreciation for the arts. “I think I like much older men,” Allen has said. “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.”
Yeah, no doubt about it; Lily Allen is the very picture of culture and sophistication.
And who is anyone to judge her search for a meaningful relationship in her father’s age bracket? After all, it’s pretty obvious that she’s totally flipped for the guy.