Lily Allen Cuts Her Silver Fox Loose

Men of the world, rejoice; Lily Allen is single again!

Less than a month after sparking up a romance with 45-year-old art dealer Jay Jopling, the 23-year-old singer and hard-drug advocate has called it off with her latest beau, the Daily Mail reports.

Only last week, the two were photographed playing smoochy-face aboard a yacht while vacationing on the Caribbean island of St. Barthelemy. Now, sources close to the singer say, her latest flame has been extinguished.

“It’s all over—it was basically just a holiday romance. Lily is going away for a year on tour, so it’s unlikely she will have much time for a relationship,” says an informant. “They have had a lot of fun together, but Lily has said it’s finished.”

Not that Allen is taking the breakup so breezily. The singer had apparently “been on a mission to get Jay for more than four months” prior to their December hook-up, which included dropping ten pounds and setting aside the booze.

“She never normally sticks to a diet or weight-loss plan but she was so determined to get Jay she managed it,” claims a source. “She even changed her hair just for Jay. She loves the sort of circles he moves in and she was pretty in awe of his lifestyle.”

Prior to hooking up with Jopling, Allen had told the press, “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.”

Apparently the millionaire art baron fit the bill, at least temporarily. Though there were some hurdles along their path to lasting bliss.

Like the fact that Jopling is twice Lily’s age. And still technically married to his wife, Sam Taylor-Wood. And, oh yeah, a buddy of Allen’s father, actor Keith Allen.

“Keith wasn’t happy they were dating,” says a source, who apparently moonlights as a Master of the Obvious.

Hopefully Lily has a girlfriend whose shoulder she can cry on following this most recent romantic failure. That is, assuming that she hasn’t alienated every single female member of the human race by now.