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Lily Allen admits she had no idea who husband David Harbour was when they met

Lily Allen admits she had no idea who husband David Harbour was when they met

The popstar-turned-actor admits she thought he was a 'sexy policeman'

Lily Allen has admitted that she had no clue who her now-husband and Stranger Things actor, David Harbour, was when they met on a dating app - and she actually thought he was a 'sexy policeman' (whatever that is).

The former popstar-turned-actor admits that she had never watched the Netflix show and cultural phenomenon.

Allen made the surprising confession during a recent appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, which aired on 1 April.

The famous pair met on celebrity dating app Raya, which should have been a big give-away but Allen admits that she wasn't committed to her swiping.

She explained: "It was the first time I'd been on this dating app. I was scrolling through and landed on David's profile and pressed accept.

The former popstar admits she accepted her now-husband on a dating app without knowing who he was.

"I didn't know who he was. I thought he was just like a sexy policeman from a reality TV show. He was wearing a policeman's uniform.

"It was a still from Stranger Things. I'd never seen Stranger Things."

When the loved-up pair did eventually did meet face to face, they headed for fancy London eatery The Wolseley, and their relationship progressed quickly after an instant spark and attraction.

"I'd say it was pretty instant actually. He was sitting underneath a clock. It was a little bit like that moment in "Titanic", when he [Jack] turns around under the clock. It was a little bit like that for me," she added.

The lovebirds got married back in September 2020 in Las Vegas and now live with Allen's two daughters from a previous relationship in Brooklyn, New York.

She thought Harbour was a 'sexy policeman' when she first saw him.
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Allen was on The Jonathan Ross Show promoting her debut TV acting role in Sky's Dreamland.

Her foray onto the small screen comes after a stint treading the boards in theatre in 2:22 A Ghost Story on London's West End.

"I kind of took [the theatre] job on because I was full of self-hatred at the time. [I was telling myself] 'This will be a disaster, I'll hate it, the reviews will be horrendous' and I'll be able to be like, 'Yes you are a piece of s**t," she said.

"But actually it was really brilliant and it sold out. I got an Olivier nomination!"

She then explained that, while her music career is on hold for now, she's not ruling anything out.

After she appeared on stage with Olivia Rodrigo at Glastonbury last year, which she admits was 'really, really amazing', she got the bug and booked time into a studio - but claims she won't be putting any of that music out.

Her on-stage appearance went down well with her kids, however, who are Rodrigo fans and had no idea about their mum's former life and success as a popstar since she banned her own music from their house.

The Smile singer remembers: "In the car on the way back, Marnie looked at me, and went, 'Are you kind of popular then?' She was like, 'What, in the charts?' And I was like, 'Yes...'"

The Jonathan Ross Show airs on Saturdays at 9.40 pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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Topics: Celebrity, Sex and Relationships