Lily Allen announces heartbreaking news

Lily Allen has announced she’s split from her boyfriend Meridan Dan after three years together.

The singer confirmed the sad news on the How To Fail With Elizabeth Day podcast and revealed it’s the first time she’s been single since she was 15. That’s 18 years ago, maths fans.

Opening up, she explained: “I’ve always had a boyfriend. I don’t at the moment. I’m single for the first time since I was about 15.

“…We’ve been broken up for about three weeks. It’s just been bad news after bad news after bad news, and I think the fact that I haven’t called him and been like, ‘Hey, wanna come around for a cuddle?’ means that it’s big for me because ordinarily when things get difficult [I would].”

She added: “I need to have somebody around to share those problems, so the fact that I’m dealing with it all on my own, I’m growing up.”