She’s famous for her big mouth, her big nights out and generally being a very naughty girl.
But pregnant pop star Lily Allen has turned over a new leaf… and is loving being good.
“I’m enjoying procreating,” giggles the Smile singer. “I’m not missing smoking, drinking and going out. It’s made me realise a lot about some people I used to hang out with.
“I still have to be around some of them when they’re drunk and I’m like, ‘Is that what we’re like?’ Being sober has opened my eyes a lot.”
And there’s another bonus to impending motherhood. Lily, who has yo-yo dieted for years, is loving her fuller figure.
“My boobs are incredible. I’m a 34D now. I’ve never had that size before,” she laughs, cupping her cleavage.
“I’m actually really excited now I actually look pregnant. It’s making it all the more real. My body’s changing all the time and I’ve got to just embrace it. I’m growing all over. I’ve been wearing sexy maternity tights. I’m so glamorous it’s unreal!”
Lily, who miscarried when dating Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons, is thrilled she has found the right partner in builder Sam Cooper, 32. “The truth is I can’t wait,” she says. “Being a mother is something I’ve wanted for a very long time.”
But Lily has changed in more than one way. With her music career on hold, her latest venture is a vintage clothing store called Lucy In Disguise which she’s opened with her sister Sarah Owen in London’s Covent Garden.
And she’s incredibly proud of the shop, which even has a PlayStation Move area for the guys.
“Sarah and I have always loved dressing up,” she says. “And I decided I wasn’t going to make another album or tour in November and decided to throw myself into this.
“Truth be known, I wanted to settle down and have kids. But I’m not retiring from music like people are saying. I’ll still write for other people and I’ll be back I’m sure.”
I’ve known Lily for a good few years now and I’ve never seen her happier… or calmer. One year at the GQ Awards a wasted Lil’ told me to “F**k myself” when I approached her. She’s always had a way with words.
But now she couldn’t be further from the attention-seeking brat of yesteryear. Not only are her boozing days behind her, she also thinks before she speaks.
She explains: “I think I have grown up. I was 18 when I started in this game and at that age you are lippy and mouthy and I was in the public eye doing it. Now I’m 25 and I can’t really get away with that any more. People would just say I’m a dick if I did.”
Lily’s mouth has often got her into trouble. She’s had a war of words with X Factor judge Cheryl Cole for years since branding her a “stupid bitch” in 2007. Cheryl retaliated by labelling Lily a “chick with a d**k”. She also landed herself in hot water with a comment about the Beckhams last year when she branded the couple “sickening”.
Part of the reason Lily, who is believed to have recently paid £3million for a Cotswolds country pile, has settled is due to her contentment in her relationship with Sam.
The pair started dating last summer after being friends for years and she is smitten. But wedding bells aren’t on the horizon yet.
Lily laughs: “It’s not down to me. Of course I want to get married to Sam. But I certainly won’t be getting married while I’m pregnant.
“There’s no way. I’ll need at least a year and a bit. But who knows, I want more kids so I could be pregnant again by then. Then I’ll need at least four years. It’s not an urgent thing – but one day a wedding would be great.”
And she has no intention of forcing herself through a keep fit regime to get rid of her baby bulge after the birth.
“I won’t be one of those celebrities that pop a baby out and four weeks later I’m back to normal,” she says. “I’ll disappear into my country house… and be hidden from view for as long as I can.”
Don’t stay in hiding too long, Lil!
*Lucy In Disguise is at 10 King Street, Covent Garden, London. www.lucyindisguiselondon.com