LATEST: British pop star Lily Allen is "thrilled" about the prospect of her impending motherhood. The Smile singer, 22, found out she was expecting The Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons' child last month (Nov07), and until now, had only revealed the news to close family members, including her actor father Keith. But the story was broken by British tabloid The Sun on Wednesday morning (19Dec07), and a spokesman for the happy couple has now confirmed the news. The representative says, "(Allen and Simons are) obviously both thrilled by the news. "As the pregnancy is at a very, very early stage, the couple ask that you respect their privacy, as the health of Lily and their child is their paramount concern." Allen has been dating Simons, 37, since September (07).