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Lily Allen Has a Baby Girl

British pop star gave birth to first child Friday

November 25, 2011 8:09 PM ET
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Lily Allen in London.
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British pop star Lily Allen has given birth to her first child, a daughter. Allen, whose breakthrough 2006 single, "Smile," helped sell more than two million copies of her debut album, suffered two miscarriages before the birth of her newborn, which she has yet to name.

Allen, 26, is married to 32-year-old British businessman Sam Cooper, whom she has called "the love of my life."  

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