In 2010, Lily Allen gave birth to a stillborn son six months into her pregnancy, and on Saturday she opened up about the harrowing experience on The Jonathan Ross Show.
"I think it's difficult for anybody regardless of what world they live in," Allen said. "And actually what I took home from that experience was that even though it was the most unfortunate thing that can ever happen to a person, I was very fortunate in the sense that I have a loving partner to go home and share that experience with."
Allen explained that the support of her husband Sam Cooper helped her to maintain an optimistic outlook despite the loss of their son. "There are many women — 17 stillbirths in the UK every day — that go home and they don't have that support, they have to go home and deal with that on their own," Allen said. "Since that happened, I kind of count my blessings ... rather than feeling sorry for myself."
Since the stillbirth, Allen and Cooper have welcomed two daughters, Ethel, 2, and Marnie, 1.