Pop star Lily Allen is pregnant with her first child, according to reports.

The Sun reports that the Smile star found out about the news a month ago and that her 37-year-old boyfriend Ed Simons is the father.

The paper cites a source close to the 22-year-old singer as saying: "Lily is thrilled to be pregnant and can't wait to become a mum. She's a real family person.

"Ed's very happy. He is really looking after her."

Another unnamed source told the paper that the singer "could not be happier" and that the news would be another cause for celebration for the star who burst onto The Music scene last year.

Allen's debut album has been nominated for a Grammy award in the best alternative music album category. She also recently signed on to star in her own television show for BBC Three which will be based on the preferences of her friends on social networking website MySpace.

19/12/2007 07:35:02