How David Harbour, the Star of “Stranger Things”, Melted the British Heart of Lily Allen

Lily Allen broke up with her husband Sam Cooper in 2015. The famous singer couldn’t find a good partner, but several years later, she got incredibly lucky. She met actor David Harbour, famous for his role in Stranger Things, and fell in love with him almost at first sight.

We at CHEERY decided to find out how the relationship of this famous couple started and developed.

In 2019, rumors that Lily Allen and David Harbour were dating first appeared.

In August 2019, the British singer and the American actor were seen together at a party in London. It was enough to start rumors about a new celebrity couple, but neither Allen nor Harbour commented on this topic.

In October, there were no more doubts, and it became obvious that they were dating. Lily and David were spotted enjoying a basketball game together, and, fortunately for their fans, they weren’t hiding their feelings.

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In an interview, Harbour said that he had met Allen in the spring of 2019. At the time, he was doing Black Widow, so he had grown a long beard and had gained a lot of extra weight.

But even such massive changes in his appearance didn’t dishearten the British singer. “It’s a true testament to my undeniable charisma when I say that my wife met me at 280 pounds with this beard and this hair. We went on a date at the Wolseley [restaurant] in London, and she really fell for me at my worst, physically and hair-wise.”

Lily Allen said that they met through the app Raya that celebrities often use. She has a very vivid memory of their first date in London, “I remember looking at him, and it reminded me of Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic, you know? When she’s going to meet him under the clock. And, by the way, it was my first date ever. I had never been on a date! I was so anxious.”

Allen fell in love with Harbour on their first date. And the actor realized he was crazy about Lily on the 3rd date. He shared his feelings about that moment in one of his recent interviews, “I was just in this phase, where I was like, I’m just going to be brutally honest about everything, because why lie? And I told her something about my life, about my beliefs. It would take a really extraordinary person to be accepting of the things that I said. And I remember thinking: Wow, that’s somebody I want to be around.”

David Harbour proposed to Lily Allen in 2020.

Lily Allen’s children pushed the actor to such a big and serious step as marriage. Harbour shared this funny story during Jimmy Kimmel’s show, “She has two kids, these beautiful daughters, 8 and 9 — and we were riding bikes out in the country. And the little one was riding along, and she was going like, ‘David, dad, David, dad.’ Because the D got her confused. And the older one got very upset with that, which I understand. She was like, ‘He’s not our dad! He’s not our dad!’ And then the younger one was like, ‘Well what is he? He’s kind of our dad.’ She’s like, ‘No he’s not, he’s our stepdad.’ And she goes, ‘What is he?’ And she goes, ‘He’s just some guy in our lives!’.”

In September 2020, 35-year-old Lily Allen and 45-year-old David Harbour got married in Vegas. The ceremony was officiated by an Elvis impersonator. Harbour shared this important even on his Instagram page, “In a wedding officiated by the king himself, the people’s princess wed her devoted, low-born, but kind credit card holder.”

Only their closest people were in that wedding: Lily Allen’s 2 daughters. The couple celebrated with burger and fries.


After the wedding, David Harbour became an official stepdad for Ethel and Marnie, Lily’s children from Sam Cooper. The actor says that this new parental role has changed his life,
“I’ve learned a lot about myself. You really have to show up for other human beings in a truly selfless way. I was, like, ‘Whoa, this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with.’”

The star of Stranger Things says that he and the girls have a very special relationship that requires a lot of his time and effort.

What do you think about this couple?

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