Husband helped Lily Allen overcome drinking problem

Updated: Jul 04, 2011, 15:13 PM IST

London: Pregnant singer Lily Allen has credited her new husband Sam Cooper with changing her life by helping her cut back on alcohol.

Prior to meeting her partner, the 26-year-old singer fell into a cycle of heavy drinking and would often skip meals, replacing food with wine, reported Elle magazine.

"I wasn`t eating and then, you know, I was going out at night. I guess when you`re not eating you have to distract yourself with other things. But then I met Sam and he noticed that behaviour.

"I just needed someone to tell me. I suppose I was doing all that because I wanted acceptance and if he was telling me that he`d already accepted me for who I was and it made me feel safe and secure," said Allen.