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Lily Allen met David Harbour on a dating app

The Editors
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Photo credit: Instagram/Lily Allen
Photo credit: Instagram/Lily Allen

From Harper's BAZAAR

Lily Allen has credited a dating app for bringing her husband, David Harbour, into her life. The singer married the Stranger Things actor in Las Vegas on 9 September.

Allen says she met Harbour through celebrity dating app Raya while he was in London working. "He was shooting a film in London, playing a Russian character," she told Sunday Times Style. "He had the name Karl Marx tattooed on his fingers.”

The two had their first date at The Wolseley where he met her under the restaurant's famous big clock. "I remember looking at him, and it reminded me of Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic, you know?" she says. "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."

Regardless of Allen's nerves, the date went well and the couple decided to have a surprise wedding in Vegas. She wore a much-talked-about Dior mini dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline that she found an hour and a half before she tied the knot.

"Oh, it could’ve been very different!" she recalls. "Literally, there was an hour in it. I had rented a dress, which was on its way to the hotel, then [my daughter] Ethel said, ‘Let’s keep looking.’ So we went to a few other shops. That dress wasn’t even on the rail, it was in a back room. The girl in the shop said, ‘What’s the occasion?’ I was, like, ‘I’m getting married!’ She said, ‘Well, I’ve got this dress, it’s not really a wedding dress …’"

It was her daughter who convinced her to buy the dress. "I said, ‘What do you think?’ She looked at me, looked back at the phone, and said, ‘I really don’t think you’re leaving this shop without it.’ Aged eight.”

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