Who is Lily Allen's 'fiancé'? Everything you need to know about Stranger Things star David Harbour

Lily showed off her diamond ring in Capri

Kate Thomas

Lily Allen's fans are convinced she's engaged after the singer showed off an incredible diamond ring during her holiday in Capri, Italy.

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The Smile hit-maker – who has kept tight-lipped about engagement rumours since last year – is thought to be betrothed to Stranger Things actor David Harbour, but the pair have remained coy about their transatlantic romance.

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After Lily shared a bikini selfie from the beach, her fans rushed to congratulate her after spotting the huge rock on her ring finger. One wrote, "Congrats Lily. Gorgeous news. You look so happy", while another commented, "So happy for you. You deserve this happiness."

Others pointed out that Lily has been wearing a ring for months. "She's had that ring on for a while from what I can remember", one fan clarified.

The down-to-earth singer has left everyone confused… But what do we know about her romance with American actor David?


Lily and David Harbour have been linked since August 2019

When did Lily Allen and David Harbour first meet?

The 35-year-old pop star and David, 45, surprised fans when they were spotted together at a West End production of The Lehman Triology in August 2019. A string of dates ensued, including a boxing match and several PDA-filled outings.

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The pair were seen publicly kissing at Madison Square Garden in October, proving things were getting serious.

David and Lily only made their official red carpet debut in January of this year, attending the SAG Awards 2020 arm-in-arm. They sure make an attractive couple!


David flew from New York to London to spend lockdown with Lily

Do Lily Allen and David Harbour live together?

The pair have spent most of their relationship on different continents, dividing their time between the UK and David's New York City apartment.

During the coronavirus pandemic, David moved into Lily's London home with her children Ethel, eight, and Marnie, seven, who she shares with ex-husband Sam Cooper.

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David had been in Atlanta filming Stranger Things, but managed to fly out to the UK to see Lily just before travel restrictions kicked in, admitting it would have been a "really bad situation" for his mental health "to be quarantined alone".


Lily has been showing off her ring for months 

When did Lily Allen start wearing an engagement ring?

Rumours first began circulating that David had popped the question after Lily was spotted wearing a ring during a stroll around Chelsea, London in late November.

Her fans have also quizzed her about it on Instagram, but the British singer has always refused to comment.

Responding to a direct fan question, she joked: 'First rule of engagement club........,' referencing Brad Pitt's famous line from Fight Club ("you do not talk about Fight Club").

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This could be Lily's second marriage; she separated from husband Sam Cooper in 2015 after about four years of marriage, before finalising their divorce in 2018. 


The couple have made a few low-key public appearances 

What is David Harbour best known for?

David is perhaps best known for his role as Jim Hopper in Netflix's smash hit show Stranger Things. The no-nonsense police chief makes it his mission to find missing local boy Will Byers – only to get sucked into the dark and mysterious world of the Upside Down.

Aside from fighting Demogorgons, David is also famed for playing the titular anti-hero in Hellboy. The talented actor has also starred as Gregg Beam in Quantum of Solace, Shep Campbell in Revolutionary Road and Dexter Tolliver in Suicide Squad.


David previously dated Fantastic Beasts star Alison Sudol 

Who are David Harbour's exes?

You might recognise some of David's famous exes! The star was previously in a relationship with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them actress Alison Sudol.

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David and Alison, who also performs under the name A Fine Frenzy, called it quits a few months before he was linked to Lily.

The actor was previously rumoured to be engaged to Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Maria Thayer. However, the pair quietly ended things in 2011 before they were allegedly set to walk down the aisle.

In other surprising news, he also dated Julia Stiles for four years between 2011 and 2015 – and they even lived together in New York! Who knew!

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