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David Harbour Fell In Love With Lily Allen After Meeting Her On Dating App

Jake Massey

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David Harbour Fell In Love With Lily Allen After Meeting Her On Dating App

We tend to assume that celebrity couples are forged at red carpets and exclusive nightclubs - but it turns out David Harbour and Lily Allen met on a dating app.

The Stranger Things star and the 'Not Fair' singer tied the knot in 2020 in Las Vegas, with an Elvis impersonator presiding over the ceremony.

But there are two versions of the story of how they met: the fake but totally plausible version, and the true but seemingly unlikely version.

The lie is that they met each other backstage at a talk show, the truth is that they connected on a dating app.


Speaking to GQ Hype, 47-year-old Harbour said: "I was in London alone, doing Black Widow, on this app, going on dates and stuff.

"And yeah, I started texting with her, she was in Italy at the time — we got together, went on a date at The Wolseley, and it was, you know, she's f***ing unbelievable."

N'awww, bless him. Who'd have thought a celebrity romance could be born on a dating app, eh? Stranger things have happened, I suppose.


It's worth pointing out though that they didn't meet on Tinder or Bumble - they were on Raya, an exclusive app that members have to apply to get on, which is understandably a favourable alternative for celebs.

Recalling when they first fell for each other, Harbour continued: "She claims to have fallen in love at first sight with me — I mean, who wouldn't?

"I remember the exact moment. It was our third date. 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.'"


Allen recently made headlines at Glastonbury Festival when she joined Olivia Rodrigo on stage for a rendition of her 2009 hit song 'F*** You', which she dedicated to the members of the US Supreme Court involved in ending the country's constitutional right to abortion.

In a subsequent Instagram post, the 37-year-old wrote: "I wish people would stop posting examples of exceptional reasons for having abortions.

"Most people I know, myself included, just didn't want to have a f****** baby. And that is reason enough! We don't have to justify it.


"It shouldn't have to be said, and I think all these examples just play into the hands of the baddies."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Instagram/@LilyAllen

Topics: Celebrity, Sex and Relationships, David Harbour

Jake Massey
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