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Report: Lily Allen gives birth to baby number 2

Lily Allen has become a mother for the second time after giving birth to a baby girl according to reports.

Although there has been no official confirmation it is believed that she and husband Sam Cooper have welcomed a second daughter to their family.

They already have a daughter called Ethel who was born 14 months ago.

Friends and fans were bombarding the star with congratulations this morning and she tweeted:

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Quite overwhelmed by all the well wishing going on. THANKYOU everybody x x x

The Sun reports that the baby was born on Tuesday.

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Lily Allen accepts baby tweet apology

Singer Lily Allen has accepted an apology and said everyone should "move on" after her latest online spat.

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Lily Allen accepted an apology from a man claiming to be a serving soldier. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

Sniper Lance Corporal Harry Wilson, of the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, posted on social networking site Twitter: "All the best with your new family just seen you bought s*** I meant adopted a child from Africa #hero."

Allen reported the tweet to the Ministry of Defence but yesterday told fans: "I have just received some flowers and a hand written apology from Harry Wilson, which I accept. I hope we can all now move on. Thank you."

MoD probes Lily Allen 'soldier' row

The Ministry of Defence is investigating after singer Lily Allen reported an online spat with a man claiming to be a serving soldier.

The row started after a Twitter user, who said in his profile he was in the Army, told the singer he had "just seen you bought s*** I meant adopted a child from Africa".

Lily Allen reported an online spat with a man claiming to be a serving soldier.
Lily Allen reported an online spat with a man claiming to be a serving soldier. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Allen, who is a regular tweeter under her married name @lilyrosecooper, reported the comment to the MoD.

An Army spokesman said: "Racism of any kind is completely unacceptable and the Army has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment and discrimination."

Lily Allen believed to be 'pregnant with second child'

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Lily Allen gave birth to daughter Ethel Mary in November 2011 Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Lily Allen is reportedly pregnant again with her second child with husband Sam Cooper.

According to the Sunday Mirror, the 27-year-old singer is said to be 'thrilled' at the prospect of welcoming another baby into their family, months after giving birth to daughter Ethel Mary.

A source told the Sunday Mirror: "Lily has started telling her friends and everybody in her close circle is so excited for her.

"It was a surprise but Lily and Sam are thrilled. The pair of them have loved every minute of ­parenthood so far and wanted to expand their brood quickly. So it’s great timing."

A spokesperson for Lily refused to comment on the claims.

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