Allen shows off her new man

LONDON: British pop star Lily Allen has confirmed she's dating contractor SAM COOPER with a very public kiss.

The Smile singer has been single since splitting from art dealer Jay Jopling at the beginning of the year (09) and has previously dated Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons and record executive Seb Chew.

She has been dogged by rumours of new romances, with internet gossips recently linking her to The Virgins guitarist Wade Oates.

But she has now gone public with new lover Cooper - the pair was spotted kissing and cuddling as they watched England play Australia in the final Ashes cricket test at the Kennington Oval in London on Thursday (20Aug09).

Allen recently took to her blog to clear up rumours about Cooper, but only to point out that he is in fact a builder - not a painter and decorator, as he was described in the media