Jay Jopling is Lily Allen Boyfriend

January 2, 2009

Meet Jay Jopling, singer Lily Allen’s new boyfriend. Read the rest of the story and a biography of Jay Jopling below, and see photos and video of Lily Allen.

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British singer Lily Allen spent her New Year with a new man. While enjoying the high life on a luxury yacht off the coast of St. Bart, Lily cozied up to art gallery owner Jay Jopling. Check out photos of the pair here and here.

45 year old Jay Jopling was born in 1963 and is the son of Lord Jopling, Margaret Thatcher’s Agriculture Minister. He went to school at Eton and Edinburgh University, where he majored in Art History. He became an art gallery manager and originally worked with a small group of artists, working to help mold their careers. In 1993, he opened the White Cube gallery. In 2000, the gallery opened again in a larger space, and in 2006 opened again in Piccadilly.

Jay Jopling, known for his trademark square glasses and Savile Row suits, married Sam Taylor-Wood in 1997. They separated in September 2008 after 11 years of marriage. Jay was seen canoodling with young bad girl singer Lily Allen, 22 years his junior, on New Years 2009. He is friends with Lily’s father.

More photos and a video of Jay Jopling girlfriend Lily Allen are below.

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Photos: WENN

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