02/09/2012 07:29 pm ET

Lana Del Rey Living On Ex-Boyfriend's Couch: Singer Reveals Personal Details In 'T' Interview

Lana Del Rey may have the second most popular album in the country, but that doesn't mean she's above helping out her friends and crashing at an ex's apartment.

In a recent interview with The New York Times' T Magazine, Del Rey revealed that she's currently in a somewhat awkward living situation. "Staying with my ex-boyfriend. I live on his couch," she told the magazine.

It's not the only they're-just-like-us detail Del Rey shares in the interview. Though her manager had told the magazine that the interview would have to end at a certain time due to "big industry meeting," Del Rey freely confessed that she was actually off to babysit for a friend.

The interview is worth a read, especially in light of the media backlash obscuring the singer's actual work and personality. To hear the critics tell it, Del Rey is a mess whose management is frantically canceling her press appearances and tour. Given this interview and the eventual revelation that she never even had a tour planned, that seems to be a false characterization.

And after a stronger performance on Letterman and an even more well-received turn at an in-store at Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, she may be stepping into softer lighting.

Whether she's already on her way to cultural irrelevance or embarking on a long career, one thing's for certain: She's smiling again, with a glittery tooth to boot.

For more from the interview, including her thoughts on the media hype and how she was discovered, head over to T Magazine.


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