They married back in 2015, but they have been together for 8 years and Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard certainly looked more loved-up than ever on Tuesday, as they frolicked together on a yacht in St Tropez, France. The TV presenter 38 years old slipped into a skimpy pink bikini as she and her footballer beau put on a playful display diving in and out of the water together and stealing a few smooches as they went.
The loved-up pair still seemed to be in honeymoon period as they played and laughed together on the lavish vessel, stealing a few kisses throughout. The couple first appeared to embark on a diving competition and were seen filming each other on their phones as their other half plunged into calm blue sea. Later getting more playful, Christine was then seen giggling as she jokingly tried to stop her husband from re-boarding the boat, copping a cheeky feel of his behind as she did so.
Not tiring of their antics, the good looking duo later teamed up to jump into the cool water hand in hand and even hilariously recreated the famous Titanic boat scene, only adding to their besotted display. Plunging in and out of ocean, Christine’s enviable figure was clear for all to see in her skimpy pink gingham two piece. The top was of a strapless cut to draw attention to her ample bust and was paired with nothing but skimpy matching bottoms, to leave her impressively toned stomach and long legs on show.
Later tiring of their games, the duo then spent the rest of their afternoon relaxing, chatting together and sipping on beers as they made the most of the sunshine. Christine and Frank are no doubt relaxing in the French Riviera to celebrate the footballer’s birthday, who turns 39 on Tuesday. The pair first began dating in 2009 after meeting at the Pride of Britain Awards and they went on to tie the knot in Knightsbridge, London 6 years later.
Christine, who has been a successful BBC and ITV presenter for over a decade, revealed in February that she would ‘love children’. She recently said that now her footballer husband has retired from the sport that made him a household name, the possibility of having a brood is more likely. She said ‘Frank has retired, so we are getting used to a new routine, so we will see what happens. I am surprised anyone cares, the only people I would think it matters to are Frank and me and because we have the girls as well, we have a lot of kiddie stuff in our lives, but we will have to wait and see. We have had a great time since we got married, without sounding like a lovestruck teenager. It has flown by.’
Christine is stepmother to Frank’s daughters Isla 9 years old and Luna 11 years old from his previous relationship with Elen Rivas. Frank’s career as a footballer saw him and Christine spend much of their time apart, but Christine admitted earlier this year that she is happy he is now around more after hanging up his football boots. She revealed on Loose Women ‘My entire relationship has seen Frank head off for six weeks, going off all the time, at least a couple of times a week, but now he’s retired at the grand old age of 38 now he’s back all the time. So I’m getting used to having him back. So far so good, early days, I’ll see how I feel in a few months time. Sabbaticals can work for some people, wouldn’t necessarily work for me.’