Christine helps Frank get over World Cup disappointment on romantic Sardinia break

In a sure sign their relationship is getting serious the couple took their first holiday together
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His team may have bowed out of the World Cup, but with Christine Bleakley by his side, Frank Lampard has reason to smile again.

The Chelsea ace was beaming as he lay beside his TV presenter love in Sardinia, where the pair are enjoying their first holiday together.

It's a sure sign that things are becoming more serious for the couple, who began dating after meeting at the Pride of Britain Awards in October last year.

Christine is steadfastly being accepted into the WAGs circle.

She went out to South Africa to cheer on her man and his England teammates in their game against Germany.

And she also travelled on board the official England jet which brought the players back to Heathrow after they were knocked out of the competition.

Frank and his Northern Irish girlfriend were joined in Sardinia by Louise and Jamie Redknapp – who is Frank's cousin.

Both couples were spotted lounging by the pool after Louise gave Christine a warm hug in greeting.

Earlier Frank and Christine were spotted alone enjoying an al fresco lunch, during which they shared several kisses.