Frank Lampard has revealed that Christine Bleakley has taken his surname following their wedding. The television presenter, who married former England footballer Frank in December, will now go by the name of Christine Lampard.
Speaking during an appearance on the ITV show Play to the Whistle on Saturday, Frank revealed that Christine is currently in the process of filing legal documents to make her name change official. The 37-year-old has already changed her name to Christine Lampard on her social media accounts while she waits, and will use her new surname for future presenting roles.
Christine Bleakley is taking Frank Lampard's surname following their wedding
Frank and Christine tied the knot in a fairytale winter wedding on 20 December following a four-year engagement. The couple first met at a wedding in 2009, with Piers Morgan taking credit for introducing his friend to the Northern Irish star.
"We were at a wedding and she walked past. Frank said to me, 'Cor she looks like a bit of a sort!' Then he went off and they were talking all evening." Piers recalled of their meeting. "After that, I think he had to go off and play in an England game but when he returned, they fell in love."
The couple married in a romantic winter wedding in December
Piers was one of the famous faces who attended the couple's romantic ceremony at Saint Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, central London, along with the likes of Ant and Dec, Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield.
Frank has since described their wedding day as "magical", telling The Mirror that although he was nervous during the preparations, everything went to plan on the day.
"Everything from beginning to end was magical," Frank said. "You dream about your wedding day and have anxiety about tables and food and people, but from the moment I woke up until the end of the night, everything was perfect."