Frank Lampard has candidly opened up about his romance with wife Christine, admitting he instantly fell in love. Speaking on The Emma Barnett Show on BBC Radio 5 Live, the 39-year-old confessed it was "love at first sight". "I had been on my own for a year, single for a year, and I'd had a very hard time with my mum, and I was in a difficult place," he shared. "And I don't need to go into that, but it was tough, and I was working and that was my get-out from a very hard year for myself."
Frank Lampard has opened up about falling in love with wife Christine
The retired footballer, who has just won the Legends Of Football award for 2018 in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity, met TV presenter Christine, née Bleakley, in 2009 - just months after he lost his mother Pat to pneumonia. He added: "But meeting Christine was completely uplifting for me because, we say love at first sight, but we met, and very quickly we kind of moved in together and were inseparable." Frank, who has two children from his previous relationship, married Christine in a romantic winter ceremony in December 2015. Discussing the early moments of their relationship, he continued: "And I fell in love, she brought the perfect balance to my life. And the world that she's in makes it, say, easier."
Earlier this month, during an appearance on Loose Women, Christine revealed that their similar sense of humour and regular date nights keep the romance alive. "We love the really simple things that make you smile," she admitted. "So we both have a day off ... say, a day in the week, and both get really excited about what we're going to do that day. Now, it doesn't have to be anything romantic or overly fancy. I mean, going to the pub and getting a bit tipsy at lunchtime. I mean really, really simple things. But that's what we really love doing."
The couple have been together since 2009
She continued: "And definitely the fancying thing, because you've got to still look at them and go, 'That's my husband' or 'That's my wife'. I mean, if you can do that, I think that's special. December was our anniversary, so we're married just over two years. But we've been together just over nine. I look at him now and I still feel exactly the way I did when I first met him, if not more."