Christine Lampard has announced she’s pregnant with her second child.
The presenter, 41, took to Instagram on Saturday to announce she and husband Frank, 41, are set to welcome their new arrival later this year, as she admitted it’s been ‘strange and worrying’ being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Christine and Frank are already proud parents to daughter Patricia, two, and the Chelsea manager is dad to daughters Luna, 14, and Isla, 13, with ex Elen Rivas.
Baby news: Christine Lampard, 41, has announced she’s pregnant with her second child, as she shared a snap of her blossoming baby bump on Saturday
Christine shared a snap of her growing bump dressed in a cosy cream jumper as she offered her support to fans who are pregnant during such a ‘crazy time.’
She wrote: ‘A new year and a new baby on the way for the Lampards! It’s been a strange and worrying time to be pregnant but we’re hoping and praying that cuddles from family and friends are not too far off.
‘Sending all my love to everyone going through pregnancy during this crazy time.’
Surprise! The presenter took to Instagram on Saturday to announce the news, as she admitted it’s been ‘strange and worrying’ being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic
Exciting: It is believed the couple, who have been married for five years, discovered they were expecting before Christmas
Christine’s post was soon flooded with comments from celebrity pals offering their congratulations, including Jamie Redknapp who wrote: ‘So pleased for you guys.’
Giovanna Fletcher wrote: ‘Aaaaaaaaaaah!!! Huge congratulations. Lovely news!! Xxx.’
Christine’s Loose Women colleague Nadia Sawalha added: ‘We are all so thrilled for you and your family Christine!! Thank god the secret is out!!! So exciting!! Cuddlesssssssss.’
Binky Felstead, who is also expecting her second child, commented: ‘EEEEEEEEEEK HOW AMAZING!!!!!!!! Congratulations gorgeous lady!! So so exciting!!!! Bump buddies!!’
What lovely news! Christine’s post was soon flooded with comments from celebrity pals offering their congratulations including from Jamie Redknapp and Giovanna Fletcher
Other stars including presenter Matt Baker, singer Kimberley Walsh and Frank’s former Chelsea team mate John Terry and his wife Toni also offered their congratulations.
Christine and Frank married in a lavish ceremony at St Paul’s Church in London followed by a reception at The Arts Club in 2015 after six years together.
In 2018 they announced they were expecting their first child together, and the Loose Women star gave birth to Patricia Charlotte Lampard in September of that year.
Their daughter was named after Frank’s mum, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 58.
Sweet: Christine and Frank are already proud parents to daughter Patricia, who was born in September 2018 (pictured at her birth)
Cute! In June the presenter shared a rare glimpse of her daughter following in her dad Frank’s footsteps by playing football in the park
In September of this year, Christine and Frank celebrated daughter Patricia’s second birthday at home with a Peppa Pig-themed party.
Sharing snaps from the low-key celebration via Instagram, Christine gushed: ‘Our little girl is the big 2 already!
‘We mightn’t have been able to have a big party but we made up for it with a #peppapig cake, presents and plenty of balloons.’
The doting parents first crossed paths at the Pride Of Britain awards in 2009 – an event neither had planned to attend.
Delighted: Before the November lockdown, Christine and Frank celebrated daughter Patricia’s second birthday at home with a Peppa Pig-themed party
The broadcaster previously told Lorraine: ‘It’s a strange one, because it is ten years ago that we met at them, it was one of those nights that neither of us were meant to go to.
‘It was a last minute thing for him and I arrived at the awards late because of work. We were sat on tables next to each other.’
The TV personality went on to gush over Frank’s skills as a father to Patricia, as she praised: ‘He is very good, he has to be directed a little bit, I suppose, but he’s great. He’s so brilliant with her.’
In 2015, Christine spoke candidly about being a step-mum to Isla and Luna, saying that while it was a tough role to take on she was keen to dispel old notions of the ‘evil step-mother’.
Speaking to The Times she explained that building a bond with his children had been a careful ‘well-thought-out process’, as she said: ‘I’d like to think, if you asked the girls in ten years’ time, they would say that it was a well-thought-out process – I didn’t meet them for a year, on purpose.’
Family: Chelsea manager Frank is also dad to daughters Luna, 14, and Isla, 13, with ex Elen Rivas (pictured with Christine)
Wanting to be careful of disrupting their lives, Christine added that she and Frank waited until they were sure of their long-term feelings for each other, before introducing her into Isla and Luna’s lives.
Of how she spent time with them during this period, Christine went on: ‘Frank’s away a lot, their mummy could be away, I have them on my own.
‘It’s me going to violin recitals, me doing their homework, me doing the bathtime tonight and getting them to school in the morning – I’ve grown into that and we have our own little system.
‘They know I’m their little mate. I don’t want to be their mummy. That was never even a thought.’
Family: In 2015, Christine spoke candidly about being a step-mum to Isla and Luna, saying that while it was a tough role to take on she was keen to dispel old notions of the ‘evil step-mother’
Christine has also previously said being a step-mum to her husband’s children helped prepare her for motherhood.
She told Lorraine in July 2018: ‘I have had the girls since they were four and two and they are 13 and 11 so I have been through all the toddler years, the primary and secondary school bit and teenagers are around the corner, that is preparation, although the baby years is all new to me!
‘So I’ll take it day by day really, like every other new mum. People are telling me, and I would like to think I’m like that anyway, but do your best to relax into it and don’t put too much pressure on yourself.’
‘Don’t always be looking at everyone else and thinking, ‘It’s running perfectly for them, why isn’t it for me?’ Give yourself a break. I’ll take it hour by hour!’
Meant to be: Christine and Frank crossed paths at the 2009 Pride Of Britain awards, and she previously said they were not meant to be at the event the night they met (pictured in October)