Frank Lampard to propose to Christine Bleakley


Frank Lampard to propose to Christine Bleakley

Frank Lampard planning “proposal to Christine Bleakley on Abramovich”s yacht”

12:14 AM on 30th May 2011

They”ve been pretty inseparable since they started dating a year and a half ago.

And now it appears Frank Lampard is hoping to make an honest woman of his presenter girlfriend Christine Bleakley.

The footballer is said to be planning a romantic proposal on board one of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich”s luxury yachts.

Wedding bells Frank Lampard is said to be planning a proposal to girlfriend Christine Bleakley in Sardinia

Wedding bells Frank Lampard is said to be planning a proposal to girlfriend Christine Bleakley in Sardinia

Father-of-two Lampard, 32, is preparing to get down on one knee in Sardinia next week and ask for Bleakley”s hand in marriage, according to the Sunday Mirror.

A source said: “Frank intends to propose in the most romantic way possible. He”s got it all planned out. He will spent most of June away with Christine and by the time he and Christine are back in London, they will be engaged.

Sardinia holds a special place for the couple because it”s where they enjoyed their first proper holiday as couple last July after England crashed out of the World Cup.

In an interview with the Mail earlier this month, Bleakley, 32, downplayed any speculation about getting married, despite admitting how happy she was with Lampard.

She said: “People keep asking when he’s going to ask me to marry him. But I’m the last person who should know that.

Super yacht: Lampard is hoping to propose on board one of Roman Abramovich

Super yacht: Lampard is hoping to propose on board one of Roman Abramovich”s luxury yachts

‘We went to Paris for two days a few weeks ago and suddenly it was, “Look, they’re ring shopping.” No, we weren’t and he certainly hasn’t asked.

‘We’ve only been seeing each other a year and a half, which isn’t long enough for me. There are his children to think about, too.

“I can’t imagine not being with Frank, and I’d like to enjoy being married to him for a while before having children. Frank would have more tomorrow, but he knows I’m not ready for it.’

Lampard already has two daughters Luna, five, and Isla, four with ex Elen Rivas.

Bleakley said she has been taking things slowly with the girls: ‘I didn’t meet his girls for a good year. I wanted to make sure he and I were going to stay together first. I didn’t want to fall in love with these little girls, and then suddenly we break up.’

Both Lampard and Bleakley have been engaged before, but never made it down the aisle.

The midfielder was engaged to Spanish model Rivas, who he dated for seven years until their split in November 2008.

Meanwhile, Bleakley was briefly engaged to Dublin restaurant owner Christian Stokes in 2004.