She laughs: âœI want to move as soon as possible and set up a proper home with Michael – we might all have to move into his place in Birmingham during the interim.
âœI can’t wait to decorate a new place that will be just ours with the boys.
It’s a fresh start without any unhappy memories. I finally feel settled and would like this to be my happy ever after!â
They’ve been planning their wedding for years, only for it to be put on hold when his football career took him to New York 18 months ago. But finally Christine Bleakley is set to marry her fiance Frank Lampard in a lavish winter wedding.
The couple began dating in October 2009 and were secretive at the start of their relationship to protect Frank’s ex-fiancee Elen Rivas – whom he’d split from the year before – and their two children Luna, 10, and Isla, eight. Christine,
36, later adopted the role of hands-on stepmum and the pair got engaged in 2011. And earlier this summer Frank,
37, admitted they were âœvery readyâ to finally get hitched, adding: âœShe’s my best mate. Simple as that.â
The pair were reportedly planning an intimate Christmas wedding for 20 December at London’s private members bar, The Arts Club.
The guest list is said to include Frank’s former England teammates Wayne Rooney and John Terry, plus Christine’s TV presenter pals
Susanna Reid and Phillip Schofield.
A source says: âœChristine jokes that Frank was more concerned with the wedding details than her. He’s gone to extremes to show just how special she is to him. He’d been debating three venues, but settled on The Arts Club as it’s a beautiful historic building and has such a magical atmosphere for a winter wedding. His wedding wish list included a Michelin-star chef and entertainment from Ed Sheeran, as he’s Christine’s favourite singer.
âœThe wedding has been delayed so many times because of their hectic work schedules, but they decided to make it their priority. They are both broody and keen to start a family after the celebrations. Christine has been joking that it’s a relief to get the wedding over with so they can focus on the next chapter.â
By Deborah Fraser
â˜I can’t wait to start a family’
Insiders say Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard are finally ready for the next stage in their relationship
Natalie and Marc – here with daughter Eliza -are tying the knot next year he’s looking forward to celebrating Christmas with her family, and insiders say EastEnders actress Natalie Cassidy will also be busy organising her dream wedding to fiance Marc Humphreys.
After dating the BBC cameraman for just over a year, the couple – who got engaged
in October – are hoping to get married next spring. And pals say Natalie, 32, who has daughter Eliza, five, with ex Adam Cottrell, is already looking at Brocket Hall and its stunning landscaped grounds in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, as a possible venue.
A source says: âœNatalie has been eyeing up stately homes in Hertfordshire and has her heart set on the listed Brocket Hall for her big day, which she wants to be traditional yet a bit modern.â The source adds: âœNatalie and Marc will spend Christmas Day with her dad and Boxing Day with Marc’s family. They’re excited about planning the wedding with their loved ones and finalising all the details. They can’t wait to have it all organised.â
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