Arriving back in London from a US vacation in L.A. and Las Vegas with footballer Frank Lampard, TV presenter Christine Bleakley smiled for photographers as she showed off her huge GBP120,000 ring - which she has called a bit too big!
Lampard, a striker with the English national team and Chelsea in the English Premiere League, reportedly spent almost three months planning a the romantic two-week getaway and proposal - though Bleakley told her cohorts on breakfast show Daybreak that the moment was "not very fancy. It was very personal, very private actually, and we were just having a gorgeous lunch by the beach [in Los Angeles] and he simply popped the question. It was completely out of the blue.
"Halfway through the lovey-dovey bit, I realized what he was about to do so I started to cry for about ten minutes and then he pulled out the ring and said, 'Will you marry me?' And that was it."
Though the couple haven't set a date for the wedding, Bleakley says she'd like a small and private wedding in her hometown of Newtownards in Northern Ireland.
It's also been reported that the couple have already been turning down splashy magazine deals to showcase their wedding photos, wishing instead just to share the day with loved ones.
A source told the Sunday Mirror today, "Christine can't wait to get married and Frank has said whatever she wants is fine by him. Money obviously isn't a problem and Frank wants everything to be perfect for Christine. It isn't going to be some tacky celebrity wedding. This is a day purely about them and for their families and close friends."
This will be the first marriage for both, though Lampard was once engaged to Spanish model Elen Rives, with whom he has daughters Luna, 4, and Isla, 3.
Source: DAILY MAIL
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