Saturday 16 December 2017

'Going through IVF is tough - I don't know if I could do that to myself' - Christine Lampard on future family

Frank and Christine Lampard (Ian West/PA)
Frank and Christine Lampard (Ian West/PA)
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Christine Lampard has said she is is not considering IVF to begin a family with her footballer husband Frank and said she is a big believer in "what will be, will be".

The television presenter from Co. Down said she has watched friends go through the IVF process and isn't sure it is something she would put herself through.

The couple on their wedding day in December 2015 (Jonathan Brady/PA)
The couple on their wedding day in December 2015 (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Christine said: "That isn't something we have thought about. I know friends who have torn themselves apart and jeopardised their relationship because going through IVF was so traumatic and I don't know if I could do that to myself or Frank."

"I'm not one of those women who was thinking about babies at the age of 18 and when I first met Frank it wasn't on the agenda.

Frank Lampard with partner Christine Bleakley and his daughters Isla and Luna (right) as he holds his Officer of Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, after it was presented to him by the Duke of Cambridge, at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London
Frank Lampard with partner Christine Bleakley and his daughters Isla and Luna (right) as he holds his Officer of Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, after it was presented to him by the Duke of Cambridge, at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London

"If it happens it happens, but right now, all is well in my world."

Christine, who is step-mum to Frank's daughters Luna (11) and Isla (10), said she finds the societal pressure to have a child bizarre.

Happy couple: Frank and Christine Lampard
Happy couple: Frank and Christine Lampard

"I think women are never allowed to feel that everything is okay. If they are not worried about something they should be.

"I am always going to be asked when am I going to have a baby. Everyone seems fascinated by my body clock."

"As far as I'm concerned I will wait and see what happens.

"I'm not getting stressed or unhappy. I'm a believer in what will be, will be"

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