PREMIER LEAGUE legend Frank Lampard has announced he and wife Christine Bleakley are expecting their first baby.
The former England international, who retired last year, shared the news on social media today.
Getty Images – Getty Frank Lampard and wife Christine are having their first baby together
How old is Frank Lampard?
Lampard, who is Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, turned 39 in June last year.
He started his senior professional career aged just 17 with West Ham United in 1995.
However, he is best remembered for his 13-year stint at Chelsea, in which he scored 147 goals.
The midfielder also netted 29 times in 106 appearances for the full England side between 1999 and 2014.
Lampard took his first steps into management in May 2018, when he was named as new Derby County boss.
He said: “This is my first job as a manager, but I’ve worked closely with some of the best coaches in the game and I’m confident in my own abilities and those of the team around me, including the board.
“I know it won’t be easy – managing a football team never is – but I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead.”
AFP Frank remains Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer
Hulton Archive – Getty The midfielder started his career at West Ham United
Twitter @dcfcofficial Frank Lampard, pictured with owner Mel Morris, upon being confirmed as Derby manager
When did he marry his wife Christine Bleakley?
Christine Bleakley, who also shared the news of her pregnancy with her social media following today, has been a familiar face on our TV screens since the early 2000s. She rose to fame presenting The One Show alongside Adrian Chiles on BBC One from 2007 to 2010.
The Northern Irish presenter, 39, started dating Frank in late 2009 and they got engaged in June 2011.
The couple eventually married at a church in Knightsbridge, West London, in December 2015.
Frank was then a New York City player, a club for which he made 29 appearances.
Getty – Contributor Frank and TV presenter Christine married in December 2015