By Lisa Smyth
Monday, 18 June 2012
Since she got engaged to Chelsea star Frank Lampard, Northern Ireland’s Christine Bleakley has faced constant speculation over her wedding plans.
Frank proposed to Christine last year and after an injury forced him to pull out of the Euro 2012 squad it was thought they might take advantage of the break in his schedule to get hitched.
Now a spokesman for the footballer has ended rumours that the couple are planning to tie the knot any time soon.
He said: “There never were any plans for a wedding this year, nor have we made any plans for next year.”
Instead, the couple (below) have jetted off on holiday and look very much in love as they soak up the sun on the Italian Riviera.
Looking stunning in a red string bikini, Christine has been helping Frank get over his disappointment and even took her fiance to watch England beat Sweden in their first win of the tournament.
It has been reported that Christine is telling friends that moving into their newly refurbished home is her and Frank’s priority.
“Their focus is moving into the house in August,” a source close to the couple is quoted as saying.
“Frank will be flying to America to play with Chelsea soon, so the plan now is to get married when there’s more time.”
The couple have endured endless speculation over their big day since TV presenter Christine announced her engagement to the Chelsea player a year ago.
Earlier this month, Christine revealed that she and her fiance have not made much progress on their wedding plans.
“The truth is we’ve planned very little and nothing is set in stone,” she said.
Bleakley started her television career as a runner and then trained to become a floor manager whilst studying for her A-Levels at Bloomfield Collegiate School in Ballyhackamore, Belfast.