TV presenter Christine Lampard and ex-football player Frank are expecting their first child together.
The happy couple, who married in 2015, announced the news that they were having a baby on social media.
39-year-old Christine re-posted a picture on her Instagram of her Frank and his two daughters 12-year-old Luna and 10-year-old Isla, who are both from his previous relationship to Elen Rivas.
The adorable family dog Minnie also made an appearance in the special announcement. The caption for the photo said: ‘The Lampard family are expanding!! 👶🏻 I feel SO excited, nervous and grateful! The list of emotions is endless 🤗🤗🤗.’
Frank’s original post had the caption: ‘We have some exciting news we wanted to share with you. The Lampard family is growing!😀 My gorgeous wife @christinelampard is pregnant and we all couldn’t be happier!!’
The picture was originally posted back in June last year to celebrate Frank’s 39th birthday and it is clearly a favourite snap of his and Christine’s.
Fans of the couple were quick to offer their congratulations. One person wrote: ‘Congratulations to you all, exciting times ahead xxx’.
Another added: ‘Mega congratulations. Hope you feel well and have a good pregnancy 🤰 xxxxx😘😘’.
Christine’s fellow Loose Women panellists also congratulated the couple.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BicwuyBBLrF/?taken-by=franklampard Christine has a close relationship with Frank’s other children and the doting dad often posts pictures of them all together
Saira Khan wrote: ‘So very, very happy for you Christine and Frank. Sending you out love and kisses. 💋❤’.’ While Andrea McLean said: ‘Fabulous news Christine! Congratulations xxx’.
A comment from Nadiya Sawalha and Kaye Adams’ account said: ‘So excited for you both ! Big hugs ! Can’t wait to see you later ! X’.
Other celebrity pals including mum Rochelle Humes also flocked to the post, Rochelle wrote: ‘The best post ever!!!! Just so happy for you both ❤’.
Christine and Frank have always had a relaxed approach to whether they would start a family and neither of them wanted to put any pressure on the situation.
In February Christine said ‘if it happens, of course it will be wonderful’. It looks as though something did indeed happen…
Congratulations to Frank and Christine!