She’s been a step-mum to Frank’s children for nine years years, and now – with her own baby on the way – Christine Lampard has revealed how the girls have helped her feel more prepared for motherhood.
The TV presenter is about to become a mum for the first time at the age of 39, but thanks to her two step-children from Frank’s previous marriage – Luna, 13 and Isla, 11 – Christine feels a little less apprehensive about the whole experience.
“I have had the girls since they were four and two and they are 13 and 11 so I have been through all the toddler years, the primary and secondary school bit and teenagers are around the corner, that is preparation, although the baby years is all new to me! So I’ll take it day by day really, like every other new mum,” she revealed.
With the baby due in September/ October, Christine admitted she’s feeling “relatively relaxed” – largely due to the ever-changing nature of her job.
“Because of what I do, and what my husband does, we are always open to change constantly,” she explained.
“We have been all over the place and have moved about 20 times during our relationship. You have to be adaptable but as long as your foundations don’t change too much, you can work around everything. I wish sometimes I was more of a planner, but I don’t seem to have that gene in me.”