But after weeks of being hounded by the Press to out her blossoming romance
with the Chelsea midfielder she has finally admitted the pair are dating.
According to the Daily Mail, the Co Down beauty confirmed she was seeing
?Lamps? but that it was ?early days?.
The admission comes after the 30-year-old was spotted having a cosy lunch with
Lampard and a friend on Monday afternoon at the Hollywood Arms, a short walk
from the footballer?s home in Chelsea.
But when she left the premises an hour later she was asked if she would like
to change her story.
She then told the Mail: ?Well, when you start seeing someone and it?s early
days, you need to know them a bit before you come out and say you?re dating.?
It is understood Christine has enjoyed a number of secret dates with
31-year-old Lampard, who had a bitter split with his fiancee Elen Rives (34)
On Saturday at 2am she was photographed leaving his home accompanied by one of
his close friends.
Rumours of their fledgling romance began to circulate after they were spotted
together at London nightclub Amika a fortnight ago. So far the couple have
not actually been captured on camera, save for a much-used shot of Christine
at Whisky Mist ? with the footballer?s reflection captured on a pane of
The snappers had clearly been tipped off about the former BBC Northern Ireland
presenter?s movements last Friday night, hence the posse camped outside
Lampard?s place hoping to catch the pair off-guard. In the end what they got
was Christine leaving with a friend of the football star, rather than the
But since the weekend the paparazzi?s interest in the couple intensified,
culminating in Monday?s ?showdown? and the frank admission, so to speak, at
When contacted by the Belfast Telegraph recently Christine laughed off the
rumours and said she thought the public had heard enough about her love
life. She was unavailable for comment last night.
There has been much speculation about the former Strictly Come Dancing
competitor?s love life since she split with her Belfast businessman
boyfriend Mark Beirne at the start of the year.
She denied any romance with One Show co-presenter Adrian Chiles, who was
recently divorced from radio news and current affairs presenter Jane Garvey.
Source: The Belfast Telegraph
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