They’re both ex­pect­ing ba­bies and should be basking in their preg­nan­cies – but Chris­tine Lam­pard and Jac­que­line Jossa are un­der enor­mous stress dur­ing what should be a happy time…

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She’s been hap­pily shar­ing pic­tures of her blos­som­ing baby bump and has spo­ken of her ut­ter de­light at ex­pect­ing her first child with hus­band Frank. Yet, be­hind the joy and ex­cite­ment, Chris­tine Lam­pard is cur­rently re­liv­ing one of the scari­est sit­u­a­tions of her life. The 39-year-old has been in court to con­front a stalker who al­legedly bom­barded her with dark, dis­turb­ing tweets, and even showed up at her Lon­don home, dur­ing a three-year cam­paign. Christof King, 39, has pleaded guilty to stalk­ing, but he dis­putes send­ing the tweets. Isle­worth Crown Court last week heard he de­scribed Chris­tine as ‘the most stun­ningly beau­ti­ful person I’ve ever seen’, and called him­self ‘a con­trol freak’. The court also heard he sent a nasty tweet that read, ‘I can hear the scratch of nails as I sharpen them ahead of your crucifixion.’ And an­other which read, ‘I am plan­ning the words that will go on your grave­stone.’ Chris­tine told the court she no­ticed the tweets be­cause there were so many of them. And she mem­o­rised Christof’s face, mean­ing she recog­nised him when he wor­ry­ingly turned up on her doorstep. ‘The fact he sent so many tweets made me no­tice him in the first place, but sev­eral were quite sin­is­ter,’ Chris­tine said in court. ‘In one he told me he was sharp­en­ing the nails for my crucifixion. An­other was about what he was plan­ning to write on my tomb­stone. I found it very con­cern­ing.’

The court was also told of a time when Christof called at Chris­tine’s home – Frank went to the door and Chris­tine peered over his shoulder.

‘I recog­nised him from his Twit­ter pic­ture. I was 100 per cent sure,’ said Chris­tine. ‘I re­alised then that he had stepped things up from just tweet­ing and had tracked me down to my home. It made me very wor­ried about go­ing out. I work in live tele­vi­sion, so it wouldn’t be hard to fig­ure out where I was go­ing to be at a par­tic­u­lar time.’

The en­counter dis­turbed foot­baller Frank, 39, so much he ad­mit­ted he feared for wife Chris­tine’s safety, as well as the safety of his daugh­ters, Luna, 12, and Isla, 11, who he shares with ex-part­ner, Elen Ri­vas.

The court case couldn’t have come at a worse time for Chris­tine as she’s around 23 weeks preg­nant. In the past, she’s talked about be­ing child­less in her late 30s, say­ing she was ec­static but ner­vous to be ex­pect­ing her first baby.

‘In that clas­sic kind of anx­ious, ner­vous, su­per­sti­tious way, it was like “Let’s get the big scan done and then you can open up and start to tell peo­ple,” be­cause I’ve been really ner­vous,’ she said.

‘I wasn’t [try­ing] at all. I think some­times that can con­sume you too much. It was kind of a let’s see what hap­pens – I’m clearly not 18 any more!

‘We’ve had the loveli­est time be­tween the two of us say­ing, “I think it’s go­ing to hap­pen; I think it’s hap­pen­ing!”’

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