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Lampard buys house for ex-fiancee

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London, Apr 26 (ANI): Chelsea mid-fielder Frank Lampard has bought his former fiancie Elen Rives a three million pound home.

The Premier League ace was finalising the deal on the four-bed house in an exclusive part of Chelsea as he went on the radio on Friday to hit back at claims he was a bad parent.

Dad-of-two Lamps, 30, had a ferocious 10-minute row with LBC's James O'Brien for calling him scum over his break-up with Elen in February.

Elen, 34, has been living in a flat with children Luna, two, and Isla, one, while Lampard remained in the 8.5 million pounds family home, the News of the World reported.

But a close friend of the star said: "Elen chose the new house herself, Frank paid for it. She is having it done in her taste from top to bottom, all paid for by Frank."

"Elen has been staying in a beautiful flat in Chelsea since the split, again chosen by herself. Frank is paying the rent. The suggestion he has short-changed Elen or left his kids in the lurch is laughable."

Lampard, one of the best-paid Premier League stars on 140,000 pounds a week, told O'Brien: "Every penny I earn, every yard I run on the football pitch is for my kids. I'm buying them a house which is of equal living standard, if not more, to mine."

Elen reportedly said she was upset about Lampard flaunting a new girlfriend in public, saying: "He is so heartless. He's moved on and is seeing other girls." (ANI)

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Story first published: Sunday, April 26, 2009, 15:46 [IST]
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