Inside Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch’s summer of love

But the Euros are really getting in the way

Abbey Clancy Peter Crouch summer love

by Elizabeth Ryan |

We all know long-term relationships have their ups and downs – and we also know how much effort those ups can take to achieve. But after a difficult few years for her and husband Peter Crouch, friends say Abbey Clancy is more than ready for the challenge, and she’s preparing for a summer of romantic mini-breaks and intimate one-on-one dinners to help get their marriage back on track. She just needs the pesky Euros 2020 out of the way first…

“Abbey has so many plans for this summer,” says an insider close to the couple, who share four children, Sophia, ten, Liberty Rose, six, Johnny, three, and Jack, two, and who recently celebrated their tenth anniversary.

“They’re hoping to get away a few times before the year is out, including a big family holiday. But Abbey also wants her and Peter to have plenty of time alone, where they can concentrate on their relationship and reconnect. She thinks they need that one-on-one time.”

As heat has reported, the pair have publicly admitted to having a difficult few years – particularly while Abbey was pregnant with Jack. The 35-year-old former Strictly star recently explained, “We hated each other… I don’t even know how I got pregnant, to be quite honest. The pregnancy with our three-year-old, Johnny, was hell, I hated [Pete] and he hated me.”

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Former footballer Peter, 40, also hinted at a difficult time, warning fans, “Don’t ever have four [kids]. It was a ridiculous decision,” adding, “It’s tough.” Abbey later revealed in a podcast that she hates football – despite her husband having played for England and now working as a pundit – saying, “The only thing I like is penalties. It’s surprising we’ve lasted so long.”

And, with Pete currently busy presenting his show Crouchy’s Year Late Euros, as well as a Euros podcast for the BBC, he’s been busier with the sport than ever.

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“Abbey’s made no secret of the fact that she can’t stand football,” heat’s insider continues. “Of course, she’s been supporting him and goes down to watch filming, but he’s so busy, she can’t get five minutes alone with him. Abbey’s happy Peter’s doing so well, but she’s missing spending time with him.”

Last week, Abbey praised her husband on Instagram, sharing cute family snaps declaring, “We love you Daddy,” and calling Pete a “#1 Dad”. Our source says, “Neither of them takes the marriage for granted, and Peter agrees that they need to prioritise time as a couple after the Euros.”

The source adds, “They’re really excited about spending more quality time together and are committed to finding that spark again.”

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