Elen Rivas Takes Aim At Christine Bleakley In Festive Spat

Model Elen Rivas has declared Twitter war on her ex Frank Lampard and his fiancee Christine Bleakley, accusing the couple of not letting her speak to her children over Christmas.

England midfielder Lamps began dating the former Daybreak presenter in 2009, a year after splitting from Spanish beauty Rivas after seven years together.

The former couple shares two daughters - Luna, six, and four-year-old Isla - but Rivas was furious when she tried unsuccessfully to talk to the girls on Christmas Eve from her festive break in Dubai.

She tweeted: "Sad a father would stop his children from speaking to their mother over Christmas... You would have thought the girlfriend would have a little maternal understanding."

But her comments sparked a war-of-words with Bleakley, who replied: "I'd happily put the record straight but really don't think twitter is a place to do it when children are involved."

Lamps and Bleakley announced their engagement earlier this year, but poor Elen shouldn't be too bothered - she reportedly walked away from her romance with the footballer with a settlement thought to be more than a cool £1m.