FIFA World Cup 2022: who is Declan Rice’s girlfriend Lauren Fryer? As England player misses training
Declan Rice and Lauren Fryer were childhood sweethearts
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The West Ham midfielder, 23, from Kingston upon Thames, missed training on Wednesday due to illness ahead of the England squad’s World Cup quarter-final against France, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday.
Despite having been a crucial part of the Three Lions midfield during the football competition in Qatar, his absence from training has thrown his attendance this weekend in doubt.
Rice has started all four of England’s matches in Qatar, but his absence at the Al Wakrah Sports Complex makes it unclear whether it will affect his availability as they head into the last eight of the World Cup.
The England squad is already without their forward Raheem Sterling and their defender Ben White, who both returned home for personal reasons.
The rest of the squad, which is now down to 22-men, seemed to train without any issues as they prepared for what is meant to be their toughest game of the tournament, so far.
Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford told The Daily Mail: “We know it’s going to be a tough game. But it’s World Cup football. You’ve got to relish these moments. You’ve got to take every chance you get. You might not get another chance to beat France.”
So, who is Declan Rice in a relationship with?
Who is Declan Rice’s girlfriend Lauren Fryer?
Lauren Fryer, 23, from Chessington, Greater London, has remained predominantly out of the spotlight, despite being the girlfriend of one of England’s biggest footballers.
She has an Instagram account where she posts support for Rice’s career, as well as selfies, and holiday snaps.
Her follower count on the social media platform currently stands at more than 38,000. She is followed by fellow England players’ wifes and girlfriends - such as Harry Kane’s wife Kate and Luke Shaw’s girlfriend Anouska Santos.
Lauren doesn’t seem to be present on Rice’s Instagram account, as he seems to focus more so on his career for content, rather than his personal life.
Lauren Fryer became Rice’s long-term girlfriend after they first met at school in London.
How long has Declan Rice been in a relationship with Lauren Fryer?
The pair are childhood sweethearts and have been together for seven years, as it was revealed that they celebrated their sixth anniversary together last year.
She appears to be very supportive of her boyfriend, and often attends matches to cheer him on from the side-lines. After England’s defeat to Italy in the 2020 Euros tournament, Lauren took to Instagram to explain how proud she was of the West Ham captain.
She wrote: “This tournament has been the toughest, yet most incredible journey of your career so far, and I will never forget cheering you on from the very beginning.”
“I’ve loved every minute of seeing you in all your happiness and success,” Fryer continued.
She added: “Dec, you’ve accomplished so much, to say I’m proud of you is an understatement.”
Throughout his rising career, Lauren has been a loyal and stable presence who helps to alleviate Rice through the good and bad performances.
The young couple share a son, Jude, who was born in August of this year. Following the birth, the West Ham ace debuted a new tattoo during the team’s match against Brighton & Hove Albion.
The tattoo, which wraps around Declan Rice’s forearm, appears to have the name of his baby Jude, and his date of birth: 07.08.2022.