England star Joe Cole was able to spend some quality time with his family as Fabio Capello relaxed his ban on WAGs.
The Chelsea midfielder was back on daddy duty pushing his daughter Ruby around in her monster pram at the Palace Hotel in Sun City near Rustenburg.
Carly wore skinny jeans and wedges but needed a long-sleeve top to keep warm despite the sunshine in South Africa.
The couple are in good heart after Joe made his first outing at the finals so far in the victory over Slovenia which tees up England's last-16 meeting with Germany.
And he wasn't the only player allowed to spend time with his other half today after manager Fabio Capello gave the nod to allow the team to spend time with their WAGs.
A source has informed the MailOnline that the Italian manager, who turned 64 last week, relaxed his strict regime to give players permission to take visits from the wives and girlfriends who are currently in South Africa.
This may explain why we've seen several England WAGs - including Fabio's own wife Laura Ghisi (above) - in the African nation over the last few days.
He said: 'The players were allowed to drink beer before the game. You can ask them. I changed something, I used my imagination. It was free South African beer.
'For us, it was really important. We had to win. We won. I saw the team really well on the pitch, with the spirit that we’d lost in the games we played before this game.'
But Frank Lampard revealed that none of them team took him up on the offer.
He admitted: 'The offer of a beer was there but no-one took him up on it. A lot has been made about the boredom in the hotel. You can’t come away for a month and live like a monk.
The manager is aware of that and it’s not like that. Sometimes those things are on offer and it’s up to you if you take therm. You just don’t have ten beers, you might have one or two.'
However, players are said to have become bored at their Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus base.
Their performance on the pitch so far has certainly not been up to the standard that many fans will have expected, so maybe this could be the boost that they need.
Some of the WAGs are already in South Africa, taking their place in the stands to cheer the team on.
They include Emile Heskey's fiancée Chantelle Tagoe (above), who arrived in Port Elizabeth with the couple's two sons Jaden, four, and Reigan, two.
They were seen in the crowd at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, with one of their boys proudly wearing a tall St George's Cross hat as they watched England beat Slovenia 1-0.
She was joined in the stadium by fellow WAGs Ellie Darby (below), who is the girlfriend of Matthew Upson, and defender Glen Johnson's wife Laura.
Laura (below) clutched their baby daughter as she watched the match from the stands, while Ellie looked nervously on.
Carly Cole was another WAG that defied Capello's rule as she jetted off to South Africa yesterday.
The wife of midfielder Joe Cole flew out of Heathrow with the couple's baby daughter Ruby ahead of the team's crunch match.
Carly, 26, looked casual but chic in black trousers, a white vest and wedged cotton shoes as she left her west London home on Tuesday morning.
With her mother holding baby Ruby, she checked she had all her bags and everything she needed for her flight.
Actress Sheree Murphy (below), who jetted out to South Africa to cheer on husband Harry Kewell in his matches for Australia is back in the UK.
She was spotted out shopping in Liverpool today as she waited for her other half to come home, after Australia left the World Cup after a defeat to Germany.
Meanwhile Victoria Beckham is also missing out on the World Cup, she decided to give the tournament a wide berth - but husband David made the trip despite being ruled out of playing by a devastating Achilles injury.