Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright have taken to Instagram to announce their engagement.
“The perfect end to our holiday… how could the answer not be yes,” said 27-year-old Kate in the post which the moment she is being hugged by Rio and his three children.
And this comes three years after Rio’s wife, Rebecca Ellison who died from breast cancer.
The newly engaged couple began dating nearly two years ago. And in August of this year, Kate spoke about her life with Rio, 39, saying when they met they “just clicked”.
“If someone had told me a few years back that I was going to be the stepmum of three children, I would have just laughed. “You don’t see something like that coming,” she told the Mail On Sunday’s You magazine. Adding, “I fell in love with Rio, then I met the kids and fell in love with them. I realised ‘Wow, my life is going to change’. I couldn’t be part of his life and not part of theirs. I knew it would be a challenge, but if you love someone you go with it and deal with the difficult stuff.”
Rio also spoke about their relationship in an interview with the Times earlier this year. “My relationship with Kate has helped in that they have got a female in the house now,” he said. “They run past me sometimes to go to her. I’ve had to go through a period of being very, very open, and men aren’t normally like that naturally.”
He continued, “So having that extra person in the house who is female, who has that softer touch, I think is vitally important for the kids.”
Now the couple is engaged and fans are super glad for them.
See the post below.