Kate Ferdinand breaks down in tears over Rio’s late wife’s last emotional act of motherhood

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Kate Ferdinand broke down in tears as she spoke about Rio’s late wife on her podcast episode this week

Kate Ferdinand got emotional on her podcast as she shared husband Rio’s late wife’s last emotional act of motherhood.

Kate, 31, from Essex, broke down as she spoke about how the footballer’s late wife managed one final request before she died.

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Rio Ferdinand, 44, was previously married to wife Rebecca who died in 2015 aged 34 after a short illness with breast cancer.

The couple had three children together, Lorenz, 16, Tate, 14 and Tia, 11.

Kate Ferdinand got emotional as she talked about the last act of motherhood Rio’s late wife Rebecca was able to achieve before she diedKate Ferdinand got emotional as she talked about the last act of motherhood Rio’s late wife Rebecca was able to achieve before she died
Kate Ferdinand got emotional as she talked about the last act of motherhood Rio’s late wife Rebecca was able to achieve before she died | Getty Images

Just a month before she passed away, Rebecca managed to attend daughter Tia,’s fourth birthday party.

Speaking on her podcast ‘Blended’, Kate spoke to author Emily Dean about Rebecca’s goal to be at the party.

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Kate became emotional as she said: “This is so emotional, It’s making me cry because Tia’s mum had done that for her as well.

“I don’t know if I’ve spoken about this but it was her mission to go to her birthday party.

“It’s very similar and they were so ill but had the strength to go to their children’s birthday party. It makes my heart warm but it’s sad as well.”

Kate married Rio, who is a former Manchester United defender, in 2019 and they have one son, Cree, two, and are expecting their second child together.

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She also told the podcast: “I put myself in the position as a mum to think of anyone who is a parent and is going to pass away and what is going through their head and in those final moments, they’re still thinking of their children and what’s best for their children.

"That makes me emotional because it’s amazing that you could be so selfless and still put yourself at the bottom of the pile."

Kate, who previously appeared on The Only Way is Essex has previously shared that she was “naive” about becoming a step-mum and the experience following the “deep loss” in their family.

She previously told the Loose Women: “I was quite naive stepping into it. I thought I’d be fine. I didn’t really take into consideration the dynamics. I’ve learned that I am very resilient and that to have a big heart can get you quite far in life.”

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Kate also shared that she had been learning to be less hard on herself and has been having therapy “as and when” needed which has helped combat “mum guilt”’.

She said: “I’ve always put pressure on myself, but it’s impossible to be the perfect mum, cook beautiful healthy dinners every night, go to the gym, spend time with your husband and go to work”

Last week Kate revealed that she and Rio were expecting their second baby with an Instagram post captioned: “We’ve been praying for you …”

A video shared by the former reality star saw her walking away from the camera, before turning and revealing her growing baby bump.

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She then later took to the social media platform to say: “Thank you so much for all of your lovely messages, we are all just so excited!

“So happy we’ve shared this with you, I’ve found it hard keeping this one quiet”

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