Rio Ferdinand and his wife Kate have announced that they are expecting a baby.
The 44-year-old former England footballer and reality TV star Kate, 31, got married in 2019.
They have a two-year-old son named Cree, and Kate is also stepmother to Tate, 13, Lorenz, 15, and Tia, 11, whom Rio shares with late wife Rebecca Ellison, who died in 2015. doing.
Announcing her pregnancy, Kate shared a video to Instagram of her unbuttoning her coat to reveal a baby bump under her dress.
A smiling Kate puts her hands on her stomach as Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” plays in the background of the clip.
“We have been praying for you,” she captioned the post.
This is heartening news for couples who lost their baby last year.
In July, Kate revealed that she had a miscarriage after a 12-week scan showed the baby had “no heartbeat.”
“The last time I was in this hospital, I had Cree,” she captioned a photo of her legs in a hospital gown. The baby had no heartbeat on the scan, so I had to have surgery.”
“I have so much to say but I can’t find the words. I am completely devastated and heartbroken…but when I got home I was hugged by a big (bigger) baby who came out the door. I couldn’t be more grateful to you.”
The pair were happy to share an update with their followers after announcing their new pregnancy. Followers and friends shared their wishes with the couple in the comments. love islandMolly May Haig wrote, “Congratulations Kate,” and Michelle Keegan wrote, “Congratulations Darling.”
A follower added: I lost my baby around the same time as you last year. “
Kate has been vocal about being a mother to stepchildren and her journey of parenting in a “fully blended family.”
Earlier this month, she launched a modern parenting handbook how to build a familyOn Instagram, the author wrote that she wished she had a handbook when she became a stepmother.