Watch Rio and Kate Ferdinand Announce Their Pregnancy!by Laura Driver
Rio and Kate Ferdinand have revealed they’re expecting their first child together. The couple, who tied the knot in 2019, announced the heart-warming news in a video shared to Instagram.
The video which featured Rio’s three children reacting in the cutest way. In the heart-warming clip, the sporting legend sat his kids, Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, nine, down at the table to flip through a family photo album. Eventually, they turned the page and discovered a ‘new chapter’ was about to begin as Kate revealed she’s expecting.
‘I’m pregnant’, she told them before showing off her bump. ‘I am, have you not noticed guys?’ she asked.
The three kids jumped up and down with delight, with Tia shouting: ‘Sister, sister.’ Captioning the post, Rio wrote: ‘We got our wish, another Ferdinand en route!! @xkateferdinand I can’t wait to go through this whole pregnancy together and then bring our little human into this world. The reaction though.’
Rio lost his first wife Rebecca Ellison to cancer in 2015, and Kate has become step-mum to his children. Back in February, Kate revealed she was keen to have a baby with Rio. Speaking frankly about her wish for her own children, Kate said she felt ready to welcome at least one more tot into the family, musing a new addition will bring them all that much closer together.
She said: ‘I said to Rio say if we have a baby when they get to five I’m going to be great. I know what I’m doing but that baby stage I don’t know. The kids talk about having a baby all the time. I said “Rio I’ve never changed a nappy, I’ve never had children!” ‘I think [having a baby] will bring us all together, tighter, closer as a knit. It’s weird because when we’re in the house and it’s us five, I feel like their mum and I know I’m not their Mum and we all feel the same. I just feel like they’re my children. It’s a normal family.’