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11th Mar 2018

Kate Wright talks Mother’s Day for Rio Ferdinand’s kids without their mum

Orlaith Condon

“It’s tough.”

Kate Wright took to Instagram today to mark Mother’s Day, however, it became a very emotional post when she took a moment to remember her partner Rio Ferdinand’s wife who passed away three years ago.

Rio and his kids lost Rebecca to breast cancer back in 2015 and Kate spoke about life for the three children after the passing of their mother.

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“Although I am lucky to have my mum here with me today I can’t help but feel so overwhelmed and full of emotions that both Rio and the children don’t have their mum with them today.

“We are living in a house full of grief trying to get through and days like today just feel so tough.”

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Kate went on to talk about her new role as a step mum to Rio’s three kids; Lorenz, 11, Tate, nine, and Tia, six.

“Happy Mother’s Day to all the step mums out there. It’s a hard role that I don’t think anyone often gets the credit they deserve for it.

“If you aren’t being celebrated, make sure you know you are doing an amazing job.”

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After months of speculation, Kate and Rio confirmed their relationship last year and have often posted about each other on their social media accounts since then.