Kate Ferdinand has reportedly paid a poignant tribute to husband Rio Ferdinand’s first wife Rebecca Ellison on what would have been her 40th birthday.
Rebecca, who had children Lorenz, fourteen, Tate, 12, and Tia, 9, with the previous footballer, tragically lost her struggle with breast cancer in 2015.
To mark the working day, Kate, 29, who is expecting with her first little one with Rio, achieved up with Rebecca’s dad and mom, Lesley and Stephen, and other customers of the loved ones to spend tribute to her throughout a get-together in Southend, Essex on Saturday.
A buddy of the loved ones mentioned: “Kate was identified to go to the accumulating irrespective of remaining greatly expecting and not discovering it simple.
“Rebecca would have celebrated her 40th birthday and Kate was on hand to mark the situation.
The resource included to The Sunlight: “It meant every little thing to Kate that she could display the Ellisons how a great deal she cares by becoming a member of in the stroll and food out.”
Previous TOWIE star Kate has earlier spoken about celebrating the lifetime of Rebecca, and will on a regular basis take a look at her grave with the children.
Kate included that she feels as if she was “sent” by Rebecca to be in the lifetime of Rio and his three children.
“’It’s definitely weird for the reason that I really feel I was despatched by her. At the starting everybody in contrast us in an harmful way, [but now it can be so distinct],” she mentioned on Giovanna Fletcher’s podcast.
She included that Rebecca’s loved ones located it tough to offer with her marriage with Rio at first.
“Rebecca’s loved ones have been definitely tough at the starting,” she spelled out.
“Obviously it’s definitely hard for them to see an additional lady in the property, in Rebecca’s property specifically when I’m in the community eye. But we have acquired a superior marriage and we’re setting up it slowly and gradually.”
Rio’s wife also exposed that she joins the children in writing cards to their late mum throughout a documentary, Rio and Kate: Getting to be a Move Family members, which aired past year.
“It’s Mother’s Day and the young ones create letters to their mum and their gran which we laminate and just take to their graves so they past more time.
“I constantly create a message from me – soon after all I am searching soon after and bringing up her children with Rio.”