Kate Wright talks Mother's Day for Rio Ferdinand's kids without their mum 3 years ago

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

“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.

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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.

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“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.