Kate Ferdinand ‘sobbed her heart out’ on first Mother’s Day with husband Rio Ferdinand and kids

On her first Mother’s Day with her new family, Kate Ferdinand, was upset after not receiving a card.
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Kate Ferdinand has revealed that she “sobbed her heart out” on her first Mother’s Day spent with her husband Rio Ferdinand and his children.

On her podcast Blended, Kate Ferdinand, 31, from Essex, opened up about the first Mother’s Day she spent with her new family and how devastated she was when she didn’t receive a card from them.

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Kate and Rio married in September 2019, and she became a stepmother to Rio’s children Lorenz, Tate and Tia, whose biological mother, Rebecca Ellison, passed away from breast cancer in 2015.

"Although I wasn’t a biological mum, I kind of felt like I’d taken on the mum role,” Kate said in her podcast. “For me, going from living at home on my own to taking the kids to school, cooking them dinner, I felt like a mum."

"I felt bad to express that in front of you because you guys had lost your mum, and the kids have lost their mum, so I just went in my room and I just sobbed my heart out,” she recalled.

Rio Ferdinand with his wife Kate  (Getty Images)Rio Ferdinand with his wife Kate  (Getty Images)
Rio Ferdinand with his wife Kate (Getty Images)

"And then I felt selfish for wanting a card - how dare I want a card? So anyone that’s kind of new in this situation might feel like that because it’s a weird one - I wasn’t a biological parent so how could I expect that? But I felt like a mum."

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Since then, the couple have welcomed a son together, Cree, and Kate is currently pregnant with their second child.

According to Kate, the Ferdinand’s are all “one family,” and her three step-children call her “Mummy Kate.”