11 February 2020 14:55
Kate Ferdinand would love to expand the family she has with Rio (Picture: Rex Features) Kate Wright has revealed she's keen to have a baby with husband Rio Ferdinand, just days after the pair shared an insight into their marriage. The 28-year-old former reality star is already stepmother to Rio's three children – Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, eight, whom he has with his late wife Rebecca – but that doesn't mean she's not keen to add to their brood. Speaking frankly about her wish for her own children, Kate has said she feels 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.' The former Only Way is Essex star has 'always wanted' a big family, and although the circumstances aren't what she expected, she still wants more kids. Kate is step-mum to Rio's three kids (Picture: INSTAGRAM / xkateferdinand) Kate continued on Giovanna Fletcher's Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast: 'I always thought I wanted a big family but I'd never thought think I'd get it this way. It's just mad when I think about it. I thought I'd have a big family but with three step kids and them losing their mum I never saw it being this way.' The star admitted she found it difficult when she first moved in with Rio and his brood, because she felt as though she was 'living someone else's life' following the tragic passing of Rebecca, who lost her battle with cancer in 2015. When asked about how moving in felt, she said: 'Hard. I think like I always try and think positive and really if I'm, honest, I didn't really think about how difficult it would be. I just thought I'm fine, I'm a nice person, it will be ok. And then I moved in and was like "Woah, it is going to be ok". It was just hard, just so hard. 'I was living in a house that was obviously Rio and Rebecca's and there's all pictures on the wall of their wedding. It was really hard for me. It felt like I was living someone else's life and I wasn't already a mum, my life revolved around me and my dog really and I would eat out all the time and I lived a really single life. And all of a sudden I have to cook for three kids, look after them and make sure everything's ok and it was really difficult, I couldn't cook!' The couple will share an insight into their personal life in BBC documentary Rio and Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily and Kate admitted filming the show helped to 'save' her relationship with the former footballer, after crying 'every day for a year' when she moved in with him. Getting real honest in an interview with You magazine recently, Kate admitted she struggled to find her place in Rio's family, after becoming a step-mum. 'I cried every single day for a year when I first moved in with Rio,' she said. 'It was an incredibly difficult time because his mum Janice passed away [of cancer in 2017] just two years after they had lost Rebecca. My heart was breaking for them. Advertisement 'All I wanted to do was try to fix him, make the kids happy and be as kind and supportive as I could. I gave up my job, I wanted to do everything right… but I kept getting things wrong, like forgetting to put a gym kit in a school bag or missing an email from one of the kids' teachers… I wasn't a mum.' Download Giovanna Fletcher's Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast from acast.com Got a showbiz story? If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Nicki Minaj says Prince Harry is a 'real man' for quitting the royal family for Meghan Markle MORE: Kate Ferdinand 'couldn't live up to' the memory of Rio's late wife