Kate Wright has been praised by fans for the ‘loving’ relationship she has with Rio Ferdinand’s children, after posting an adorable snap with his daughter.
The 26-year-old took to Instagram to share a glimpse of herself spending time with Rio’s daughter, Tia, after the two went to the hairdressers together.
Captioning the picture where Tia can be seen next to Kate at the salon, she wrote: ‘Girls morning out 💇🏼💅🏼👭💗’
Fans of the former reality TV star were quick to praise her for the ‘loving’ and ‘special’ relationship Kate has with Rio’s children, who lost their mum in 2015.
One wrote: ‘I’m sure her mum would be so pleased that such a kind person has come into Rio’s life and loves her children as much as you do, you’re a very special woman ❤️’.
A second commented: ‘Total respect for you embracing this new role and making memories with this little girl so special. 💕’
A third also wrote: ‘Such a lucky lucky girl to have this with you ….you really are a very special young woman xx💗’, while a fourth added: ‘Truly lovely! You have come into their lives and fully embraced it. You will be making the biggest difference. What a lovely young woman you are!’
Another big fan of the couple said: ‘I gain more respect for you and @rioferdy5 with every pic you post. How you’ve blended your family in such a respectful way shows what kind loving people you are. Their mum will be looking down and be very happy ❤️’
It’s not the first time Kate’s fans have praised her for her stepmother role. When Rio posted a picture of the Essex native with his three children while on holiday in Dubai, many also gushed about how Kate has adapted to her ‘blended’ family.
After officially confirming they are a couple over the summer, the pair seem to have been taking their relationship very serious. Kate quit her career in showbiz to focus on Rio’s family and recently she seemed to confirm they have moved in together.
Rio lost his wife Rebecca in 2015, after she passed away from breast cancer aged just 34.