Rio Ferdinand’s girlfriend Kate Wright quit showbiz to become a full-time mum to his children
Former TOWIE star Kate Wright has revealed she is quitting the limelight to be a full-time mum to her boyfriend Rio Ferdinand’s three children.
Speaking for the first time about her relationship with the Manchester United legend, the bikini model told The Sun: ‘I’m taking a step back from the public eye, I want to keep my life private as I lived my previous relationship on TOWIE, my priority right now is Rio and the family.
This means the 26-year-old Kate will no longer be working with her showbiz agent in the industry and also cut ties with several brands.
Despite two years of fame, and landing lucrative endorsements, a friend said: “Kate left Towie because she wanted to be away from the limelight.“But interest continued to be sky high and she struggled to visit the gym and go on holiday in peace.
“She hopes having no links with brands and no longer being on TV will help give her the quiet life she longs for with her new family.”
Kate and Rio started dating in January after the tragic death of his wife Rebecca, who he lost to cancer in 2015. The couple have three children, sons Lorenz, 11 and Tate, nine, and daughter Tia, six.