RIO Ferdinand has finally opened up about his romance with Kate Wright by revealing he’s “in a relationship” and it’s “going really well”.
The footballer appeared on This Morning today and he explained that he has finally found happiness again after his wife died of cancer.
Rio also explained that he made sure his kids were involved in all his relationship choices, and were involved in “any decisions that affect their lives”.
He said: “I’m really happy, the kids are happy.
“I’m in a relationship and it’s going well. My kids desvere to be happy.
“They have to be part of that conversation [about my relationships]… There has not been any stage in this relationship they have not been part of.
“From the introducing… I will always make sure they are part of any conversation that can be affect their lives.”
It comes after The Sun confirmed that Kate, 26, who quit Towie this year, has now walked away from the spotlight in order to help raise Rio’s three children Lorenz, 11 and Tate, nine, and daughter Tia, six.
She said: “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.”
Kate will now no longer be working with her showbiz agent as she turns her back on the industry, also cutting ties with several brands.
That’s despite the ITVBe favourite securing lucrative endorsements and impressive exposure with her previous employers.
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 is Rio’s first romance since the tragic death of his wife Rebecca, who lost her battle with cancer aged just 34 in 2015.
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