Kate and Rio Ferdinand discussed navigating Mother’s Day in an untraditional family (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for FENDI)
Kate Ferdinand got candid as she discussed Mother’s Day as part of a blended family.
The reality TV star, 31, and footballer husband Rio Ferdinand, 44, announced earlier this year that they are expecting their second child together.
This means their family is getting even bigger, as the couple also share two-year-old son named Cree, who was born in December 2020.
Kate is also a stepmother to Tate, 13, Lorenz, 15, and Tia, 11, whom Rio shares with late wife Rebecca Ellison, who died in 2015.
And as Mother’s Day approaches this Sunday, the pair have opened up about their past feelings, with Kate revealing she ‘sobbed’ after Rio and his kids failed to buy her a card on her first year with them.
The pregnant star said on her Blended podcast: ‘I wasn’t a biological mum. I think it was our first Mother’s Day, maybe I’d been living here (their home in Bromley, South London) about six months, something like that.
The couple shared a blended family following the death of Rio’s wife in 2015 (Picture: Instagram)
‘And although I wasn’t a biological mum, I kind of felt like I’d taken on the mum role. 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 really thought I might get a card from you, and I didn’t get a card from you,’ she said directly to Rio.
She continued: ‘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, seriously.
‘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.’
Elsewhere on the pod, Kate encouraged Rio to be open with the children about his emotions.