Kate Ferdinand has confirmed the loss of her unborn second child with husband Rio, just twelve weeks into a previously unannounced pregnancy.
The former TV personality, 31, shared the news with Instagram followers, many of whom were unaware of her pregnancy, in a short post on Wednesday evening.
Kate, already a parent to 20-month old son Cree with Manchester United and England legend Rio, revealed she was admitted to hospital after a routine scan failed to detect the baby’s heartbeat.
Devastated: Kate Ferdinand has confirmed the loss of her unborn second child with husband Rio, just twelve weeks into a previously unannounced pregnancy
She wrote: ‘The last time I was in this hospital I was having Cree, but this time it was because our baby had no heartbeat in our 12 week scan and I had to have surgery.
‘We were so excited & planning a space for our new baby in our family, we just couldn’t wait to share our news with you all, but unfortunately sometimes life just doesn’t go as we plan.
‘So much to say, but somehow I can’t find the words. Absolutely devastated & heartbroken …but couldn’t be more grateful for the hugs I got from my big(er) babies coming through the door when we arrived home.’
In June, Kate was said to be ‘torn’ over her decision to have another child with Rio, after they welcomed their son Cree.
A source revealed to Heat magazine at the time: ‘Kate really struggled with having a newborn. But as the kids get older, she’s starting to miss the baby phase.
‘If she does have another child she doesn’t want there to be a huge age gap. But at the same time, she feels like she’s just getting her life back.
Couple: In June, Kate was said to be ‘torn’ over her decision to have another child with Rio, after they welcomed their son Cree
Kate began dating footballer Rio in 2017 and they married in Turkey in 2019.
They welcomed their first son together, Cree, in December 2020, via emergency C-section – with Kate detailing the ‘traumatic birth’ on Instagram.
Alongside a photo of her bruised body, she explained: ‘I wanted to share this with you. This is me… and let me add this is a much better version of me than the last 10 days.
‘After having an emergency c section, and a bit of a traumatic birth I’ve been completely wiped out.’
Emotional time: They welcomed their first son together, Cree in December 2020, via emergency C-section – with Kate detailing the ‘traumatic birth’ on Instagram
‘The happiness has been overwhelming but so have the tears and emotions, I’ve felt like I can’t do what I’m meant to be doing with Cree as I haven’t been able to change or feed him consistently which has had me feeling all types of guilt, for Cree, Rio & that I can’t be doing what I normally do for the kids.
‘It’s a whirlwind I just wasn’t expecting … but at the same time the most perfect whirlwind.’
The former reality TV star is also stepmum to the retired footballer’s three children from his first marriage to Rebecca Ellison, who passed away of breast cancer aged 34 in 2015.
She admitted that she worries about the ‘big kids’ – Lorenz, 15, Tate, 13 and 11-year-old Tia, adding that the love for a stepchild is ‘even sometimes more intense.’
Doting mother: She said: ‘The happiness has been overwhelming but so have the tears and emotions, I’ve felt like I can’t do what I’m meant to be doing with Cree (pictured in May 2022)
According to The Sun, the podcast host detailed the ‘instant love’ with your biological offspring before adding: ‘I feel the love of a stepchild is even sometimes more intense, because you’ve worked so hard to get there and I find myself probably overdoing everything.
‘I worry about the big kids so much more. There’s a different kind of worry that comes with children that have lost a parent.’
The reality star began dating footballer Rio Ferdinand in 2017 – two years after Rebecca died following a battle with breast cancer.
Open: Stepmum Kate admitted she worries about the ‘big kids’ – Lorenz, 15, Tate, 13 and 11-year-old Tia – more, adding that the love for a stepchild is ‘even sometimes more intense’
She discussed raising her blended family on the Parenting Hell podcast, while detailing the changing dynamic with Rio and Rebecca’s three children.
Kate insisted that she never wanted to take the place of their mother, and that learning about Rebecca has made her a better parent.
She said: ‘Their mum is a massive part of our lives and always will be. I would never want the children to think I am taking the role of [Rebecca].
‘I am a maternal figure to them but their mum is their mum. She is part of our lives. We talk about her all the time.
‘It is really weird but I feel like I know her.’
Tragic: The reality star began dating footballer Rio Ferdinand in 2017 – two years after Rebecca died following a battle with breast cancer (Rachel pictured)
Originally posted 2022-07-27 18:40:43.