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Kate and Rio Ferdinand announce they are expecting their second child together after heartbreaking miscarriage

Kate spoke in her podcast this morning about the anxiety she's felt about this pregnancy.

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Kate Ferdinand has announced she is pregnant with husband Rio Ferdinand, after a devastating miscarriage last year.

The 31-year-old announced the joyous news on Instagram yesterday, writing: “We’ve been praying for you.”

It will be Kate’s second child with her Manchester United legend husband Rio – the couple already share two-year-old son Cree Ferdinand.

Kate is also step-mother to Rio’s children Tate, 13, Lorenz, 15, and Tia, 11, whom he shared with his late wife, Rebecca Elison.

Kate and Rio adorably announced the news to their children over the festive season in their Christmas Eve boxes, she said.


Last July, the former TOWIE star shared the heartbreaking news that she had suffered a miscarriage.

She wrote at the time: “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.”

Kate has given a more in-depth update about her pregnancy in a mini podcast episode, in which she spoke candidly about the anxiety and worry she has felt following last year’s tragic baby loss.


She said: “It’s a bit of a worry after what happened last summer with the miscarriage…

“But we’re so excited, it’s such a blessing.”

Kate also said: “In my last pregnancy when I had a miscarriage, I moaned constantly. I had a bad back, I had all these things going wrong.

“And then when obviously the miscarriage happened, I felt terrible for moaning, and thinking ‘Oh I now feel really ungrateful that I moaned the whole time’.”

She said that her main symptom so far is hunger and said she ‘could not stop eating’ in her first trimester.


After last year’s heartbreak, the announcement that she and Rio are now pregnant with their second baby has been met with joy by their fellow celebrities and Kate’s 1.4m Instagram followers.

Thousands of comments have flooded her post, which is a black-and-white video of her holding a growing baby bump.

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Molly-Mae Hague, who has been otherwise silent on social media for a week amid speculation that she has given birth to her first baby with Tommy Fury, wrote: “Congratulations Kate.”

Holly Willoughby posted: “Aww congratulations to you both… that’s lovely news.”

Former Love Island star Montana Brown commented: “Stop this is amazing! Congratulations.”


Michelle Keegan wrote: “Congratulations darling.”

Kate later posted a further update, writing: “Good morning, Bump pictures incoming. Thank you so much for all of your lovely messages, we are all just so excited!

“So happy we’ve shared this with you, I’ve found it hard keeping this one quiet. So much to talk to you all about so I’ve recorded a short life update for you … the link is in my bio & insta stories.”

Featured image: Instagram, @xkateferdinand