Kate Ferdinand, 29, took to her Instagram to share a sweet video of herself and husband Rio Ferdinand , 41, telling his three children – Tate, 11, Lorenz, 13, and Tia, nine the exciting news. The former Only Way Is Essex star admitted the video makes her “cry” following the family’s sweet reaction.
In view of 1.2 million Instagram followers, shared the emotional moment where they announced the news.
The couple sat down Rio’s three children as they shared the news with them for the first time and filmed their reactions.
Kate and Rio started off by looking through baby pictures with Tate, Lorenz and Tia as they reminisced.
The former TOWIE star said: “I think Tia you look the same’ to which Tia replied: “That one looks like me.”
Rio Ferdinand’s wife Kate Ferdinand announces she’s pregnant
Kate Ferdinand and Rio Ferdinand sat down with the children
Kate then cryptically added: “Look at it page by page, that’s right.”
After reading out a message revealing Kate is expecting a baby, she told the kids: “I’m pregnant”, before revealing her bump and asking: “Have you not noticed guys?”
The trio couldn’t believe the happy news as they all jumped up and cheered.
Tia started chanting: “Sister, sister,” while the boys were in shock and kept asking: “Are you actually?”
Rio Ferdinand’s three children and Kate’s step children jumped at the baby news
Kate captioned the post: “The crazy house is about to get a little bit crazier… every time I watch this it makes me cry, the best reaction. Baby Ferdy we are all so excited to meet you.”
She has reportedly been suffering with bouts of morning sickness and thinks she is carrying a baby girl.
A source told The Sun: “Everyone is deliriously happy. Kate’s pregnancy has made everyone beam with joy.
“She’s had a rough few weeks, but couldn’t be happier. She always wanted her own children with Rio, and to grow his existing family. Everyone is so excited.”
Kate Ferdinand and Rio Ferdinand tied the knot last year
Fans and celebrity pals have flocked to comment on the happy news, with many offering congratulatory messgaes.
Fomer TOWIE star Sam Faiers said: “Congratulations to you all. Such wonderful news.”
Rio’s brother Anton Ferdinand wrote: “This is the best news another Ferdy on its way!! so proud of you all love you guys @rioferdy5 @xkateferdinand.”(sic)
While Vas J Morgan added: “Omg what a beautiful reaction.”
The reality star began dating Rio in 2017 and the couple tied the knot last year.
Their nuptials comes four years after the former Manchester United player’s first wife Rebecca tragically died from cancer in 2015.
In Kate and Rio’s BBC documentary: Becoming A Family, which aired earlier this year, Kate said getting to know the children and Rio as a unit was a “hard couple of years” as she was met with hostility from extended family members.
Two years on, Kate says she is more relaxed about being “honest” about the highs and lows of parenting.
Kate said: “I’m just being more open and honest with everything. I’ve found a happy-medium.”