Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright get engaged

Ex-footballer Rio Ferdinand and former TOWIE star Kate Wright have got engaged.

The couple, who have been dating for nearly two years, uploaded a photo on Instagram to announce the happy news.

“The perfect end to our holiday… how could the answer not be yes,” Kate, 27, wrote alongside a snap showing her being hugged by Rio and his three children.

Rio was previously married to Rebecca Ellison who died from cancer in 2015.

In August, Kate spoke about her life with Rio, 39, saying when they met they “just clicked”.

“If someone had told me a few years back that I was going to be the stepmum of three children, I would have just laughed.

“You don’t see something like that coming,” she told the Mail On Sunday’s You magazine.

She said she knew Rio was a widower with three children but at first she “didn’t give it much thought”.

“I fell in love with Rio, then I met the kids and fell in love with them,” she added.

“I realised ‘Wow, my life is going to change’. I couldn’t be part of his life and not part of theirs.

“I knew it would be a challenge, but if you love someone you go with it and deal with the difficult stuff.”

Source: BBC