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19 June 2020, 10:19
Rio and Kate Ferdinand are expecting their first child together.
The newly-married couple announced the news on Instagram with a video of Rio's three children reacting with pure joy at the news.
Rio and Kate sat down with his three kids Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, nine, at their dining room table under the pretence of looking through a photo album.
The children happily look through photos until turning to a page and discovering a 'new chapter' was about to begin.
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Maaaaaan, did I ever think I’d see these 3 as happy and as full of life again....probably not at certain times. A lot has been thrown in their young paths but the resilience & character they have shown has been amazing. Living under 1 roof with 4 people that inspire me daily is a blessing ❤️
Kate then revealed she was expecting, showing off her small bump and saying: "I’m pregnant", adding: "I am, have you not noticed guys?"
The three kids suddenly exploded with excitement, with Tia shouting: "Siter, sister!" as the family embraced and laughed.
The former England footballer posted the video, posting: "We got our wish, another Ferdinand en route!! @xkateferdinand I can’t wait to go through this whole pregnancy together and then bring our little human into this world. The reaction though."
Rio and Kate Ferdinand married in 2019, four years after the tragic passing of Rio's wife Rebecca from cancer in 2015.
The pregnancy news comes just months after Kate revealed she and Rio wanted a baby together.
Speaking on Giovanna Fletcher's podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby, Kate said: "I said to Rio 'say if we have a baby when they get to five I’m going to be great. I know what I’m doing but that baby stage I don’t know', The kids talk about having a baby all the time. I said 'Rio I’ve never changed a nappy, I’ve never had children!'"
"I think [having a baby] will bring us all together, tighter, closer as a knit. It’s weird because when we’re in the house and it’s us five, I feel like their mum and I know I’m not their Mum and we all feel the same. I just feel like they’re my children. It’s a normal family."