Kate Ferdinand has reportedly given birth to her first child with her husband Rio.
A source confirmed to OK! Magazine that the couple welcomed a baby boy on Friday.
The former Towie star announced back in June that she and Rio, 42, were expecting their first baby together in June, before telling fans they were having a boy after throwing a gender reveal party in September.
Kate had previously admitted she was nervous about parenting a newborn, saying: ‘I’m not going to be able to cope! I said to Rio, “Say if we have a baby, once they get to five I’m going to great. I know what I’m doing, guys, it’s fine. But that baby stage, I don’t know.”
‘I said, “Rio, I’ve never changed a nappy”. He was like, “What?” But I haven’t had children and I don’t have brothers and sisters. I haven’t got nieces and nephews.
‘He was like, “Wow”. I said, “Well you can change them, because you’ve had three!” He said, “I don’t think so!”
‘It’s going to be a big adjustment, because I feel like I know the older stage of being a mum but not to a newborn.’
Kate is stepmother to Rio’s three children Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and nine-year-old Tia, from his marriage to late wife Rebecca Ellison.
Rebecca died in 2015 after battling cancer.
Kate had recently split from long-term boyfriend and Towie co-star Dan Edgar when rumours began in early 2017 that she was dating Manchester United legend Rio.
The pair went Instagram official that summer, and in September, Kate announced that she was quitting showbiz and reality TV to focus on Rio’s kids.
In November 2018, Rio proposed to Kate on a rooftop in Abu Dhabi with his children present, with the pundit writing on Instagram: ‘She said yes ? ❤️ How these 3 kids kept it a secret I’ll never know.’
Kate added: ‘The perfect end to our holiday … How could the answer not be yes.’
Less than a year later, the couple tied the knot at a luxury hotel in Turkey, watched by family and close friends, in September 2018.
Credit: Original article published here.