Rio Ferdinand kisses wife Kate as he cups her blossoming baby bump at his Premier League Hall of Fame induction
RIO Ferdinand looks like he is getting a kick out of cupping wife Kate’s blossoming baby bump with his hand.
The pair posed as former England footie ace Rio, 44, was inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame in London.
Ex-Towie star Kate, 31, expecting a sister for their little boy, is also stepmum to Rio’s three children with late first wife Rebecca.
The former centre-back – who also represented West Ham, Leeds United and QPR in his career – was selected after a vote by fans across the world from a 15 person shortlist.
Ferdinand became the 17th player to join the Hall of Fame after eight legendary stars were inducted in both 2021 and 2022.
He joins Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger in the ‘Class of 2023’, with the two Premier League icons the first managers to be inducted.
Ferdinand is one of the greatest top flight defenders of all time, winning six Premier League titles and racking up 504 appearances.
Reflecting on his achievement, a delighted Ferdinand told the Premier League: ‘As a defender, I’m not used to celebrating personal glory – we leave that to the midfielders and strikers!”
Rio and Kate exchanged vows in front of 180 friends and family on the sun-drenched shores of Marmaris, Turkey, in September 2019.
The ceremony was held at a five star resort that costs between £300 and £5000 a night for a room.
The 196-room hotel is surrounded by stunning ocean and mountain views and The Sun revealed that friends and family flew out early to enjoy its perks.
Kate enjoyed a raucous hen party in Mykonos in June 2019 – just over seven months from getting engaged.