When is Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright’s wedding, how long have they been together and when did they get engaged? – The Sun

RIO Ferdinand and long-term girlfriend Kate Wright have reportedly exchanged their I Do's.

Here's everything you need to know about their wedding and their relationship…

When was Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright's wedding?

Rio Ferdinand, 40, and Kate Wright, 27, have tied the knot, according to the mayor of Marmaris, in Turkey.

The Towie star, 27, and Manchester United star turned pundit, 40, said I Do surrounded by 100 friends and family, including his three children Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, eight.

Ex-footballer Rio and the reality star kicked off celebrations on Thursday with a pre-wedding party for their exclusive guests.

The ceremony then followed in the afternoon on Friday at the 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 last week that friends and family had flown out early to enjoy its perks.

However, their phones had been taken away from them in a bid to stop any photographs of the big day being leaked.

How did they meet and how long have they been together?

Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand have been dating since late 2016.

They met in Dubai shortly after Kate split from her Towie co-star Dan Edgar.

Before Towie Kate previously worked as a business support manager in a bank.

She quit the reality TV show to spend more time with Rio and his kids.

When did Rio Ferdinand propose to Kate Wright?

They announced their engagement on November 1, 2018 after Rio popped the question while they were on holiday in Abu Dhabi.

On Instagram Kate posted a pic of them on top of a skyscraper along with Rio's three children.

She captioned it: "The perfect end to our holiday … How could the answer not be yes!”

Rio later shared the same pictures online and told his fans his three children had been in on his plan.

Rio explained: “She said yes! How these 3 kids kept it a secret I’ll never know!"

Who were Kate Wright's bridesmaids?

Kate revealed on Instagram that she'll have nine bridesmaids at her wedding, and recently hosted a meal at Kent restaurant Lupo Bianco for her "favourite girls".

Each was given a bouquet of flowers, candles, personalised pouches and poems  and Kate posted photos of the presents gifts on Instagram.

"What a special day… the day I asked my favourite girls to be my bridesmaids. The most perfect day in every way, overwhelmed with emotion love you all to bits,” she wrote.

Rio's seven-year-old daughter Tia was set to be a Maid of Honour at the wedding.


What a special day … the day I asked my favourite girls to be my bridesmaids. The most perfect day in every way, overwhelmed with emotion love you all to bits 💗

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Do Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright have children?

Kate and Rio don't have any children but Kate has become step-mum to Rio's three children.

Lorenz, 11, Tate, nine and Tia, seven lost their mother when Rio's wife Rebecca Ellison passed away from breast cancer in 2015.

Rio made an emotional tribute to Kate in a documentary about his loss Being Mum And Dad.

Kate explained: “I fell in love with Rio, then I met the kids and fell in love with them. I realised, ‘Wow, my life is going to change.’ I couldn't be part of his life and not part of theirs."

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