Kate Ferdinand shares loved-up snaps with husband Rio as she celebrates her 30th birthday – Daily Mail

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They’ve been busy parents since welcoming their baby son Cree in December.

But Kate and Rio Ferdinand proved they’ve still got time for romance as they shared sweet snaps together to mark the blonde beauty’s 30th birthday on Thursday. 

The former TOWIE star and ex-professional footballer, 42, looked more loved up than ever as they beamed for a sweet selfie during a sun-soaked family getaway.

Sweet: Kate and Rio Ferdinand shared sweet snaps together to mark the blonde beauty's 30th birthday on Thursday

Sweet: Kate and Rio Ferdinand shared sweet snaps together to mark the blonde beauty's 30th birthday on Thursday

Sweet: Kate and Rio Ferdinand shared sweet snaps together to mark the blonde beauty’s 30th birthday on Thursday

Kate shared another of the couple embracing and unable to keep their eyes off each other as they posed for pictures in front of a huge pink balloon display and a light up ’30th’ sign.

The mother-of-one looked incredible as she flashed her abs in a cropped silk white shirt and matching midi skirt.

She completed her summer look with strappy yellow heels and a quilted Chanel bag while accessorising with gold hoop earrings.  

Couple: The former TOWIE star and ex-professional footballer, 42, looked more loved up than ever in the new Instagram pictures

Couple: The former TOWIE star and ex-professional footballer, 42, looked more loved up than ever in the new Instagram pictures

Couple: The former TOWIE star and ex-professional footballer, 42, looked more loved up than ever in the new Instagram pictures 

She wore her light tresses in loose waves over her shoulders and opted for a typically glamorous makeup look complete with a slick of bright pink lip.

Meanwhile Rio looked dapper in a crisp white skirt and dark trousers as he posed beside his wife of nearly two years.

Clearly enjoying her celebrations, she captioned the snaps: ‘The best day celebrating my birthday with my beautiful family and friends!’ 

Stunning: The mother-of-one looked incredible as she flashed her abs in a cropped silk white shirt and matching midi skirt

Stunning: The mother-of-one looked incredible as she flashed her abs in a cropped silk white shirt and matching midi skirt

Stunning: The mother-of-one looked incredible as she flashed her abs in a cropped silk white shirt and matching midi skirt

Style: She completed her summer look with strappy yellow heels and a quilted Chanel bag while accessorising with gold hoop earrings

Style: She completed her summer look with strappy yellow heels and a quilted Chanel bag while accessorising with gold hoop earrings

Style: She completed her summer look with strappy yellow heels and a quilted Chanel bag while accessorising with gold hoop earrings

It comes after Kate looked incredible on Wednesday in new radiant snaps shared to Instagram during a family beach day.

The former reality star wowed as she displayed her sensational figure in a tiny blue and beige patterned bikini top while holding son Cree, six months, for a sweet photo. 

Kate further highlighted her tiny torso with a pair of navy high-waisted trousers with flared legs. 

Wow! It comes after Kate looked incredible on Wednesday in new radiant snaps shared to Instagram during a family beach day

Wow! It comes after Kate looked incredible on Wednesday in new radiant snaps shared to Instagram during a family beach day

Wow! It comes after Kate looked incredible on Wednesday in new radiant snaps shared to Instagram during a family beach day

The former reality star finished her look with a loose-fitting nude shirt and stylish white Hermès sandals.

Kate appeared to opt for matching hats with her son Cree as they both sweetly wore straw panamas.

The former TOWIE star styled her blonde locks into a loose hairdo, she added a slick of radiant make-up and stylish sunglasses.

Doting mother: The former reality star wowed as she displayed her sensational figure in a tiny blue and beige patterned bikini top while holding son Cree, six months, for a sweet photo

Doting mother: The former reality star wowed as she displayed her sensational figure in a tiny blue and beige patterned bikini top while holding son Cree, six months, for a sweet photo

Doting mother: The former reality star wowed as she displayed her sensational figure in a tiny blue and beige patterned bikini top while holding son Cree, six months, for a sweet photo

Kate captioned the photos with: ‘Family beach day … ❤️’ and sent her 1.4million followers, including husband Rio, into meltdown as they gushed over the star. 

Rio said with fire emojis ‘yep’ while Kate’s former TOWIE co-star Lydia Bright commented: ‘WOW.’ 

A different fan put: ‘You look absolutely stunning mum life suits you,’ followed by a heart. 

Another follower commented: ‘Wow you look amazing,’ followed by fire and heart emojis. 

They're a fan! Kate captioned the photos with: 'Family beach day ... ❤️' and sent her 1.4million followers, including husband Rio, into meltdown as they gushed over the star

They're a fan! Kate captioned the photos with: 'Family beach day ... ❤️' and sent her 1.4million followers, including husband Rio, into meltdown as they gushed over the star

They’re a fan! Kate captioned the photos with: ‘Family beach day … ❤️’ and sent her 1.4million followers, including husband Rio, into meltdown as they gushed over the star

While a different account added: ‘This is a mum and baby vibe I need to see!’ followed by a sun and heart emoji.   

It comes after Kate confirmed she has no plans to have more children any time soon, insisting she would be a ‘madwoman’ to do so after giving birth to son Cree in December. 

The star who is also a stepmother to husband Rio Ferdinand‘s three children, Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine, asserted she doesn’t need ‘any more tears’ in the bustling household. 

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, she also highlighted the importance of being candid and honest about motherhood in the face of unrealistic standards perpetuated on social media. 

Not happening: It comes after Kate confirmed she has no plans to have more children any time soon, insisting she would be a 'madwoman' to do so after giving birth to son Cree in December

Not happening: It comes after Kate confirmed she has no plans to have more children any time soon, insisting she would be a 'madwoman' to do so after giving birth to son Cree in December

Not happening: It comes after Kate confirmed she has no plans to have more children any time soon, insisting she would be a ‘madwoman’ to do so after giving birth to son Cree in December

‘I think four is enough, there’s already a lot going on and lots of crying,’ she said. ‘It’s a busy house. So I think I’d be a madwoman if I wanted anymore! Four is plenty for now.’

Content with her current family set-up, she gushed over her husband and said: ‘Rio has been amazing with Cree, he’s a wonderful dad, the kids love having the little one too!’ 

Kate has been open about the challenges she has faced since welcoming Cree, as she admitted last month that exhaustion and anxiety had reached an ‘all-time-high’ following the birth. 

The mother needed an emergency caesarean section while in labour, which she is still recovering from after not being able to walk for six weeks. 

Hands full: The star is also a stepmother to Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine - husband Rio Ferdinand's three children with late wife Rebecca

Hands full: The star is also a stepmother to Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine - husband Rio Ferdinand's three children with late wife Rebecca

Hands full: The star is also a stepmother to Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine – husband Rio Ferdinand’s three children with late wife Rebecca 

According to Kate, the difficulties she has faced as a parent aren’t always truthfully portrayed or discussed on social media.

She said: ‘It’s important to be honest on Instagram and share your feelings, even if I’m feeling down, emotional or haven’t managed to do something that I was planning on doing. 

‘I feel like a lot of the time, people aren’t open, especially when it comes to pregnancy or becoming a new mum. They always want to put up the best picture without showing the reality.

Open and honest: Kate has  highlighted the importance of being candid about motherhood in the face of unrealistic standards perpetuated on social media

Open and honest: Kate has  highlighted the importance of being candid about motherhood in the face of unrealistic standards perpetuated on social media

Open and honest: Kate has  highlighted the importance of being candid about motherhood in the face of unrealistic standards perpetuated on social media

‘I used to put a pressure on myself to look a certain way and to keep on top of my fitness, but I feel like I’m a lot more comfortable now being open and honest with myself.

‘There’s so many bits of advice I feel like I missed out on during pregnancy which people just don’t talk about, like having a C-section. 

‘It is a major surgery and because it was an emergency operation, it was traumatic and a lot to heal from. I am just trying to listen to my body and accept the changes.

Old times: The reality star shot to fame on The Only Way Is Essex in 2015 (pictured on the show with former co-stars Danielle Armstrong and Chloe Lewis)

Old times: The reality star shot to fame on The Only Way Is Essex in 2015 (pictured on the show with former co-stars Danielle Armstrong and Chloe Lewis)

Old times: The reality star shot to fame on The Only Way Is Essex in 2015 (pictured on the show with former co-stars Danielle Armstrong and Chloe Lewis)

‘I used to love being on top of my fitness but now I have to let myself heal and not rush things. I don’t need to beat myself up about it.’

The reality star shot to fame on The Only Way Is Essex in 2015 before turning her back on the limelight in 2017 after sparking up a romance with former Manchester United and England legend Rio. 

While she is known for her incredibly stylish outfits and impeccable appearance, both on and off the show, Kate insists she doesn’t always have time to dress up and is happy rocking a make-up free, laid-back look. 

Fresh start, new chapter: Kate turned her back on the limelight in 2017 after sparking up a romance with former Manchester United and England legend Rio

Fresh start, new chapter: Kate turned her back on the limelight in 2017 after sparking up a romance with former Manchester United and England legend Rio

Fresh start, new chapter: Kate turned her back on the limelight in 2017 after sparking up a romance with former Manchester United and England legend Rio

She continued: ‘I think people have this perception that I’m glamorous all the time because of what they see on Instagram, but a lot of the time I like to just wear comfortable clothes, no make-up and I’m rushing around looking after the kids. You don’t need to be glamorous all the time and that’s OK too.

‘You don’t realise how tired you will become [having a baby]! I knew with having three older kids it can be tiring but being a mum to a newborn is a whole new level.’ 

Kate added that she sometimes struggles to find time for herself, but thinks it’s important to maintain some sort of balance.  

Speaking out: According to Kate, the difficulties she has faced as a parent aren't always truthfully portrayed or discussed on social media

Speaking out: According to Kate, the difficulties she has faced as a parent aren't always truthfully portrayed or discussed on social media

Speaking out: According to Kate, the difficulties she has faced as a parent aren’t always truthfully portrayed or discussed on social media

She continued: ‘I think when he goes to sleep it is a good time to do something for myself. I also try to make sure I spend time with the other kids too, they don’t want to be attending baby classes and there’s certain activities they want to do.’ 

Speaking of her first night out in a year with friends in April, she continued: ‘I had a great time, it was so nice to catch up with all the girls because I haven’t seen anyone in so long, so it was nice to feel a sense of normality. 

‘It was something we had taken for granted before and now we realise how important it is to have that time with your friends.’  

Be yourself: 'I feel like a lot of the time, people aren't open, especially when it comes to pregnancy or becoming a new mum,' she said

Be yourself: 'I feel like a lot of the time, people aren't open, especially when it comes to pregnancy or becoming a new mum,' she said

Be yourself: ‘I feel like a lot of the time, people aren’t open, especially when it comes to pregnancy or becoming a new mum,’ she said

 

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