Kate Ferdinand is a much-loved TV personality, author and influencer, who is married to professional footballer Rio Ferdinand. In 2020, Kate and Rio welcomed their son Cree, and Kate is also a mum to Cree and step-mum to Rio Ferdinand’s 3 children. Kate shared her journey to becoming a step-mum in the critically acclaimed BBC One documentary “Rio and Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily”.
Kate received an overwhelming response to the documentary with many viewers reaching out to her for advice. This inspired her to create her own dedicated online space for blended families in 2021 to help those navigating the complex dynamics of blended family life and teach them how to create a strong family unit. In 2022, Kate went on launch her ‘Blended’ podcast in celebration of blended families - exploring the stories of relationships bound by love, no matter what their circumstances are. Covering subjects such as second marriages, divorce, grief and life after loss, adoption, fostering and (not-so-wicked!) stepmothers, Kate champions different voices and experiences by speaking with experts, everyday people and celebrities in the public eye.
Kate has also recently announced she has written two books ‘How to build a family’ and a children’s picture book The Family Tree, both on pre-order now. Kate is really looking forward to speaking at The Baby Show in March.