Rio Ferdinand emotional over son's reaction to Kate Wright engagement

Rio Ferdinand proposes to reality TV star girlfriend Kate Wright who helped him cope with death of first wife

Rio Ferdinand proposes to reality TV star girlfriend Kate Wright who helped him cope with death of first wife Credit Rio Ferdinand Instagram

Rio Ferdinand has finally popped the question to his long term girlfriend Kate Wright during a trip to Abu Dhabi.

Captioning the screenshot of his son's message, Rio gushed: "My boy is trying to make his dad all emotional".

The couple have announced they are getting married by posting the same photo of the moment former "TOWIE" star Kate said yes to the retired footballer's proposal on the rooftop of the St. Regis Hotel as his three children, Lorenz, 11, Tate, nine and Tia, seven, looked on during a family holiday together in Abu Dhabi.

Rio Ferdinand's son, Lorenz, told his famous father he was "so proud" of him after he proposed to former reality star Kate Wright, 27.

The newly engaged couple shared their happy news with fans on Thursday, with Rio revealing that his three children were in on the plan.

Uploading the series of shots to Instagram, Rio captioned the photographs: "She said yes".

And it sounds like they couldn't be happier about the news.

Rio later shared the same snap and revealed that his three kids had been in on it the whole time and said: "How these 3 kids kept it a secret I'll never know".

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One admirer wrote: "Good to see you found new happiness in your life!" "Congratulations! Hope you have a lifetime of happiness together!"

"The ideal end to our holiday. how could the answer not be yes", Kate, 27, wrote alongside a snap showing her being hugged by Rio and his three children. "How could the answer not be yes".

Speaking previously about their romance, Kate admitted she and the soccer pundit "just clicked" straight away.

The pair have been dating since 2016 but took their relationship to the next level when Kate moved in with Rio and the kids in late 2017.

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"They know how much I do for them; I bring fun into their lives".

"They run past me sometimes to go to her".

"I realised "Wow, my life is going to change".

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