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Rio Ferdinand: How I coped with the loss of my wife

Rio Ferdinand: How I coped with the loss of my wife

- Rio Ferdinand speaks in a ground breaking documentary on how to cope being a widower

- The former Manchester United defender lost his wife Rebecca to cancer back in 2015

- The 38-year-old was forced to take care of his kids; Lorenz, 11, Tate, eight, and Tia, six

Former Manchester United Rio Ferdinand was forced to take care of his three kids Lorenz, 11, Tate, eight, and Tia, six following the death of his wife.

The former Manchester United was left to cope following the death of Rebecca Ellison after she lost her battle with breast cancer two years ago.

Rio Ferdinand: How I coped with the loss of my wife

Rio Ferdinand and his late wife

The BT Sport analyst spoke on the BBC show Being Mum and Dad describing how damaging it could be to be a single parent and a spouse who has lost his better half.

In the emotional documentary the former England skipper, 38, his family has a switched up routine following the death of Rebecca.

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The former Leeds and QPR defender also spoke of his “understanding” of why people contemplate taking their own life.

Ferdinand sought the support of an all-male bereavement group saying “no one teaches you how to deal with loss”.

Rio Ferdinand: How I coped with the loss of my wife

Rio Ferdinand and his three children at his Manchester United testimonial

The show also showed that the former footballer was reluctant to take off his wedding ring also he admitted he is slowly putting his life back together following Rebecca’s death at 34.

He spoke of overcoming the struggles he has faced bringing up their three kids alone.

Rio Ferdinand: How I coped with the loss of my wife

The former footballer could not hold back his tears as e spoke in the documentary

Rio rounded off the 60-minute episode and said: “She would be looking down and saying well done.”

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NAIJ.com recalls that Ferdinand was seen leaving the house of Towie’s Kate Wright who he is rumoured to be dating

Rio’s friends claim they are happy that the romance with Kate, which began when they met while both holidaying in Dubai, appears to be blossoming.

Rio has however refused to discuss his new love life to protect his children.

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