They shocked everyone when they came out as a couple earlier this year, but now Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand have taken another serious step in their relationship.
Former TOWIE star Kate started dating footballer Rio earlier this year after he lost his wife, Rebecca Ellison, to cancer in 2015.
Rio has long retired from football but is always working on other projects, while Kate became famous from her days in TOWIE. However, it seems the starlet has now made a big decision about her future.
She has decided to quit showbiz and focus on Rio and his kids.
The 26-year-old told The Sun: “I’m taking a step back from the public eye, I want to keep my life private as I lived my previous relationship on TOWIE, my priority right now is Rio and the family.”
A friend of Kate’s has revealed that Kate desperately wants a “quiet life” away from the spotlight.
The pal also told The Sun: “Kate left TOWIE because she wanted to be away from the limelight.
“But interest continued to be sky high and she struggled to visit the gym and go on holiday in peace.
“She hopes having no links with brands and no longer being on TV will help give her the quiet life she longs for with her new family.”
Kate is Rio’s first relationship since his wife died two years ago, and by committing to looking after his family she will be taking care of Lorenz, 11, Tate, nine, and Tia, six.
It was only a couple of months ago that Rio officially went public with Kate on his social media as he shared a snap of them together on holiday and captioned it “fam”.
Rio, who highlighted his muscly arms in a grey vest, captioned the shot: “Decent day with the fam”.
Kate also shared a photo with Rio’s sis at the swanky Blanco Beach resort in the Algarve, Portugal.