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Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright share gorgeous family Christmas beach snap

Ex-footballer poses with fiancee and his three kids

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Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright have shared a stunning family beach photo from their Christmas holiday in the sun-drenched Maldives.

The ex-footballer posted the pic to his 3.4 million followers, showing his sons Lorenzo, 12, and Tate, 10, doing handstands on the white sand as he holds their feet.

Rio’s seven-year-old daughter Tia is in front of them doing the crab position while the kids’ soon-to-be stepmum Kate crouches down holding up her fingers in a double peace sign and sticking out her tongue.

Read more: Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand engaged after romantic holiday proposal

They’re wearing matching red swimsuits and Santa hats, and behind them is a cloudless blue sky and crystal-clear sea.

The dad-of-three captioned the photo: “Bit delayed on the Christmas post, been offline for a few days!”

He added: “Loads of Love from us (the nutters).” The snap has been liked by more than 85,000 fans.

Rio pops the question as his kids watch on (Credit: @rioferdy5 / Instagram)

The family have been enjoying Christmas on the idyllic Indian Ocean island of Kuredu, where Rio was hosting a soccer coaching course.

He and ex-Towie star Kate, 27, got engaged in Abu Dhabi two months ago.

Rio proposed to her on the roof of a skyscraper in front of his three children before they all celebrated together.

Kate says yes and the family embrace (Credit: @rioferdy5 / Instagram)

Read more: Rio Ferdinand thanks Kate Wright for bringing “happiness” to his kids

Posting the moment on Instagram, he wrote: “She said yes. How these three kids kept it a secret I’ll never know.”

Rio’s football coaching course was the perfect excuse to take his family away for a dream holiday as it was running at Kuredu Island Resort from December 23-25.

The couple had been two years of dating when they got engaged.

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