Rio Ferdinand pictured with Kate Wright’s family as her mum celebrates birthday

This follows her quitting the showbiz life...

If further proof were needed as to how close Rio Ferdinand and girlfriend Kate Wright have become, he has now been snapped at an intimate Wright family event.

Kate’s mum Jacqueline was celebrating her birthday… a big deal for a partner to attend.

TOWIE star Mike Hassini shared the pic, alongside the caption: “Family night out for@jacquelinewrightx birthday hope you had a good one xx.”

Rio on the family night out (Credit: Instagram)

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This comes hot on the heels of Kate announcing she was quitting showbiz to 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.”

Credit: Instagram
Kate wants to be a there for Rio’s children (Credit: Instagram)

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.”

Rio shared this photo with Kate in, who can be seen in the pink bikini (Credit: Instagram)

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”.

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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.