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Rio Ferdinand shares first official pic with TOWIE girlfriend and tags the snap “fam”

The footballer has taken a trip with his whole family after the death of his mum

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Rio Ferdinand and his reality star girlfriend have made it official after the footy star shared a group snap.

The 38-year-old posted a photo of himself with his family alongside Kate Wright on their sunny holiday.

She’s part of the Ferdinand fam! Kate and Rio look happier than ever. (Credit: Instagram/@rioferdy5)

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As per usual, Kate looked stunning in a bright pink bikini and sarong while the gang relax poolside.

Rio, who highlighted his muscly arms in a grey vest, captioned the shot: “Decent day with the fam ❤️”.

Rio is on holiday with his sister Sian, brother Jeremiah and other family members.

Kate, 26, shared a photo with Rio’s sis at the swanky Blanco Beach resort in the Algarve, Portugal.

“Best day @blancobeachalgarve with my @siaany5💕,” she wrote.

Kate showed her fans that she has a close bond with Rio’s family. (Credit: Instagram/@xkatiewright)

Sian has also shared a touching post about her family’s tragic loss in their family.

Their mum, Janice Lavender passed away after a lengthy cancer battle, and Sian wanted to thank her older brother for everything he has done for the family.

“Through the smiles the laughter, the tears & hard moments you’ve been there each step of the way with me,” she started the post.

Adding: “It’s been a long road and we both know it’s not been easy, but thank you for being a rock when I’ve needed you, mummy would be so proud of the man you are today.

“I’ve got you always! Love you Big Bro 💜 #HerRoyals @rioferdy5.”

Kate having lunch with Rios relatives, Chloe, Anya and Remi. (Credit: Instagram/@xkatiewright)

After Janice’s death, Kate also took to Instagram to share her thoughts for Rio’s mum.

She shared a picture with a quote that read: “Always loved, never forgotten, forever missed.”

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BWgKrCdHil7/?taken-by=xkatiewright

Rumours of a romance first started swirling between Rio and Kate back in January, with the Manchester United star being pictured outside her home.

They also met up in March in Dubai to get to know each other away from the paps in the UK.

Now, she looks like she’s always been a part of the family!