Everyone was left in a heartbreaking shock after getting the news that Rio Ferdinand had lost his beloved wife in 2015. Nobody believed the English defender would find his smile ever again. But made Rio a happy man again? How does he spend his money after football retirement? Here’s Rio Ferdinand’s lifestyle, wife, girlfriend, net worth, cars and hobbies.
6. Networth: $75 million
After retiring as a player, Rio Ferdinand didn’t go away from football. He went on to become a pundit on BT Sports. In addition to that, two years after retirement, the former English defender launched another new career as a professional boxer. He now has a net worth of over $75 million.
5. Wife tragedy: Rebecca Ellison
Ferdinand and Rebecca had been dating for several years before they married in 2009, three years after the couple gave birth to their first son. Rebecca had a disease but the couple remained private about her ill health. So it came as a huge shock when her death was announced in 2015.
In a statement he released to announce the news, Ferdinand said: “My soul mate slipped away last night. Rebecca, my wonderful wife, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. She was a fantastic loving mother to our three beautiful children.”
4. Girlfriend: Kate Wright
After the death of his wife, Ferdinand spent a long time in much pain and depression. But he finally found somebody else to sweep his tears and mend his heart. Ferdinand has been dating with Kate Wright since January 2017. The pair met in Dubai shortly after Kate split with Towie co-star Dan Edgar in 2017.
Kate was known for being in Towie but quit the show to be with Rio. Since then Kate has become step-mum to his children and posts regular loved up pictures on Instagram of their romance.