‘The fact we are not blood is not important’: Kate Ferdinand hits out at ‘offensive’ suggestion she might love son Cree more than her step-children
Kate Ferdinand has hit out at the suggestion she could love her biological son Cree more than her three step-children Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine.
The former TOWIE star, 29, took to Instagram on Wednesday to host a Q&A session with her fans, when she was asked the question by a concerned follower.
Reassuring the fan, Kate wrote: ‘People ask me this a lot, and I can only speak for myself as everyone is different…
‘I love all four children equally and I will never see any difference between my biological and non biological children.’
‘The fact we are not blood is not important’: Kate Ferdinand hit out at the ‘offensive’ suggestion she might love son Cree more than her step-children during an Instagram Q&A on Wednesday
She went on: ‘Lorenz, Tate, and Tia taught me what it feels like to love a child way before I had Cree.
‘We worked so hard as a family to get to where we are now, and I take huge offence if anyone even suggests I would love Cree more than them.
‘We have been through A LOT as a family, and that I believe has cemented my love for them so deep that the fact we are not blood is not important.’
Kate’s husband Rio shares his children with his late wife Rebecca, who tragically passed away in 2015 aged 34 following a battle with breast cancer.
Blended family: Kate said of step-children Lorenz, Tate, and Tia: ‘I love all four children equally and I will never see any difference between my biological and non biological children’
Bond: Kate went on, ‘We have been through A LOT as a family, and that I believe has cemented my love for them so deep that the fact we are not blood is not important’
Another fan admitted to Kate that they were ‘struggling’ as a full-time step-mother, and said the reality star was an ‘inspiration’ for her.
In response, Kate wrote: ‘I hope you are OK. Being a step-mum can be very tough at times. In case no one is telling you, remember you are doing a great job.
‘The highs always outweigh the lows, you will get through… You’ve got this (sic).’
Since announcing the arrival of their son Cree in December, former TOWIE star Kate has kept a relatively low profile while she recovers from her C-section at home.
When one fan asked how she was doing after the procedure, Kate wrote: ‘I found the recovery really difficult at the beginning, where it was so unexpected I couldn’t quite get my head around not being able to do the things i thought I would be able too…
Supportive: Another fan admitted to Kate they were ‘struggling’ as a full-time step-mother, and she reassured the woman that the ‘highs always outweigh the lows’
Recovery: Kate was also asked about her C-section, and she admitted the recovery was ‘really difficult’ and she struggled with ‘terrible guilt’ and ‘anxiety’
‘My emotions were all over the place, I was feeling terrible guilt and my anxiety was at an all time high. I was quite traumatised to be honest!
‘No one really warns you of this, I think it’s really important that we talk about what happens after giving birth and that not evening is ‘perfect’ (sic).’
She added: ‘I am feeling so much better now, finally feeling back to myself … for anyone in the early stages of a c section recovery my advice is to REST, don’t beat yourself up too much & I promise you will feel back to yourself eventually!
‘It feels in those first 6 weeks that you will never be able to do anything again but remember you have had major surgery & you will get back to normal, it just takes some time (sic).
Kate recently ruled out having any more children following the traumatic birth of her newborn baby – and joked motherhood has aged her by a decade.
Blended family: The sportsman shares sons Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and daughter Tia, nine, with his late wife, Rebecca
Speaking to MailOnline in her first interview since welcoming son Cree, the former reality star said the thought of expanding her family makes her feel ‘anxious’ as she recovers from life-saving surgery.
Kate explained she wants to give fellow mums a ‘real’ perspective of post-baby life, saying she would be ‘lying’ if she was only uploading glamorous pictures.
On the prospect of having more children, Kate said: ‘If you ask me right now I would say never ever again. Our house is very hectic as it is.
‘We have four kids and two dogs, it’s a madhouse. The thought of having another one makes me slightly anxious.
‘I’m only 29 but I feel 39 at the moment! But you never know, I might feel different in a few years.’
Heartbreaking: Former fitness trainer Rebecca tragically passed away in 2015 aged 34 following a battle with breast cancer (pictured together in 2009)
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