Rio Ferdinand proposes to Kate Wright on the helipad of Abu Dhabi's Nation Towers

England footballer shares pictures at St Regis Abu Dhabi of the special moment on his Instagram saying, 'She said yes, how these 3 kids kept it a secret I'll never know'

FILE - Former England Footballer Rio Ferdinand Engaged To Kate Wright LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  (L-R) Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand attend the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 13, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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Former The Only Way is Essex star Kate Wright, 27, has agreed to marry football legend Rio Ferdinand, 39, after a romantic proposal right here in Abu Dhabi. The footballing legend popped the question on the helipad of St Regis, Abu Dhabi in front of Ferdinand's children Lorenz, 12, Tate, 10, and Tia, seven.

Ferdinand shared pictures of the special moment on his Instagram, saying "She said yes, how these 3 kids kept it a secret I'll never know."

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Wright also posted the image to her own account saying  "The perfect end to our holiday ... How could the answer not be yes."

The footballer also found time for a workout while on holiday in Abu Dhabi:

Reality TV star Wright and Ferdinand began seeing each other in 2017, with Ferdinand finding love again after his first wife, Rebecca Ellison, died after a battle with cancer in 2015 at just 34.


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