She first appeared on The Only Way Is Essex in 2015.
And while Kate Ferdinand’s reality TV days are well over, she’s revealed that her stepchildren, her husband Rio’s kids, tease her about her time on the show if any scenes from her heyday ever come out.
The 29-year-old star, who is the stepmother to Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12 and nine-year-old Tia, joked that they are ‘starting to laugh’ at clips of her from the series and can hardly believe it is her.
“Oh my God, it’s not you!” Kate Ferdinand has revealed that her husband’s kids Rio, Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and nine-year-old Tia are teasing her about her time on TOWIE.
After rising to fame on TOWIE in 2015, when she was introduced as sweetheart Dan Edgar’s ex-girlfriend, she became a fan favorite, with her sizzling figure and girl personality that captured hearts.
Still, Kate left the show and turned her back on the spotlight in 2017 after dating Rio, 42, with whom she welcomed son Cree in December.
Revealing that her beloved stepchildren have seen her on TV, Kate said The sun: ‘Every now and then a clip of me comes on the TV and the kids start to laugh and say,’ Oh my God, that’s not you! ”
Kate added that ‘life is throwing you in crazy directions’ and she never imagined how much her life would change since the show.
Beauty: The former TOWIE star, 29, left the show in 2017 (pictured in her first scenes on the program in 2015)
She said, “I’ve never seen myself here, of course. Life throws you in crazy directions and I believe I’m here for a reason.
“I am so grateful to have met Rio and the kids and that our lives are the way they are today. But it’s crazy to look back and see where I was and where I am now. ‘
Earlier this week, Kate revealed that she felt ‘abnormal’ and ‘overwhelmed’ adjusting to parenthood after giving birth to Cree.
She said she struggled to recognize her own body and began to panic as she experienced the “ whirlwind of emotions ” of becoming a new mother.
Fair: Kate revealed she felt ‘abnormal’ and ‘overwhelmed’ adjusting to parenthood after giving birth to her son Cree last December (11 days after giving birth in photo)
She said The sun: ‘There are so many things about motherhood that no one tells you. I had the baby and I was in a whirlwind of emotions. My body was not the body I recognized. I felt really overwhelmed.
‘I felt very abnormal and started to panic. “Do I feel like this?”
She added that she considered posting glamorous photos in the weeks after giving birth with a Caesarean section, but chose not to because she didn’t feel real.
Instead, she chose to post a candid selfie featuring her postpartum figure 11 days after giving birth, which revealed a significant bruise on her thigh.
Times are changing! Kate was a hit on the show (pictured in 2015) before she left in 2017
Now Kate says she “ felt like I had to share it, ” adding that afterwards she received a lot of messages from other women who felt the same way.
She said she believes that is why it is right to “not always share the perfect photos.”
The beauty went on to explain how difficult it is to look out of the ‘post-pregnancy bubble’ after giving birth and said she felt like she would never go back to ‘normal’ or ‘feel the same again’.
Kate said, ‘I’d love to see what I looked like before Cree looked, but I’m not putting any heavy pressure on myself’ (pictured in 2019)
However, she added that ‘you come from the other side’ and ‘you will feel good’.
Kate also admitted that when you’re a new mom there’s a lot of pressure to jump back, but said it wasn’t “ realistic ” for her to have a newborn and take care of Rio’s three other kids.
He shares the children with his late wife Rebecca Ellison, who passed away in 2015 after a brief battle with cancer.
She added, “I’d love to see what I looked like before Cree looked, but I’m not putting a lot of pressure on myself because things don’t always go to plan when you have a baby.”
Love: Kate also admitted there is a lot of pressure to jump back when you’re a new mom, but said having a newborn was not “ realistic ” for her.
Rio proposed to Kate in November 2018 after nearly two years of dating, and the couple filmed a video similar to their baby announcement.
She accepted a romantic rooftop proposal from the sports legend while on a family vacation in Abu Dhabi.
He posed the question to his three children after the former soccer player received the blessing of his late wife Rebecca to find love again.
The duo married less than a year later in a romantic ceremony that took place in September 2019 at the luxurious D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey.
Parents: Rio proposed to Kate in November 2018 after nearly two years of dating and the couple filmed a video similar to the announcement of their baby