Kate Wright pays tribute to Rio Ferdinand's late wife with sweet Mother's Day ...

Kate Wright pays tribute to Rio Ferdinand's late wife Rebecca Ellison with sweet Mother's Day card as she says 'how lucky we are to have hearts that can love after so much pain' 

By Rebecca Davison for MailOnline

Published: 08:11 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 08:11 BST, 1 April 2019

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Kate Wright paid tribute to Rio Ferdinand's late wife Rebecca Ellison, who passed away from breast cancer in 2015, aged 35, with a touching Mother's Day card. 

27-year-old Kate, who is stepmother to 40-year-old Rio's three children, Lorenz, 12, and Tate, ten, included an image of herself and the children's grandparents. 

Captioning the sweet image, she wrote: 'Lovely Mother’s Day dinner with family, we celebrated all 6 of us today.

Touching gesture: Kate Wright paid tribute to Rio Ferdinand's late wife Rebecca Ellison, (second from left), in a Mother's Day card on Sunday as she wrote about the family's pain

Touching gesture: Kate Wright paid tribute to Rio Ferdinand's late wife Rebecca Ellison, (second from left), in a Mother's Day card on Sunday as she wrote about the family's pain

'How lucky we all are to have hearts that can love after so much pain. Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.' 

Kate would have wanted to include Rebecca in the children's thoughts as she helped to navigate them through what is no doubt an incredibly painful day for them. 

Earlier in the day, Rio, has gushed over his fiancé Kate, for keeping the memory of his children's mother alive on Mother's Day.

The footballer shared a snap of Kate walking along a deck while holding hands with his daughter Tia, and posted an emotional message alongside it. 

Love: Earlier in the day, Rio Ferdinand commended fiancé Kate for keeping the memory of his children's mother alive

Love: Earlier in the day, Rio Ferdinand commended fiancé Kate for keeping the memory of his children's mother alive 

He wrote: 'Thank you for all you do for the little munchkins. From keeping their

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