Kate Ferdinand EXCLUSIVE: 'I struggle to share my life with the children online'

Kate Ferdinand admits she struggles to share her life with Rio's children Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and daughter Tia, eight, online. 

The reality star, 27, embarked on a relationship with footballer Rio, 41, in 2017 and stepped back from TOWIE to become a mother figure for the trio, after his first wife, Rebecca, tragically passed away in 2015. 

As Kate adjusted to becoming a step mum, she admitted posting her life with the children on social media gave her crippling anxiety. 

Hard: Kate Ferdinand admits she struggles to share her life with Rio's children Lorenz, 13, and Tate, 11, and daughter Tia, eight, online

Hard: Kate Ferdinand admits she struggles to share her life with Rio's children Lorenz, 13, and Tate, 11, and daughter Tia, eight, online

In an exclusive chat with MailOnline, Kate said: 'I always struggle to share my life with the children and that did give me anxiety.'  

The reality star faced a wave of backlash from who labelled her a 'gold digger' when her relationship with Rio first came to light. 

And in her and Rio's BBC documentary: Becoming A Family, which aired earlier this month, Kate said getting to know the children and Rio as a unit was a 'hard couple of years' as she was met with hostility from extended family members. 

Family: The reality star, 27, embarked on a relationship with Rio in 2017 and stepped back from TOWIE to become a mother figure for the footballer's three children

Family: The reality star, 27, embarked on a relationship with Rio in 2017 and stepped back from TOWIE to become a mother figure for the footballer's three children

Two years on, Kate says she is more relaxed about being 'honest' about the highs and lows of parenting.  

Kate said: 'I'm just being more open and honest with everything. I've found a happy-medium.

'We compare ourselves to everyone's best bits and we don't always know what's going on. 

Difficult: As Kate adjusted to becoming a step mum, she admitted posting her life with the children on social media gave her crippling anxiety (pictured on holiday in December)

Difficult: As Kate adjusted to becoming a step mum, she admitted posting her life with the children on social media gave her crippling anxiety (pictured on holiday in December)

'So I've made a conscious effort to try and be more open and honest and share not always the great bits of my life and that makes me feel better aswell because you haven't got as much pressure to live up to what everything thinks is happening.'

The television personality mused on her low point at

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