PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Kate Ferdinand goes Christmas shopping with husband Rio

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Kate Ferdinand goes Christmas shopping with husband Rio
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Kate Ferdinand goes Christmas shopping with husband Rio

Kate Ferdinand cut a chic figure as she went Christmas shopping with husband Rio in London on Thursday.

The star, 30, who has recently launched a support platform for blended families, was laden down with bags as she strolled with Rio, 43, while picking up gifts for their loved ones.

Kate, who shares son Cree, 12 months with Rio, donned a taupe high-necked top and matching joggers for her wintry shopping look.

Shopping: Kate Ferdinand cut a chic figure as she went Christmas shopping with husband Rio in London on Thursday

Festive: The star, 30, who has recently launched a support platform for blended families, was laden down with bags as she strolled with Rio, 43, while picking up gifts for their loved ones

Shopping: Kate Ferdinand cut a chic figure as she went Christmas shopping with husband Rio in London on Thursday

She layered up in a plaid coat and opted for comfort with trainers as she carried a Victoria's Secret bag.,

Her tresses were pulled back into a chic updo and she sported a radiant palette of make-up, along with a face mask.

Rio wore black top and jeans with a padded jacket as he walked along during the shopping trip.

Couple: Kate, who shares son Cree, 12 months with Rio, donned a taupe high-necked top and matching joggers for her wintry shopping look

Couple: Kate, who shares son Cree, 12 months with Rio, donned a taupe high-necked top and matching joggers for her wintry shopping look

Chic as ever: She layered up in a plaid coat and opted for comfort with trainers as she carried a Victoria's Secret bag

Glow: Kate looked typically sensational as she strolled

Chic as ever: She layered up in a plaid coat and opted for comfort with trainers as she carried a Victoria's Secret bag

In sync: The couple were enjoying a day of retail therapy ahead of Christmas

In sync: The couple were enjoying a day of retail therapy ahead of Christmas 

Casual: Kate's tresses were pulled back into a chic updo and she sported a radiant palette of make-up, along with a face mask

Gift bags: The stars were shopping for their loved ones

Casual: Kate's tresses were pulled back into a chic updo and she sported a radiant palette of make-up, along with a face mask

 The former TOWIE star took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce Blended, as network for families meshed together by 'a break up, fostering, adopting, loss' or other circumstances, following her own experiences as a step-parent. 

She detailed the difficulties she faced when she became step-mother to her husband Rio's kids, Lorenz, 15, Tate, 13, and Tia, 10, and how their family has been made complete by her biological son Cree.

In her candid post, Kate spoke about becoming a step-mother after the tragedy of Rio losing his wife and the kids losing their mother Rebecca Ellison, who passed away in 2015, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Chatty: The former footballer was seen talking to a friend as they pair made their way down the street

Chatty: The former footballer was seen talking to a friend as they pair made their way down the street

What did you get? Kate toted a bag from Victoria's Secret as she chatted with Rio outside Claridges

Radiant: The former TOWIE star looked radiant as she strolled

What did you get? Kate toted a bag from Victoria's Secret as she chatted with Rio outside Claridges

Kate took to Instagram to announce the launch of the platform, as she shared an image of the logo along with a heartfelt caption.

She wrote: 'As you all know we are a blended family, I am a step mum to my 3 beautiful big kids Lorenz, Tate & Tia who unfortunately lost their mum at a very young age, & now a biological mum to our beautiful blessing Cree...

'The icing on the cake to our extra special family. Being a step mum to 3 children who have been through so much & a husband who’s wife passed away brings a unique set of challenges...

'There have been many times I have been left feeling lost, confused and not sure where to turn. When I first became a stepparent I felt very isolated & alone, I just didn’t know who to talk to...

Sighting: The pair looked to have made a significant dent in their Christmas shopping

Sighting: The pair looked to have made a significant dent in their Christmas shopping 

Matching: The star opted for neutral toned outfits as they enjoyed a day of shopping

Matching: The star opted for neutral toned outfits as they enjoyed a day of shopping

Matching: The star opted for neutral toned outfits as they enjoyed a day of shopping 

Chat: Rio layered up in the frosty UK chill as he donned a padded jacket

Chat: Rio layered up in the frosty UK chill as he donned a padded jacket

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