Rio Ferdinand cried at his wedding to Kate

Former England and Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, may have been a solid rock at the back for club and country, but his defenses were easily ‘broken down’ during his wedding to Kate Wright at D Maris Bay hotel in Turkey over the weekend.

Kate was given away by Ferdinand’s boys: 13-year-old Lorenz and 11-year-old Tate, while their eight-year-old sister Tia was Kate’s maid of honour; the sight of them walking down the aisle made Ferdinand so emotional, he actually cried, and wore dark shades to mask his teary eyes.

Rio – who had his kids with late wife Rebecca Ellison, said:

”Seeing Tia walk up the aisle before Kate set me off.

”It was just so emotional. There was just no going back on the emotion, that’s why I had to keep my shades on!

”Seeing Tate and Lorenz walk Kate down the aisle was particularly poignant and we wouldn’t have wanted to do it any other way. They were so proud and they couldn’t wait to do that, they felt important.

”Kate was adamant she wanted the kids involved and that is a true reflection of how she is – she wants them involved in every part of our lives.

”We decided the children would have major roles at the wedding, it was so important to us.”

Kate, who has become a mother figure to Rio’s children, exclusively told OK Magazine (who had exclusive rights to all the wedding photos), about leaving her TV fame behind and embracing family life.

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