Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca died in 2015 The former England football captain, 38, admitted that taking his children Lorenz, ten, Tate, eight, and five-year-old Tia to school was "tough". RIO Ferdinand was left heartbroken when his wife Rebecca Ellison passed away in 2015 at the age of 34. Rio Gavin Ferdinand (born 7 November 1978) is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre-back, and is now a television pundit for BT Sport.He played 81 times for the England national team between 1997 and 2011, and was a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. She began dating Julian Ferdinand, who hailed from St Lucia, as a teenager and they later had two children together, Rio and Anton. Rio Ferdinand has opened up on the helplessness and pain he felt after the death of his wife, Rebecca. Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca, 34, has tragically died after a short battle with cancer. Rio Ferdinand’s late wife Rebecca Ellison: When did she die and what of? Rio's wife of six years Rebecca Ellison died of breast cancer in 2015 Credit: Xposure He said: “To my total surprise, I met someone and at first I wasn’t sure I should let free my feelings. KATE Ferdinand is settling into life as the wife of former footballer Rio.

We take a look at her life with Rio and their three children before it was tragically cut short. The reality star shot to fame on Towie when she was known as Kate Wright - here's her story.

10 February 2020, 20:00 | Updated: 10 February 2020, 20:01 The wife of former Manchester United and England captain Rio Ferdinand has died from cancer. They lived on a council estate in Peckham and never married.

Inside her heartbreaking battle. The 36-year-old has released the following statement on QPR's website: 'My soul mate slipped away last night. The QPR defender, 36, released a statement saying …