Kate Ferdinand launches a support platform for blended families


Kate Ferdinand has launched a support platform for blended families. 

The former TOWIE star, 30, 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, 12 months. 

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.

Her loves: Kate Ferdinand has launched a support platform for blended families

Her loves: Kate Ferdinand has launched a support platform for blended families

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…

Her love: 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, 12 months

Her love: 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, 12 months

Pains: Rio lost his wife and the kids lost their mother Rebecca Ellison in 2015, two years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer

Pains: Rio lost his wife and the kids lost their mother Rebecca Ellison in 2015, two years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer

‘As my journey continues I’ve realised there is a real need for a place to connect & get advice from people going through similar experiences. I am definitely not a guru, this is as much for me and it is for you guys…

‘So here we have it @blended a safe space for us to all share our blended family experiences and support each other along this journey…

‘I’m hoping to share some personal experiences along the way as well as help and advice from professionals. There will also also be lots of discussions, general chit chat & quotes to make us feel better. Lots of love Kate’.  

Beneath the post, Rio penned: ‘So Proud of my Lady. Warms my heart seeing you so passionate about this. You are a blessing’.  

In her first post on the Instagram page for Blended, Kate penned: ‘Welcome to BLENDED, a community for Blended families; whatever that may look like to you…

Heartache: 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

Heartache: 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

‘Becoming part of a blended family whether it through a break up, fostering, adopting, loss etc brings so much happiness & joy but it can be extremely difficult & emotional when trying to navigate a new unknown territory…

‘I really wanted a place we were all able to share experiences, advice and to feel we aren’t alone. I hope this can be a safe place for us all…

‘December is a particularly hard time of year for many people in blended families, so it seemed the best time to launch. Welcome to the BLENDED family. Kate X

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