Kate Wright has decided to leave the limelight[Getty]
And the blonde beauty has now announced she will be removing herself from the spotlight, in order to focus on her relationship with the former Manchester United footballer.
“I’m taking a step back from the public eye, I want to keep my life private as I lived my previous relationship on TOWIE, my priority right now is Rio and the family,” she reportedly told The Sun.
The 26 year old previously confirmed she was turning her back on the ITVBe show she made her name on, to spend more time with the 28 year old and his three children.
Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand shared their first couple photo on Instagram recently[Instagram/ Kate Wright]
“Kate left TOWIE because she wanted to be away from the limelight,” an insider also told the publication.
“But interest continued to be sky high and she struggled to visit the gym and go on holiday in peace.
“She hopes having no links with brands and no longer being on TV will help give her the quiet life she longs for with her new family.”
Kate Wright has decided to quit TOWIE[Instagram]
Kate and Rio made their romance official recently, after the footballer shared a holiday snap – including the reality star – with his 2.4 million Instagram followers, in which he referred to her as family.
“Decent day with the fam,” he touchingly captioned the image, and fans were quick to comment on the fact that he’d gone social media official with their romance.
She then shared a picture of the lovebirds working up a sweat together in the garden – in matching outfits.
Rio Ferdinand described Kate Wright as family[Rio Ferdinand/Instagram]
“Synchronised morning workout …. the outfits weren’t planned I promise,” she joked to her own 682k followers.
Kate has been single since splitting from on-off boyfriend Dan Edgar last year.
Rio hasn’t dated much since the tragic death of his wife Rebecca in 2015.
Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand made their relationship official recently[Melissawillsonx/Instagram]
While she’s said to be ‘smitten’, he’s said to be taking it slow for the sake of his three children.
A source told The Sun: “Rio and Kate have enjoyed spending time with each other with other friends.
“There’s a real connection there but Rio is in no rush to turn this into a serious relationship.”