This is going to make you go 'awwww'
The celeb pair are thought to have met while out in Dubai back in December 2016 and the rumour mill went into overdrive until they FINALLY stepped out for a romantic lunch date in July.
Soon after going public, former England player Rio, 39, introduced his three kids – who he shares with late wife Rebecca Ellison – to his new GF and went on to share a sweet photo of all their feet.
Although their faces are not visible, the snap sees Lorenz, Tate and Tia show wearing their new Yeezy trainers while Kate and Rio are either side.
Not long after, the couple jetted away for a sun-kissed break along with Rio’s kids and it’s clear Kate was already a big part of the family.
Sharing snaps from their getaway, the star enjoyed some quality time with her beau’s sisters as they lapped up the sun on their getaway.
Since then, we’ve seen these two share a load of adorable couples snaps on social media and gush about each other on TV.
Just last month, former TOWIE star Kate opened about her relationship with Rio’s children after their mum Rebecca tragically lost her battle with cancer in 2015.
‘I think a really big part in our relationship working with the children is that everything we’ve done, we’ve included them in’, she told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
‘So from the first date, to us moving in, him asking me to be his “girlfriend”, everything the kids were part of it so it feels like I wasn’t taking their dad away from them, it was like us becoming more of a family unit.’
She then added: ‘But Rebecca is their mum and you only have one mum. A mum is irreplaceable.’
Rio also recently spoke out about their romance, confessing that having Kate around has been beneficial to the children.
‘My relationship with Kate has helped in that they have got a female in the house no’, he told Times magazine.
‘They run past me sometimes to go to her. I’ve had to go through a period of being very, very open, and men aren’t normally like that naturally.
‘Having that extra person in the house who is female, who has that softer touch, I think that is vitally important for the kids.’
Let’s take a look back at their adorable love story in pictures…
Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand
Kate also took to Instagram with her own message, writing: ‘2017…. the hardest but most rewarding year yet! Ups & downs but I have gained 4 of the most precious people 🤗….
‘Happy new year everyone, I hope your year is filled with health & happiness, keep your loved ones close’. AW!
Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand
Rio shared this sweet snap to thank his girlfriend for being a support to the family.
The 27-year-old wrote: ‘To say 2017 has been a tough year would be a huge understatement. Some dark moments but brightness has been spread around me and mine by this one in many different forms. Christmas being just 1 example, all the thoughtful little details that make things that much better for all of us 😘’.