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Kate Ferdinand has revealed Rio's kids have asked awkward questions about sex.
Kate Ferdinand has confessed she has had ‘graphic’ chats with Rio’s kids about sex.
The former TOWIE star is step mother to her husband’s three children Lorenz, 13, Tate, 11, and Tia, nine.
But the kids are so keen to add another brother or sister to the brook, that they have been bringing up very awkward conversations about sex.
In fact, 29-year-old Kate even revealed they have outlined a timetable for when she can make a baby during lockdown.
Speaking to The Sun Online, Kate, 29, said: “Conversations have got a bit graphic with the kids.
“They’re saying: ‘When are you going to do it, then?’ It’s so funny.”
She added: “One of them said: ‘You’re not going to have [sex] in lockdown while we’re in the house so I think you’re going to have it in October.’ I’m like: ‘I can’t believe I’m having this conversation!’”
Kate and Rio, 41, got married in a lavish ceremony last year after getting engaged during a trip to Abu Dhabi in November 2018.
Tate, Lorenz and Tia tragically lost their mother Rebecca to breast cancer back in 2015, with Rio regularly opening up about his struggles as a single parent.
Kate also spoke out about transitioning into a stepmum as part of the BBC documentary ‘Becoming a Stepfamily’.
The reality star admitted: “I can’t ring my friends and ask them what to do – no one has a partner with kids whose mum has died. No one really knows what to say. I know that I’m caring and hope that’s enough.
“We don’t want to wake up one day and think ‘we’ve done that wrong’ and the kids are unhappy.”
After the touching show aired, Kate shared her plans to have a baby with Rio and hopes it will bring the family “closer”.
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First school week of the #ferdinandhomeschool complete 📚 there’s been some mad moments, lots of fun family workouts and walks, a broken arm, lots of moaning, some shouting ... some vodkas 🤣 but mostly LOVE and we SURVIVED our first week, I have learnt a lot and I absolutely love this picture Rio took, It really captured a moment ❤️ It’s the simple things in life I’m learning to appreciate more and more. #iamgratful for our health, and for the lessons the virus is teaching us. We are really realising what is important and what isn’t. I hope you have all survived your first week. Lots of love to everyone ❤️ #staysafe
Kate has also revealed her plans to add to their family in the future, and said she hopes another baby will bring them even closer together.
Speaking on Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast, she said: “I think [having a baby] will bring us all together, tighter, closer as a knit. It’s weird because when we’re in the house and it’s us five, I feel like their mum and I know I’m not their mum and we all feel the same. I just feel like they’re my children. It’s a normal family.
“I always thought I wanted a big family but I’d never thought think I’d get it this way. It’s just mad when I think about it. I thought I’d have a big family but with three step kids and them losing their mum I never saw it being this way.”