‘It was a very emotional time:’ Kate Ferdinand ‘raced to hospital after her formerly estranged father suffered health scare’ before jetting out to Dubai for holiday
Kate Ferdinand reportedly had to race to hospital after her formerly estranged father suffered a health scare last week.
The former TOWIE star, 30, – who is married to footballer Rio Ferdinand – was due to attend a family wedding at the time but was forced to leave her family and rush to check in on dad Phil, 61, according to The Sun.
A source told the publication: ‘It was a very emotional time. Kate was very brave.’
Oh dear: Kate Ferdinand reportedly had to race to hospital after her estranged father suffered a health scare last week
It came just before the blonde beauty jetted out to Dubai for a holiday with husband Rio where they enjoyed some ‘much needed us time’.
A representative for Kate has been contacted by MailOnline for a comment.
Phil has previously defended his relationship with his daughter and reconnected with her just before her 2018 nuptials where he walked her down the aisle.
Kate previously revealed she was ‘very upset’ when she wasn’t invited to one of her dad’s weddings at the tender age of nine.
The Essex native split from the media personality’s mother Jacqueline when she was three.
Relax: It came just before the blonde beauty jetted out to Dubai for a holiday with husband Rio where they enjoyed some ‘much needed us time’
Last year, the blonde beauty detailed how her ‘upsetting’ experiences with her stepmothers shaped her life with Rio’s ‘amazing’ children – who lost their mother Rebecca in May 2015 after a battle with cancer.
Growing up as an only child, Kate confessed her relationships with her stepmothers were far from strong after her parents split when she was a toddler.
She told You Magazine: ‘I’ve had a few stepmums but they weren’t in my life majorly.’
Difficult: Essex native Phil split from the media personality’s mother Jacqueline (pictured with Kate in 2017) when she was three
‘My experience has helped define how I want to treat Rio’s kids and how I want them to see me.’
Phil has since defended his relationship with his daughter, and has insisted he ‘wasn’t allowed’ to invite Kate to one of his weddings, which took place nearly two decades ago.
He decided to reach out to Kate after watching her This Morning interview back in May 2018, where she discussed the challenge of becoming a step-mother, and was later invited to the couple’s London mansion.
Phil told The Sun: ‘It wasn’t just Kate that was upset she didn’t go to my wedding. I was not allowed to invite her.
‘But it was never awkward between me and Kate, it was awkward between me and her mother.’
Emergency: The former TOWIE star, 30, – who is married to footballer Rio Ferdinand – was due to attend a family wedding at the time but was forced to leave her family and rush to check in on dad Phil, according to The Sun
Kate showed off her post baby body in a burgundy bikini as she enjoyed the holiday with her husband Rio on Sunday.
The pair have embarked on the getaway for some ‘us time’ and certainly looked chilled out in the Instagram post shared by Kate.
She looked incredible in the shots as she slipped into a skimpy two-piece while relaxing by the pool.
Kate and the 42-year-old former footballer seemed as loved up as ever while sharing a kiss on sun beds in another snap, which she captioned: ‘Some well needed US time.’
Another photo showed the pair in the mirror, where Rio seemed occupied on his phone, while Kate wore a stunning sarong, black shawl and a straw beach bag.
The holiday comes after Kate recently revealed before and after shots from her first pregnancy as she gave fans another domestic update on her life as a working mum, and the impact childbirth has had on her self-image.
Taking a break: Kate is currently on holiday in Dubai with Rio