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Rio Ferdinand offers insight into his home life with wife Kate

They will be celebrating their two year anniversary in September.

And Rio Ferdinand has now offered a rare insight into his home life with wife Kate, as he joked about the couple’s pet peeves in a new interview.

The former footballer, 42, candidly revealed that Kate nicknames him the ‘washing machine’ due to his noisy chewing, while he also divulged her unusual eating habits. 

Candid: Rio Ferdinand has now offered a rare insight into his home life with wife Kate, as he joked about the couple’s pet peeves in a new interview

Rio revealed: ‘She [Kate] hates loud eating, and for some reason [at home] they call me ‘the washing machine’ as I eat so loud.’

Speaking during a collaboration with Pepperami, he added: ‘My boys get the hump and will move seats – they actually put music on now [to drown the sound out]!’

The father-of-for then revealed his own pet peeve when it comes to sitting on the sofa and watching football or a film with his wife.

Close: The former footballer, 42, candidly revealed that Kate nicknames him the 'washing machine' due to his noisy chewing, while he also divulged her unusual eating habits

Close: The former footballer, 42, candidly revealed that Kate nicknames him the ‘washing machine’ due to his noisy chewing, while he also divulged her unusual eating habits

He said: ‘You know when you’re watching something on Netflix or whatever, and you get all your snacks out on the table – normal people [points to himself], finish one snack and then move onto another.’

He continued: ‘I then look to Kate and she has gone through every single snack we have and reverts back to the beginning again! For instance, she has a sweet with a crisp and then some nuts with some sweets – and I was like what is going on here!

Giving a further glimpse at what life is like at home, the usually private star confesses to putting a lock on the kitchen cupboard doors in an attempt to keep his kids out.

Rio revealed: 'She [Kate] hates loud eating, and for some reason [at home] they call me 'the washing machine' as I eat so loud'

Rio revealed: ‘She [Kate] hates loud eating, and for some reason [at home] they call me ‘the washing machine’ as I eat so loud’

‘My boys love sweets, so if there’s sweets about, I actually put a lock on the cupboard door. Sometimes I come down at certain times and the door is open with wrappers everywhere and I’ll ask, who has done this? And they will both say, not me!’

It comes after Kate confirmed she has no plans to have more children any time soon, insisting she would be a ‘madwoman’ to do so after giving birth to son Cree.

The former TOWIE star, 29, who is also a stepmother to Rio’s three children, Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine, asserted she doesn’t need ‘any more tears’ in the bustling household.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, she also highlighted the importance of being candid and honest about motherhood in the face of unrealistic standards perpetuated on social media. 

Not happening: Kate recently confirmed she has no plans to have more children any time soon, insisting she would be a 'madwoman' to do so after giving birth to son Cree in December

Not happening: Kate recently confirmed she has no plans to have more children any time soon, insisting she would be a ‘madwoman’ to do so after giving birth to son Cree in December

‘I think four is enough, there’s already a lot going on and lots of crying,’ she said. ‘It’s a busy house. So I think I’d be a madwoman if I wanted anymore! Four is plenty for now.’

Content with her current family set-up, she gushed over her husband, 42, and said: ‘Rio has been amazing with Cree, he’s a wonderful dad, the kids love having the little one too!’

Kate has been open about the challenges she has faced since welcoming Cree, as she admitted earlier this month that exhaustion and anxiety had reached an ‘all-time-high’ following the birth. 

The mother needed an emergency caesarean section while in labour, which she is still recovering from after not being able to walk for six weeks. 

Hands full: The former TOWIE star is also a stepmother to Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine - husband Rio Ferdinand's three children with late wife Rebecca

Hands full: The former TOWIE star is also a stepmother to Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine – husband Rio Ferdinand’s three children with late wife Rebecca 

According to Kate, the difficulties she has faced as a parent aren’t always truthfully portrayed or discussed on social media.

She said: ‘It’s important to be honest on Instagram and share your feelings, even if I’m feeling down, emotional or haven’t managed to do something that I was planning on doing. 

‘I feel like a lot of the time, people aren’t open, especially when it comes to pregnancy or becoming a new mum. They always want to put up the best picture without showing the reality.

Open and honest: Kate has  highlighted the importance of being candid about motherhood in the face of unrealistic standards perpetuated on social media

Open and honest: Kate has  highlighted the importance of being candid about motherhood in the face of unrealistic standards perpetuated on social media

‘I used to put a pressure on myself to look a certain way and to keep on top of my fitness, but I feel like I’m a lot more comfortable now being open and honest with myself.

‘There’s so many bits of advice I feel like I missed out on during pregnancy which people just don’t talk about, like having a C-section. 

‘It is a major surgery and because it was an emergency operation, it was traumatic and a lot to heal from. I am just trying to listen to my body and accept the changes.

Old times: The reality star shot to fame on The Only Way Is Essex in 2015 (pictured on the show with former co-stars Danielle Armstrong and Chloe Lewis)

Old times: The reality star shot to fame on The Only Way Is Essex in 2015 (pictured on the show with former co-stars Danielle Armstrong and Chloe Lewis)

‘I used to love being on top of my fitness but now I have to let myself heal and not rush things. I don’t need to beat myself up about it.’

The reality star shot to fame on The Only Way Is Essex in 2015 before turning her back on the limelight in 2017 after sparking up a romance with former Manchester United and England legend Rio. 

While she is known for her incredibly stylish outfits and impeccable appearance, both on and off the show, Kate insists she doesn’t always have time to dress up and is happy rocking a make-up free, laid-back look. 

She continued: ‘I think people have this perception that I’m glamorous all the time because of what they see on Instagram, but a lot of the time I like to just wear comfortable clothes, no make-up and I’m rushing around looking after the kids. You don’t need to be glamorous all the time and that’s OK too.

‘You don’t realise how tired you will become [having a baby]! I knew with having three older kids it can be tiring but being a mum to a newborn is a whole new level.’ 

Kate added that she sometimes struggles to find time for herself, but thinks it’s important to maintain some sort of balance.  

Speaking out: According to Kate, the difficulties she has faced as a parent aren't always truthfully portrayed or discussed on social media

Speaking out: According to Kate, the difficulties she has faced as a parent aren’t always truthfully portrayed or discussed on social media

She continued: ‘I think when he goes to sleep it is a good time to do something for myself. I also try to make sure I spend time with the other kids too, they don’t want to be attending baby classes and there’s certain activities they want to do.’ 

Speaking of her first night out in a year with friends in April, she continued: ‘I had a great time, it was so nice to catch up with all the girls because I haven’t seen anyone in so long, so it was nice to feel a sense of normality. 

‘It was something we had taken for granted before and now we realise how important it is to have that time with your friends.’  

Be yourself: 'I feel like a lot of the time, people aren’t open, especially when it comes to pregnancy or becoming a new mum. They always want to put up the best picture without showing the reality,' she said

Be yourself: ‘I feel like a lot of the time, people aren’t open, especially when it comes to pregnancy or becoming a new mum. They always want to put up the best picture without showing the reality,’ she said

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