Rio Ferdinand has shared a picture of his new baby son for the first time.
The former footballer welcomed little Cree with ex-TOWIE star wife Kate just a few days before Christmas.
The couple are very protective of their kids online, and never show the faces of Lorenz, 14, Tate, 12, and Tia, nine, who Rio shared with his late wife.
After keeping fans waiting for more than a month, Rio finally posted a snap of Cree and it’s almost too cute to handle.
The 42-year-old was twinning with his son as they both wore light brown joggers and matching tops.
Rio pulled a face for the camera as he obscured Cree’s features with his hand.
Lounging on a chair at home, the doting dad looked blissfully happy as he cuddled up to his youngest boy.
He captioned it: “Father & Son matching up day!! 1st of many”
“Absolutely gorgeous picture,” one fan told him.
While another posted: “So cute”
Kate opened up about her “traumatic” birth experience 11 days after welcoming the little one.
Cradling him on her shoulder as she posed in her underwear, she revealed the huge bruise on her leg.
Kate wrote: “Day 11 …
“What a bubble this is … We are so obsessed with our little angel Cree. I just seem to stare at him for hours on end seeing the kids and him is literally what dreams are made of, feeling completely overwhelmed
“I wanted to share this with you. This is me … and let me add this is a much better version of me than the last 10 days. After having an emergency c section, and a bit of a traumatic birth I’ve been completely wiped out. The happiness has been overwhelming but so have the tears and emotions, I’ve felt like I can’t do what I’m meant to be doing with Cree as I haven’t been able to change or feed him consistently which has had me feeling all types of guilt, for Cree, Rio & that I can’t be doing what I normally do for the kids. It’s a whirlwind I just wasn’t expecting … but at the same time the most perfect whirlwind.”
She added: “To be standing up holding my bubba like this is a dream right now When we are stripped of all the things we can normally do, the small things become extra special.
“Feeling so lucky to have my amazing husband and the kids helping me with everything.
“What an amazing end to a pretty rubbish year
“P.S. for anyone about to give birth, make sure you have a huge stock of big black knickers, the bigger the better “