Former Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand, who lost his wife in 2015, opened up on a Good Morning Britain show about the sadness and emotion he had following his wife’s demise. A heartbreaking BBC documentary called ‘Being Mum and Dad’ released earlier this year featured his life before and after his wife’s death and the struggles he was forced to endure with his children post his wife’s passing away.
He explained to hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: ‘For any parent to tell your children, you’re going to leave the hospital and not see your mum ever again, it’s a hard thing to do.’
The 38-year-old’s life with his three young children, his coping with his wife’s loss with numerous other widowers and health care professionals, and his immense depression resulting from feeling the worst he ever did were all accounted for in the documentary.
Viewers who watched the Good Morning Britain show came up on Twitter to praise the former footballer and offer him good tidings for the future.
Tweet#1: What a moving documentary #BeingMumAndDad was. I have the upmost respect for @rioferdy5 you’re doing an amazing job with your beautiful kids.’
Tweet #2: @rioferdy5 @meldeane you’re kids will be fine mate, you’re a good man and a fantastic father.’
Tweet #3 ‘@rioferdy5 massive respect to you your children will be so proud #truehero.’