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Rio Ferdinand to Front Documentary About Life After Wife’s Death

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Former England captain Rio Ferdinand will discuss the death of his wife as part of a new documentary exploring the impact on parents who lose their partners.

In 2015, Rio’s wife, Rebecca, died aged 34 after a battle with breast cancer.

The father-of-three will front the 60-minute BBC documentary as he tries to understand how widowed parents manage grief and support their children.

Rio opens up about his loss, saying: “I don’t think I’ve grieved properly.”

He adds: “I’ve not given myself that time to sit down and really flush everything out and go through it.”

The ex-Manchester United defender will discover the only way parents can help their children move on is by rebuilding their own lives first.

 

The film also offers a broader insight into how young husbands and fathers cope with grief and finds around 75 men under 50 become widowers every day in the UK.


 

Source: WhatsonTV 

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