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Rio Ferdinand admits he wants a girl

Football star Rio Ferdinand and pregnant wife Rebecca reveal their hopes for a baby girl as they open a new postnatal unit at their local hospital

Posted: 4 February 2011
by Kimberley Smith
Rio Ferdinand admits he wants a girl
Rio's crossing his fingers for a girl this time

Footballer Rio Ferdinand has admitted he’s hoping his third child, due this spring, with be a girl. Rio, who is expecting with his wife Rebecca, is not hoping for a hat-trick of boys but rather a little girl to complete his family.

“We never find out if it’s going to be a boy or a girl first. There’s not many surprises left in life, so we’d rather not find out,” Rio explained. “Either way, I will be happy. I would be happy if it is a girl. We’ll just have to see. I’ve wanted boys before and been lucky and hopefully that will happen again.”

The couple have opened a new postnatal baby unit at the hospital where their two sons were born. Rebecca is due to return in ten weeks time to give birth to their third child. The postnatal unit at Wytenshawe Hospital, Manchester, was unveiling the latest section of a £20 million refurbishment.

Though Rio admitted to Manchester Evening News that he was “hoping for a girl”, he did stress that his main priority was a healthy baby rather than caring about the sex too much.

He’s not the only famous footballer hoping for a baby girl. But has Rebecca being going to the same lengths as Victoria to ensure the new nursery will be painted pink?


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