They were first linked romantically back in January, but have apparently gone to great lengths to keep their numerous reported rendezvous under wraps.
And things seem to be heating up for TOWIE star Kate Wright and Rio Ferdinand, as she is said to have enjoyed secret dates with the footballer during her recent trip to Dubai, they also went to a pool party together.
A source told MailOnline exclusively: ‘Kate was there last week and Rio happened to be there at the same time with his footballing commitments. They met up secretly a couple of times while they were there.’
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Red hot: Kate Wright ‘met up with Rio Ferdinand secretly while in Dubai on a friend’s hen do last week’ – she later posted this sensational red bikini shot delighting her fans
Staying mum: Rio Ferdinand was first romantically linked to Kate in January, but he’s so far remained mum on the speculation surrounding their relationship
When contacted by MailOnline for comment, an agent for reality TV star Kate said: ‘Kate went to Dubai for her friend’s hen party. There is no further comment.’
Rio, 38, and Kate, 25, have been linked over the past few months, with the two reportedly enjoying a string of nights out together, although neither has confirmed a relationship.
MailOnline has also contacted a spokesperson for Rio Ferdinand for comment.
Manchester United legend Rio travelled to the UAE for a Football Escapes training session with children at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, along with former West Ham United player Bobby Zamora.
Making a splash: The pair met up while they were there for various commitments and attended a pool party together
Could it be romance? The Manchester United legend travelled to the UAE for a Football Escapes training session with children at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, along with former West Ham United player Bobby Zamora
They’re all winners! During his trip, Rio took to Twitter to proudly share a shot of himself with the young participants of the training sessions
The footballer’s late wife Rebecca was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 but had appeared to be clear of the disease following treatment.
But a scan earlier in 2015 revealed it had returned and spread to her bones and she tragically passed away just five weeks later on May 1.
Rio met Rebecca, a former fitness trainer and accountant, while he was at West Ham United in the late 1990s. The pair married in the Caribbean in 2009.
Oh my! Kate kept her followers in the loop even further over the weekend as she squeezed her famous assets into a barely-there bikini with a chic sarong highlighting her tiny waist
Last month, he was praised after taking part in a heartbreaking BBC documentary, called Being Mum And Dad, in which he discussed the battle he faced in dealing with his children’s grief.
Kate shared countless snaps from her time away in Dubai, but there was no sign of Rio on her Instagram.
The stunner was showing off her stunning figure in a red hot bikini in her latest Instagram post, a throwback snap from her blissful break.
She flaunted her enviable, hourglass figure and sizeable cleavage in the bright two-piece.
His name is Rio: The pair have been rumoured to have been dating since January but neither have commented
Kate can be seen enjoying a boat trip, the Dubai skyline in the background.
She wrote alongside it: ‘Wishing I was back in Dubai in my beaut @bahimibeachwear bikini ❤’.
Kate kept her followers in the loop over the weekend as she squeezed her famous assets into a barely-there bikini with a chic sarong highlighting her tiny waist.
She has headed to the United Arab Emirates for her pal’s hen do and birthday, in which she has been spotted in various states of undress – making for a delightful treat for her 598,000 Instagram followers.
Hot stuff: The 25-year-old stunner has headed to the United Arab Emirates for a pal’s hen do, in which she has been spotted in various states of undress – making for a delightful treat for her 598,000 Instagram followers
Kate has become famed for her curves since bursting on to TOWIE scenes in 2015, after which she has been caught up in a number of dramas while also winning legions of admirers with her pin-up worthy curves.
In her latest images, she snapped a busty selfie in which she wore super trendy fake glasses, complete with clear lenses and a Seventies-style frame – making for a bizarre addition to her bikini look.
She later stood by a clear-sided pool with her massive group of girls, all of whom appeared to be clad in similar black bikinis bar the bride-to-be who wore a sexy white number to perfection.
In another she tied a sheer sarong around her waist while pouting and wearing her long blonde tresses pulled over one shoulder in a stunning display.
Here come the girls: She later stood by a clear-sided pool with her massive group of girls, all of whom appeared to be clad in similar bikinis bar the bride-to-be who wore a sexy white number to perfection
Just days before, Kate once again did not let her Instagram followers down as she posted a snap in a plunging black top that revealed her bountiful cleavage at a Dubai restaurant on Friday.
With her tanned skin illuminating radiantly under the lights of the restaurant, the starlet showed off her freshly sun-kissed Dubai glow.
Taking the plunge: Just days before, Kate once again did not let her Instagram followers down as she posted a snap in a plunging black top that revealed her bountiful cleavage at a Dubai restaurant on Friday
Kate sported flawlessly applied make up with perfect contouring and highlighter that accentuated her impeccable bone structure.
She ensured that she put her best assets on display with her cropped top that gave a scintillating glimpse of her tiny waist, and paired it with a tan midi skirt.
Posting another snap with her equally glamorous friends, the reality star evidently had a wonderful meal as she captioned the photo: ‘Reunited with my Dubai queen & the birthday girl’.
Glam squad: Posting another snap with her equally glamorous friends, the reality star evidently had a wonderful meal as she captioned the photo: ‘Reunited with my Dubai queen & the birthday girl’
The star had previously come under fire after she posted a saucy swimsuit shot that grabbed her fans’ attention – for all the wrong reasons.
Kate posed seductively on a rock for the sizzling snap in a low-cut burnt orange one-piece and simply captioned it ‘nonchalant’.
She tossed her flaxen locks over her shoulder and proudly displayed her ample bosom, but the saucy shot was overshadowed by fans pointing out that the peculiar angle made her feet look rather large.
Toe woes: Kate posted a seductive shot displaying her toned hourglass shape on Thursday, but that was quickly overshadowed as fans were quick to point out the angle made her feet look abnormally large
Oh dear: This follower was unimpressed with the apparent size of Kate’s feet
Backhanded compliment: At least this follower appreciated Kate’s phenomenal curves
Fans were quick to point out that the photo made her feet seem abnormally large – one person commented ‘size 3 feet size 5 toes’, while another added: ‘bodies banging, feet are a bit leave it tho.’
Not one to let negative comments get her down, Kate defiantly posted yet another sizzling photo on Thursday that displayed her hourglass shape.
The beauty ensured that she drew attention to her gym honed physique by strategically posing so her feet were out of shot.
She adopted a carefree pose, throwing her arms up in the air joyfully as she knelt on the boat she was having a day out on.
Heartbreaking: Rio’s late wife Rebecca Ellison tragically lost her battle to cancer in 2015
Ex: Kate dated Dan Edgar on and off for six years before they finally called it quits last year