Social media has been inundated by romantic declarations of love this Valentine's Day, and celebrities have been posting gushing tributes to their other halves, too.

But Kate Wright has been praised by her adoring fans for a slightly different kind of upload on the day of love.

The former reality star shared a snap on Instagram of Valentine's Day gifts for her boyfriend, Rio Ferdinand's, three young children, and praise quickly flooded in for Kate.

Credit: Instagram/Kate Wright

She captioned the picture: "HAPPY VALENTINES to the 3 poochies [sic]."

TOWIE beauty Kate quit showbiz towards the start of her relationship with professional footballer Rio, in order to focus on his kids, 11-year-old Lorenz, Tate, nine, and Tia, six.

At the time, she issued a statement, which said: "I'm taking a step back from the public eye, I want to keep my life private as I lived my previous relationship on TOWIE, my priority right now is Rio and the family."

And her latest heartwarming gesture sent her 761k Instagram followers wild.

"You are so lovely making the kids feel special," gushed one fan.

Another declared: "Amazing lady, Rio & then girls are so lucky to have you & you them, Happy Valentines beautiful lady [sic]!"

"This post made my heart melt it can't be easy being a step mum esp in tragic circumstances. But it looks like you're doing an amazing job & those children are very blessed to have you in their lives [sic]," exclaimed a third.

A final echoed: "@xkatiewright such an amazing step mum!!"

Credit: Instagram/Rio Ferdinand

This is Rio's first relationship since the death of his wife and his children's mum, Rebecca Ellison.

Rachel Andrews

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