Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright are living in absolute bliss this Christmas.

Two months after getting engaged, the happy couple has jetted off to the stunning climes of the Maldives with Rio’s three children to spend Christmas in total luxury at the Kuredu Island Resort.

And with those cloudless skies and crystal blue waters, who can blame them?

It seems Rio, 40, and Kate, 27, have completely forgotten the outside world as they bask in their glorious bubble of relaxation miles away from their busy lives. In a seriously cute Instagram photo, the family are seen posing on the beach wearing Santa hats and matching red swimwear.

Rio holds his two sons, Lorenz, 12, and Tate, 10, by their legs as they perform handstands in the sand, while his daughter, Tia, seven, does the crab. Kate proudly kneels in the middle of the group, sticking out her tongue and flashing the peace sign with both hands.

The retired England footballer told his Instagram followers: ‘Bit delayed on the Christmas post, been offline for a few days! Loads of Love from us (the nutters) What a place #kuredu #crown&champaResorts.’

We’ll forgive you, Rio.

Not too long ago, the family enjoyed a holiday together in Abu Dhabi when Rio proposed to former Towie star Kate, after two years of dating. In possibly one of the most romantic proposals yet, Rio popped the question on a rooftop with his children watching on.Announcing their exciting news, Rio said on Instagram: ‘She said yes. How these 3 kids kept it a secret I’ll never know. The perfect end to our holiday… How could the answer not be yes [sic].’

The couple is likely planning their nuptials for 2019 and, if this is where they spend Christmas, we can’t wait to see their honeymoon destination.

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