‘Life without you is unimaginable’ Kate Ritchie tells daughter Mae, four, she has helped her to ‘accept herself and her body’ in heartfelt open letter
She has been giving fans a better glimpse into her life as a mother-of-one, by sharing more and more pictures of her daughter Mae, four, on social media.
And proving just how smitten she is with her mini-me, Kate Ritchie penned an open letter to her daughter in the new issue of Marie Claire, ahead of Mother’s Day.
In the heartfelt note, the former Home and Away star, 40, gushed that life without Mae would be ‘unimaginable’, as she revealed becoming a mother has taught her to ‘accept herself and her body’.
‘Life without you seems unimaginable’ Kate Ritchie, 40, has penned a heartfelt open letter to her daughter Mae, four, in the new issue of Marie Clarie
Addressing her daughter, Kate wrote in part of the letter: ‘A life without you seems unimaginable and goodness knows who I’d be today if you hadn’t come along to change me and my life.’
The actress added: ‘You are teaching me to accept myself and value myself, especially when it comes to my body.’
She also credited Mae for helping her to be ‘brave’ and ‘patient’.
‘Greatest gift’: The former Home and Away star described her little girl as an ‘inspiration’ and said Mae has helped her to ‘accept herself and her body’
Kate concluded: ‘You are my greatest gift, achievement and inspiration and I will feel this way even when you’re a teen slamming doors in the hallway, just as I did.’
The letter made no mention of Kate’s husband of nine years, Stuart Webb, who was charged with drink driving in March.
Stuart, 38, reportedly ran a red light on Avoca Street in Randwick, just a short distance from the couple’s home.
Family: Kate’s letter didn’t mention her husband of nine years Stuart Webb, who is facing drink driving charges after running a red light in March
Police later learned he was also allegedly driving on a suspended licence.
If convicted, the former Sydney Roosters and St George Dragons player faces a further six-month licence suspension for the drink-driving offence alone, while driving without a licence carries up to 12 months in prison.
Kate, who shot to fame as Sally Fletcher on Home and Away, married Stuart back in 2010.
They share daughter Mae, who is now featuring more regularly on Kate’s social media channels.
Showing her off: Kate has been giving fans a better insight into her life as a mother by posting more frequent snaps of daughter Mae online
Previously, Kate wanted to protect her daughter’s identity and refrained from posting her face on Instagram.
She has since changed her mind and explained to fans that she was ‘tired of protecting’ Mae and wants to ‘rejoice’ in her little girl instead.
Kate said: ‘I don’t often share this most precious being but sometimes I am tired of protecting her and want to rejoice in her.
‘She is full of wonder in so many ways and she also helps me to simply be me.’
‘I want to rejoice in her’: The radio presenter explained she was ‘tired of protecting’ Mae and wanted to ‘rejoice’ in her instead, telling fans: ‘She is full of wonder in so many ways’