The couple then had daughter Tia in 2011, and the family settled back into living in London after Ferdinand left Manchester United.
The former England international footballer announced in September 2017 he was switching sports in a partnership with bookmaker Betfair.
Ferdinand and Kate Wright have been dating since January 2017.
“He’ll be a great acquisition for anyone to take on.” Lampard won 106 England caps between 19, and retired fully in 2016 after a stint with New York City.
The 39-year-old believes the transition from player to manager can prove tougher than many realise.
"Rebecca, my wonderful wife, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
"She was a fantastic loving mother to our three beautiful children.