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Meet The Duchess star Katherine Ryan's beautiful family

Like her character on the Netflix show, Katherine also has one daughter

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Katherine Ryan is most likely on cloud nine right now as her new Netflix series, The Duchess, has landed with hugely positive reviews from critics and viewers alike.

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The series follows a single mum who decides she is ready for another baby - and decides her ex-boyfriend is the perfect sperm donor. But what's the deal with Katherine's family in real life? Find out here...

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Katherine and Bobby have three pet pooches

Katherine has a daughter, Violet, from her first marriage, and the pair live with Katherine's partner, Bobby Kootstra, in Hertfordshire. Praising her partner, she told Radio Times: "He didn’t do the other things that I’d experienced in relationships. He didn’t demand undivided attention, he was not in competition with my daughter. Like, I still sleep in my daughter’s room in her sleepover bed. I don’t sleep in my bed with my husband." 

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Katherine has said her daughter is her best friend

Chatting to the Mirror back in 2019, she added: "My daughter Violet and I have a unique relationship. I really like her and love her, and it’s special that I’ve been alone with her for a long time, so we have a little bit of a sisterly relationship – which I know can be dangerous when she gets older, but I’m risking it.

"We live in a democracy. I always say, we’re not a mum and a 10-year-old. We’re two 10-year-olds, but one of us has a credit card and a driving licence. We’re unstoppable." 

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They recently celebrated Violet's 11th birthday

Katherine occasionally shares snaps of her daughter on Instagram but ensures that she keeps her identity protected. In a recent snap, she celebrated her 11th birthday by posting side-by-side snaps of Violet as a toddler and now, writing: "11," with a birthday cake emoji. 

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She also joked about her daughter following a New York Times interview for The Duchess, where the reporter revealed that Violet had walked into their interview with her hamster in a handbag. Sharing the snippet on Twitter, Katherine captioned the post: "FFS Violet," accompanied with a laughing crying emoji. 

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