Who is Paddy McGuinness' wife Christine? Star of The Real Housewives of Cheshire and ex-Miss Liverpool

The mum-of-three has had an eventful 2018 after husband Paddy McGuinness was seen cosying up to Nicole Appleton. Here is everything you need to know about the former Miss Liverpool…

Who is Christine McGuinness?

Christine Martin was born in Merseyside in 1988.

Taking on the world of beauty pageants, in 2007 she bagged the Miss Commonwealth title, and won Miss Liverpool, at the tender age of 18.

Soon after she modelled for Liverpool-based boutique Cricket in her bikini at the Liverpool Tennis Tournament.

It was here that she met TV funnyman and Phoenix Nights star Paddy, 44.

They married in 2011 at Thornton Manor in Wirral after three years together.

How many kids does Christine McGuinness have?

Christine and Paddy have three children — twins Leo and Penelope, four, and nine-month-old Felicity.

After giving birth to Felicity, Christine used social media to proudly show off her three-stone weight loss in three months.

She also tracked both pregnancies on Instagram, and her bid to keep healthy while they came to term.

Before hitting the gym, she wrote online: "I can't exercise for at least 6 weeks after my c-section but I'm not in any rush. Recovery is key."


How did she discover the twins had autism?

On Leo and Penelope's fourth birthday, Christine revealed that the twins were on the autistic spectrum – and struggled with social interaction and communication skills.

The devoted mum made the revelation through a poem – and reassured them that they were "totally unique and fantastically awesome" regardless.

She and Paddy later spoke more openly about the revelation, and Paddy explained:  “We’d been to see a paediatrician and at the end she said quite casually, ‘I’m absolutely certain both the children have autism’.”

Christine, who immediately started “grieving for [her] ‘normal’ children”, explained: “I was so angry with her.

“How dare she say that about my children, having only seen them for a few hours?

“It was the first I’d ever thought of them having autism – even if, looking back, it was obvious.”

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