After almost 11 years of marriage, Paddy McGuinness and Christine are reportedly calling it quits. Their breakup was disclosed in a joint statement shared on each of their individual Instagram stories:
The couple acknowledged their “long-ago” separation in the statement, but insisted that their three children remain their top focus.
The now-divorced pair urged followers to respect their privacy and stated that they will remain a family:
When asked about the divorce rumors in an interview with OK Magazine earlier this month, Christine McGuinness categorically rejected them. At the time, she stated:
Felicity, 6, and twins Leo and Penelope McGuinness were born to Christine and Paddy McGuinness, who wed in June 2011. (9).
Looking back at Christine and Paddy McGuinness’ relationship
According to reports, a mutual friend introduced Christine and Paddy McGuinness. At the 2007 Liverpool Tennis Tournament, where Christine was a model, they first ran into each other. Soon after, they began dating, and in 2010, they became engaged.
The following year, they got married, and to commemorate the event, they planned a spectacular wedding at Thornton Manor in Cheshire. Paddy’s best man was comedian and actor Peter Kay, and the 200 guests in attendance enjoyed a performance by Rick Astley.
Leo and Penelope, the couple’s twins, were born in 2013, and Felicity, their third child, was born in 2016.
The relationship between Christine and Paddy McGuinness experienced its first rocky patch almost two years later after the former was seen out on the town with Nicole Appleton from All Saints.
Christine published a string of mysterious posts on social media shortly after the sighting. The first note said:
The Real Housewives of Cheshire star, however, ultimately made the decision to pardon her husband, particularly for the benefit of their children:
Following the difficulties in their marriage, Christine stated on ITV’s Loose Women that she was “happier than ever” with Paddy.
Paddy McGuinness, however, took a quite different position when he discussed his marriage in his autobiography, My Lifey, which was published in 2021. He admitted that he and his wife had no mutual interests:
Prior to Christine McGuinness’s own diagnosis, all three of her children had been determined to have autism. The two then discussed their lives after receiving the diagnosis in the BBC documentary Our Family And Autism.
Paddy admitted that despite his intense affection for his children, the prognosis was “impossible to come to grips with.” He stated:
Split rumors resurface
Fans observed that Christine and Paddy McGuinness had ceased sharing images on social media after February, which led to speculation that the couple was having new problems.
When they got back from their separate vacations last month, there were suspicions that Paddy had supposedly removed a tattoo he had previously dedicated to his wife.
Christine spoke on the highs and lows of her marriage to Paddy McGuinness last week when she appeared on the ITV program Lorraine:
She also said in the interview that despite their personal difficulties, the couple had chosen to put their children’s needs first:
Christine and Paddy McGuinness have formally announced their separation on social media after months of rumors. They continue to reside in the same home, nevertheless, and are devoted to raising their kids.