To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Christine McGuinness Opens Up About Marriage Issues With Paddy

Christine McGuinness Opens Up About Marriage Issues With Paddy

Christine shared that she and Paddy are working on their marriage.

Christine McGuinness has spoken out about the 'ups and downs' she and her husband Paddy have been facing their marriage.

The TV personality shared that she and her husband of 11 years are hoping to deal with their issues "as privately as possible."

Watch here:

Christine, 34, set the record straight on ITV's Lorraine this week when stand-in host Carol Vorderman asked her about recent speculation that she and Paddy had been going through a rocky patch.

It was the former model's first television appearance since confirming that the couple were going through a "very, very difficult time".

Earlier this month, Christine addressed the speculation surrounding her relationship, telling Fabulous: "What I might have put up with in the past, I probably wouldn’t put up with now, and the same for him.

"I can’t deny we are having a very, very difficult time."

While she didn't want "to go into it too much," she added: "I will just say that I didn't cause this situation."

The mum-of-three appeared on Lorraine this week to discuss the updated edition of her memoir Beautiful Nightmare, but it wasn't long before the conversation switched to the headlines about her rough patch with Paddy.

Christine explained: "I think marriages go through ups and down anyway. All marriages, especially long ones like ours.

"It's not always plane sailing. We’re trying to deal with things as privately as possible. I want to give the kids an amazing summer. They'll always be our focus."

Christine McGuinness on Lorraine.

Paddy and Christine were married back in June 2011, and share three children together - twins Penelope and Leo, nine, and their little sister Felicity, six.

Recently, the actor and presenter was away in Thailand filming Top Gear alongside Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff, but touched down in the UK this week to be reunited with his family.

Posting to Instagram on Monday (11 July) after arriving back home, Paddy shared that he was already taking advantage of his time with the kids, sharing a snap of his three little ones on a walk and joking: "I remember when I used to take the kids for a walk, now they're taking me! Love it."

Paddy and Christine's three children have been diagnosed with autism - something that is heavily featured in Christine's new memoir, alongside her own diagnosis.

Since the diagnoses, Christine and Paddy have been very open with fans about being parents to three autistic children.

Both Christine and her husband have previously advocated for parenting help, in order for parents of autistic children to cope. The couple starred in their own documentary on the subject, Autism and Our Family, which highlighted the highs and lows of their parenting journey.

Since Paddy's return to the UK, it looks like both he and Christine have been completely family-focused, sharing some precious memories with their kids on social media.

We're wishing this family all the best.

Featured Image Credit: Lorraine/ Instagram/ @mrscmcguinness

Topics: Celebrity, Sex and Relationships