Christine McGuinness crawled over dads heroin needles as a baby

Christine McGuinness crawled over dads heroin needles as a baby


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Christine McGuinness has bravely opened up about her dad's heroin addiction in a brand new book.

Describing the appalling effect his issues had on the family home, the model revealed that she had crawled over his used needles when she was just a baby.

The harrowing memory one of several shocking and surprising stories to emerge from her new tell-all new autobiography 'Christine McGuinness: A Beautiful Nightmare', in which she writes about the ups and downs of her childhood, and her career in the public eye as an adult.

According to reports from The Sun, she writes in one passage: “I saw my dad inject heroin. As a teenager, I struggled with his addiction. I blamed myself. When I became a mum. I kept thinking about how he chose drugs over his own kids.

She adds that she has changed her view of her engineer father' choosing the substance over his family as has progressed through adulthood herself, because she "realised it wasn’t as simple a choice for him", describing it instead as an "illness.”

Christine now says that she enjoys a healthy relationship with him, although he has never met her famous husband Paddy McGuinness, who she married ten years ago.

Her dad has also never met her children, as she finds it difficult emotionally to arrange a meeting considering the depth of his problem.

She also revealed last week that she has been diagnosed with autism, after Paddy had suspected the condition when noticing certain quirks in her behaviour.

All three of Paddy and Christine’s children, Felicity and twins Leo and Penelope, were diagnosed with autism early in their lives.

She adds that looking back on her own childhood that "there are little hints throughout my life that I’m autistic and more like my children than I ever could have imagined".

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