Paddy McGuinness wife Christine was once a successful lingerie model

Paddy McGuinness wife Christine was once a successful lingerie model


Christine McGuinness is known as a successful former model and wife of comedian Paddy McGuinness.

The model has recently revealed her autism diagnosis in a new programme called 'Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism'.

She told the Manchester Evening News : “I wasn’t sure what it was, but I knew I was different.

"I had a lot of struggles which I realised more and more when I was writing my book and revisiting my childhood."

Paddy and Christine have opened up about dealing with autism in the upcoming documentary on BBC One.

The show will be broadcast on Wednesday, December 1 at 9pm.

More recently, Christine has been seen speaking about her autism diagnosis and how her children have also been affected, but who is Christine McGuinness?

Who is Paddy McGuinness' wife Christine?

Christine McGuinness was born Christine Martin in Liverpool on March 20, 1988.

She met her husband Paddy when she was modelling at a fashion event at the Liverpool Tennis Tournament in 2009.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo about their meeting, Christine said: "He was supposed to be watching the tennis, but I think he was really more interested in the fashion show."

"I knew who Peter Kay was, obviously, and I’d heard of Max & Paddy, but I didn’t realise it was him. He made me laugh, though, he is quite a charmer and we just clicked.

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"It all started off quite casually but then he asked me to stay over at his house one night, and it went from one night to a weekend, then to a week and I just ended up not moving out.”

The couple have now been married for over 10 years. They tied the knot in June 2011 in a ceremony at Thornton Manor in the Wirral.

Christine has also featured on Real Housewives of Cheshire in 2018 and has written a memoir, where she talks about her life and marriage to Paddy.

Her memoir includes a sticky incident in 2018 when her husband was pictured arm-in-arm in London with All Saints singer Nicole Appleton.

Parts of the memoir have been serialised in the Mirror.

How old is Christine McGuinness and what is her job?

Christine, 33, is a model. Growing up, she won a number of beauty pageants and was crowned Miss Commonwealth and Miss Liverpool in 2007 at the age of just 18.

She competed on the same circuits as Abbey Clancey.

Now, Christine has launched her own fitness and nutrition programme called 'My Vibe'.

Christine has also used her platform to speak out about important issues.

Christine has autism and all three of her and Paddy's children have the disorder.

She was diagnosed as an adult.

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Christine also spoke about an eating disorder she had as a child. She said: "From 13-18 I suffered from an eating disorder that was close to anorexia and I know how awful it is.

"I worried my mum sick, I was exhausted, my periods stopped and doctors said there might be future problems with my fertility and I had to take iron tablets."

Signs of autism in women

Autism can be difficult to detect in adults and particularly hard to detect in women.

This is because the disorder can appear in different way in men and women. On the whole, women are often better at hiding their condition or the traits that go with them and the signs can go undiagnosed.

Autism also appears to be more common in men, with a ratio of around three to one. This means it can be harder to tell you're autistic if you're a woman.

If you think you might have the condition or know someone who might, you should speak to your GP.

The NHS lists the following as common signs of autism in adults:

  • finding it hard to understand what others are thinking or feeling
  • getting very anxious about social situations
  • finding it hard to make friends or preferring to be on your own
  • seeming blunt, rude or not interested in others without meaning to
  • finding it hard to say how you feel
  • taking things very literally – for example, you may not understand sarcasm or phrases like "break a leg"
  • having the same routine every day and getting very anxious if it changes

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