Christine McGuinness is a well-known reality TV star. In fact, the former beauty queen has appeared in some television series like The Real Full Monty and The Games. However, her real fame came from the ITVBe reality series The Real Housewives of Cheshire. However, in recent times, she has made headlines for her troubled relationship with Patrick Joseph McGuinness, or, Paddy. In fact, their relationship has been the centre of varied speculations and rumours for quite some time. However, at present, all such speculations should stop as the couple has publicly announced their separation, recently.
Christine McGuinness married Paddy in 2011. Since then, they have been together for around 11 years. In fact, they have had three children. However, their seemingly perfect relationship has been stressed for quite a long time. Finally, last week the couple published a joint statement that they have decided to put an end to their 11-year-old relationship. This announcement was expected, given the varied speculations that started around them. However, this separation is really saddening for their fans, who loved to see the couple together. Recently, Christine McGuinness was spotted in the public for the first time, since the announcement of the separation. She was spotted at Cheshire, wearing a pair of denim shorts and a grey silk blouse. However, she did not put on a smile and looked sombre. In fact, she was seen running errands. Read the article to know more about the Christine-Paddy relationship.
The Split Between Christine McGuinness and Paddy
The Mail On Sunday stated that the final blow to the Paddy-Christine relationship was struck when she came across the Instagram messages from Paddy to a BBC presenter. It has been reported that Christine was very upset after finding those messages on Paddy’s phone. A friend, close to Paddy stated that the woman and Paddy had been exchanging “quite friendly” messages “for some time”. However, it is unclear how the two met, yet it can be said that the two followed each other for quite some time. There had been various causes for the split. However, according to many, this single incident has been the deciding factor.
In fact, Christine McGuinness had given serious hints about the split in their relationship, while talking to The Sun On Sunday this month. Though she did not want to talk about their relationship, she claimed that she had never been the problem in her relationship with Paddy. However, she also claimed that their family bond has always been strong and that would even remain after the split. A confidential source informed MailOnline that though the pair have decided to part ways, they will still continue to be co-parents to their children.
The announcement finally came Friday. The couple published a joint statement on Instagram stating that they have finally decided to part ways. The statement further clarified that the decision was taken earlier. But due to privacy concerns the couple had to withhold the announcement. The couple further stated that for the sake of their children, they would continue to live in their £2.1million home in Cheshire even after the separation. They also urged the fans to respect their privacy, as they would not be making further comments about their relationship in the future.
However, even after the announcement, discussions have not seized. A source revealed to The Sun that Christine had been forced to keep their separation a secret. However, as she grew miserable, she finally pushed Paddy to make the news public. The source also stated that the couple ended their relationship in early June and had hidden the news for weeks, before finally coming out to the public. However, at present, the couple has made it clear with their joint statement.
What Might Have Led to The Separation with Christine McGuinness?
Various sources claim that the recent discovery of Paddy’s Instagram messages with a BBC presenter has been the main driving force behind the separation. However, a deeper look brings out some other relevant reasons as well:
The Large Age Gap
When Christine McGuinness first met Paddy, she was only 19 and Paddy was 33. Therefore, there has been an age gap of around 15 years between the couple. Christine has always stated that the age difference had never been a problem for them. However, in her recent interview with The Sun, she stated that when she was in her younger days, the relationship worked better. She also stated that she has been “quite old” for her age and further claimed that Paddy has been “immature”.
The Nicole Appleton Issue
Back in 2018, Paddy was pictured along with Nicole Appleton on a boozy night out. These pictures, in turn, brought another news to the fore. It was discovered that Paddy and Nicole had been exchanging tweets for a long time. In fact, the two exchanged some cheeky tweets for quite a long time. Moreover, Paddy posted a montage of saints, featuring Nicole’s band All Saints, in order to celebrate the All Saint Days. In fact, immediately following the publication of the photographs of Paddy and Nicole, Christine McGuinness posted some strange posts about ‘deserving more’, things falling apart, and ‘lies’. She was also pictured as crying.
Another possible cause that strained the Paddy-Christine relationship is Paddy’s busy work schedule. In fact, back in 2019, Christine shared a post stating that she felt like a single parent. Even in an interview with The Mirror, she stated that she was left alone to manage things at home as Paddy remained busy with his work. In fact, they hardly got time to see each other.
Paddy and The Cheating Scandal
In 2021, as the speculations about the troubled relationship began to surface, Paddy was accused of cheating on Christine with a fellow TV star. In fact, The Sun reported that Paddy kissed another woman without her knowledge of Christine.
These are some of the prominent reasons that strained the Paddy-Christine relationship.
The relationship between Paddy and Christine McGuinness has finally come to an end as the couple informed through the joint statement. However, it remains to be seen if the two can solve their issues as they continue to live in the same house.
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