Paddy McGuinness’ wife Christine set tongues wagging when she cryptically posted about ‘deserving more’ as pictures of her hubby enjoying a boozy night with All Saints singer Nicola Appleton emerged over the weekend.
After Paddy was spotted arm-in-arm with the girlband singer, 29-year-old Christine took to social media to tell fans: “When you realise you deserve so much more… that’s not a bad thing” – sparking concern her five year marriage was on the rocks.
While she is best known as being Mrs Paddy McGuinness and mother to their three children, before she met the Bolton comedian Christine was a star in her own right.
Born in Merseyside, Christine competed in and won several beauty pageants during her teenage years after being spotted for her model good looks.
She featured in the Chester Model Girl competition in 2005 and was then crowned Miss Commonwealth in 2007.
But it was after winning the Miss Liverpool title in 2007 aged 18, that Christine’s modelling career really rocketed.
The brunette babe from Halewood was asked to take part in show for fashion brand Cricket at the Liverpool Tennis Tournament alongside Abbey Clancy, where she was introduced to her future husband.
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. We had a mutual friend there who introduced us but I can’t say I was starstruck – I’d never seen him on anything.
“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.
“Neither of us was looking for anything serious at the time, so we just met up every now and again. 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.”
Romance soon blossomed for Paddy and Christine and in 2009 he popped the question on Christmas Day.
Speaking about the moment the Take Me Out Host got down on one knee, Christine said: “We always open our pressies at midnight because Patrick can’t wait. He says it’s because we’re so busy on Christmas morning, but it’s really because he’s just a big kid.
“So we were sitting in our pyjamas by the fire and I’d noticed during the day that he didn’t seem quite himself. I remember saying to him a couple of times ‘what’s wrong?’ but obviously I know now.”
The pair wed in a lavish ceremony at Thornton Manor in Wirral in June 2011 after more than three years together.
After two years of happy marriage the couple announced they were expecting twins and welcomed Leo and Penelope into the world in 2013.
When the twins were 18 months old Christine decided to undergo a boob job and increase her bust size from a 32D to a 32E.
As followers of Christine’s social media sites will know she regularly posted snaps of her incredible frame and has gained thousands of fans through her envy-inducing snaps and message of body confidence.
In May 2016 Christine announced that she again expecting the couple’s third baby Felicity Rose and through her Instagram account charted her changing frame.
In July 2017, Paddy and Christine revealed that their twins, now four, had both been diagnosed with autism.
Christine said they’d faced a ‘long, lonely struggle’ to understand their children’s difficulties.
“The only way I can explain how I felt was a sense of grieving; grieving for my ‘normal’ children,” says Christine, who threw herself into researching the condition and how she could help her children.
In February 2018 Paddy was pictured arm-in-arm with All Saints’ Nicole Appleton.
The TV host was in London filming while Christine remained in Cheshire with their three young children.
After the photographs of Paddy and Nicole hit the headlines, Christine took to social media to post cryptic messages.
“When you realise you deserve so much more… that’s not a bad thing.” she shared on Twitter.
Before that she logged onto her Instagram account to tell fans: “You believe lies so that you will eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”