Christine McGuinness breaks her silence amid rumours of marriage trouble

Christine McGuinness has broken her silence on gossip about her marriage. (David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Christine McGuinness has broken her silence on gossip about her marriage. (David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Christine McGuinness has shut down gossip about her and her husband Paddy’s marriage, saying things are 'really good'.

There has been speculation about the couple’s relationship after it was reported that Top Gear star Paddy had a tattoo that was a tribute to his wife removed. The heart-shaped marking was on his ring finger but seemed to have disappeared in a recent video that he shared on social media.

However, Christine has now told OK! that the pair are going strong after 11 years of marriage.

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"We’re really good, honestly," said the model, who shares three children with the TV presenter.

"We have had difficult times but when I look back at our marriage and see where we are now, I think, ‘Wow, you know, we’ve done alright!’" she added.

Paddy McGuinness drives in the Top Gear trailer. (BBC)
Paddy McGuinness has a heart tattoo on his ring finger. (BBC)

Christine said that life is very busy for the couple, whose three children are all on the autistic spectrum.

But she added: “I couldn’t ask for anything more from him. I’m so grateful. I’m happy, I’ve got no complaints.”

The 34-year-old also talked about what a great bond her husband has with their children – nine-year-old twins Penelope and Leo and six-year-old daughter Felicity.

Leo and Penelope were diagnosed with autism in 2017, and in 2020 the family were told that their youngest daughter also had the disorder.

Last year, Christine was diagnosed with autism at the age of 33 and has said it helped her to understand herself better.

Christine has been married to husband Paddy McGuinness since 2011 and they have three children. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Christine and Paddy McGuinness have been married for 11 years. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

“It’s been a huge positive for me,” she said in an interview on Channel 5.

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“Right through school I really struggled, I never really had many friends and I still don’t have many friends now.

"I struggle with change, I struggle with food, sensory issues, clothes, labels, being in busy places, it’s everything - I ticked a lot of boxes, I am surprised it wasn’t picked up a lot earlier.”

Watch: Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism trailer