Paddy and Christine McGuinness 'split up at beginning of June'

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Paddy and Christine McGuinness 'split up at beginning of June' credit:Bang Showbiz
Paddy and Christine McGuinness 'split up at beginning of June' credit:Bang Showbiz

Paddy and Christine McGuinness reportedly split up at the beginning of June.

On Friday (22.07.22), the couple announced the "difficult decision" to end their 11-year marriage and insiders have claimed that the couple have been separated since June.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Christine and Paddy spent weeks of hiding it – but she couldn’t keep it up. She was in the driving seat when it came to finally ending their marriage.”

"Christine and Paddy ended their marriage early in June. She made it very clear to those close to her that it was over. Paddy, however, wanted to put on a united front.

"He wanted to control the narrative and Christine felt like she had no option but to go along with it.

"But in the last week she said they couldn’t carry on and pushed for them to go public. She has had enough of putting on a brave face.”

Paddy, 48, and Christine, 34, have nine-year-old twins Penelope and Leo and six-year-old daughter Felicity together and plan to continue to live together for the sake of the kids.

They are currently on a delayed family holiday, which was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Paddy recently sharing a snap of him and Christine looking happy on their vacation.

In a joint statement shared on their respective Instagram accounts, the pair wrote: "We hadn't planned on sharing this publicly until we were ready.

"But after the lack of privacy surrounding our personal life, we feel left with no other option but to clarify.

"A while ago we took the difficult decision to separate but our main focus as always is to continue loving and supporting our children.

"This was not an easy decision to make but we are moving forward as the best parents we can be for our three beautiful children.

"We'll always be a loving family, we still have a great relationship and still live happily in our family home together.

"We hope this now draws a line under any more unwanted intrusion into our private life.

"Although we work in the public eye we ask kindly if you could respect our wishes for privacy on this matter.

"We'll be making no further comments."

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