Paddy McGuinness is reportedly giving wife Christine some 'space' amid rumours that their marriage is on the rocks.
The move comes after the Take Me Out host was spotted walking arm-in-arm with Nicole Appleton after a night out in Soho last Friday.
Christine, who wed the star in 2011, then shared a series of cryptic posts on social media prompting speculation about the couple’s future.
Now, sources claim that the model is spending some time alone to 'ponder' the future of their relationship.
The insider told The Sun Online: “She has told him she needs some space and time to think about what to do next for the best.
“She wants to keep talking but needs a breather. She’s been totally devastated by the pictures.”
They added: “Christine feels distraught after giving up her life for him, even falling out with family members over him in the past. For him to publicly betray her is a step too far.”
Standard Online has contacted representatives for both Paddy and Christine McGuinness for comment.
Earlier this week, McGuinness was spotted hugging his wife as they chatted near their Cheshire home.
A source reportedly told of how the pair “talked things through” for an hour in their car prior to Christine leaving in tears, just a day after she was spotted breaking down at the wheel.
They told The Sun that it was “an emotional time for both of them”.