Paddy McGuinness says he and Christine could 'work through it' two years after split

Christine McGuinness and Paddy when they were together
Christine McGuinness and Paddy when they were together -Credit:Christine McGuinness Instagram

Paddy McGuinness has hinted that his relationship with Christine might not be fully over despite her hiring a divorce lawyer. The couple announced they had split in 2022 after more than a decade of marriage.

But the pair still live together at their Cheshire mansion and their three children - Penelope, nine, and seven-year-old twins Felicity and Leo - still do not know they are separated. Speaking about where their relationship currently stands last month, former Top Gear host Paddy, 50, admitted struggling with the break-up from Christine, 36, at first.

He added that they were still a strong family 'whether we work it through or we don't'.

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He told The Sun: "The fact that we can still live together, we never argue and there’s no toxicity in the house, says it all, really. We have separate bedrooms because we respect that we aren’t together anymore but, whether we work it through or we don’t, what we do have is a really, really lovely family unit at home.’

Paddy also confessed to ‘forgetting’ the pair are separated sometimes. Speaking about their unusual living situation, he said he understood it ‘must be strange for people looking at it from the outside in.’

He shared that the pair are still close, adding: "We still hug, and we’re still messaging and phoning each other every day, we’re just not jumping into bed together anymore." But he admitted that they did row when 'lawyers are involved'.

He added that there was 'more laughter and love in our house than arguments' and said he didn't think 'either of us are in a rush to get a divorce'.

Confirming that they had decided to go their separate ways in July 2022, the former couple said their focus would be on keeping things as 'normal' as possible for their children. All three children have been diagnosed with autism, with mum Christine also diagnosed in 2021.

At the time, a joint statement on their Instagram pages said: "We hadn't planned on sharing this publicly until we were ready but 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're 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."

Christine previously explained the reason had chosen to keep the separation from the children, saying: "They're so young. I'm trying to just stick to their normal routine."