Christine McGuinness makes heartbreaking admission about being alone after Paddy split

Christine McGuinness has opened up about being alone since splitting up with ex-husband Paddy McGuinness. The former model recently took part in the brand new series of the hit BBC show Pilgrimage.

The mum-of-three shared her reasons for signing up to the show, as well as mentioning her recent autism diagnosis. She also spoke about battling being alone since her split with Paddy.

The reality TV star separated from her ex-husband in 2022 after spending 14-years together. They share three children, who are all also diagnosed with autism.

Christine said: “Growing up I always felt different. I didn’t understand people, conversations. I didn’t get jokes. I felt like an outsider, but since my diagnosis I understand the world a lot more.”

Speaking about her split, she said: “I don’t know life any different than to be with Patrick. I’m not really sure who I am, and what my path is in life. I’m on my own, and I need to figure it out.”

Also on the Pilgrimage journey was former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, actor Tom Rosenthal, reality TV star Amanda Lovett, comedian Eshaan Akbar and presenter Michaela Strachan.

Christine had been with Paddy McGuinnes since she was 19-years-old and when he was 33. They married in 2011, but admitted in her autobiography that she didn’t have a hen party because she “didn’t have any friends.”

She recently told The Times in a new interview that she’s more open to making new friends and new experiences. Christine also opened up about her traumatic childhood and dealing with her father who battled a heroin addiction.

Christine admitted taking part in the modern-day trek is a new beginning for her. She said: “I don’t want to just exist anymore. I don’t want to just stay safe. I want to live … it is almost like a rebirth.”

Christine also admitted that she’s not interested in a romantic relationship right now. She said: “But for me, right now I’m focusing on the children. I’m focusing on work and I’m quite happy to put my love life on hold to be a mum.”

Pilgrimage: The Road Through North Wales can be streamed on BBC iPlayer.


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