Christine McGuinness candidly touched on her family dynamic this week as she described embracing their differences to others.
The former model, 35, shares twins Penelope, and Leo, nine, and Felicity, six, who all have autism, with her ex-husband Paddy McGuinness.
Continuing to live together for the sake of their children, the former couple has been open about their co-parenting dynamic in the house.
And talking on Heart FM’s No Filter this week, Christine explained: ‘We’re not actually like any other family I know’.
Continuing that she doesn’t compare herself to others and their family life, the TV personality also touched on her own autism diagnosis and how that ties in with motherhood.
Owning it: Christine McGuinness, 35, has shared how she ’embraces’ her unique family and described them as ‘unlike any other’
Civil: She and ex Paddy McGuinness continue to live together for the sake of their children, with the former couple also being open about their co-parenting dynamic in the house
‘I love the way we are, I try not to compare myself to any other family because we’re actually not like any other family that I know,’ explained Christine to Heart.
She continued: ‘So, I’m comfortable and I embrace our family the way we are, and I love our differences.
‘Each and every family is unique anyway but ours is just one that I’ve never seen on any social media platform before and I’m quite proud of that.
‘I love us, I love the way we are,’ finished the mother-of-three.
Christine split from husband of 11 years Paddy in 2022, with the pair still living in their home to keep things as ‘normal as possible’ for their three children, who are unaware of the break-up.
Her new show, Unmasking My Autism, shares insight and detail into her life since being diagnosed with the developmental disability in 2021.
And sharing details during the interview with Heart, she explained: ‘It’s a positive thing that I’m autistic and my three children are because we understand each other so much more.
‘It’s a blessing and I love it. I know when to give them a time out and I know they’re not being difficult.’
Interview: Christine was chatting with Heart FM for their No Filter segment
Mum life: She shares twins Penelope, and Leo, nine, and Felicity, six, who all have autism, with her ex-husband Paddy
Perfect: ‘I love the way we are, I try not to compare myself to any other family because we’re actually not like any other family that I know,’ explained Christine to Heart
She continued: ‘So, I’m comfortable and I embrace our family the way we are, and I love our differences
The interview comes after the star admitted she stayed in her marriage with Paddy because it felt ‘safe’ at the time and she ‘doesn’t like change’.
Paddy and Christine took to Instagram to confirm their separation last year, revealing they would continue living together for the sake of their three autistic children.
In a joint statement, they 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’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 and still live happily in our family home together.
‘We hope this now draws a line under anymore unwanted and unnecessary 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 comment.’
Beaming beauty: She was all smiles while heading out on Friday following the chat
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