Christine McGuinness' heartache as her autistic children become 'more physical' amid lockdown

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 January 2021
Christine McGuinness

Christine McGuinness

Christine McGuinness says her autistic children have become "more physical" with her and each other amid the coronavirus lockdown

Christine McGuinness' three autistic children have become "more physical" with her and each other amid the latest lockdown.

The 32-year-old star – who has Felicity, five, and seven-year-old twins Leo and Penelope with husband Paddy McGuinness – revealed via a WhatsApp message shared to her Instagram account that she has to "paint a smile on like everything is fine" at times. 

The message reads: "I totally understand, all three of mine have got more physical with me and each other recently, it's awful. [broken heart emoji]

"I barely recognise them sometimes and I just paint a smile on like everything is fine.

"Thinking of you lots, stay strong. This time will pass. [praying and heart emojis] (sic)"

In the caption, Christine said she hoped the post would help other families that have children with special education needs (SEN).

She added: "For me personally I feel good, I am very head strong and I love to stay positive but I can’t deny what these lockdowns are doing to my children [crying emoji] my children are not the same little people they were this time last year [broken heart emoji]

"The pandemic is affecting everyone differently, wether it’s your business, your mental health, a loss of life.. Covid is hitting everyone hard in different ways it’s heartbreaking. I pray every day [praying emoji] I hope it passes soon.

"Thinking of you all, sending love and light to each and every one of you [heart emoji] (sic)"

Christine also provided some context for the WhatsApp message, revealing it was from a conversation with one of her close friends.

The star – who has been married to Paddy since 2011 – wrote on Instagram: "(This image is a message I sent to one of my SEN mummy friends this morning)

"In it together (sic)"

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