Christine McGuinness says autistic kids have left Paddy marriage ‘struggling’

Christine McGuinness has admitted she and husband Paddy McGuinness are "full-time carers" to their three autistic children, leading the couple to struggle with fitting in date nights and time for themselves.

Her comments come after the pair revealed their three-year-old daughter Felicity has the developmental disorder earlier this month, after twins Leo and Penelope, six, were previously diagnosed.

Speaking about her children's condition, the 31-year-old revealed the duo has become a "strong unit" for the kids, but confessed they have no time to spend with each other.

"There's no time for us as a couple. No quality time, no date nights," she told OK! magazine.

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"Not even time to have a laugh together. We're full-time carers and the kids come before everything.

"But we have to stay strong as a unit for our kids."

And Christine explained the situation has made her feel incredibly isolated as she revealed she finds it hard to speak to people about her situation.

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She added: "I'm the worst when it comes to telling people I'm struggling. I will never say if I've had a bad day and, to be honest, there's no one I feel I can speak to.

"I just don't feel there's anyone in my life that I would fully trust with anything.

"And then it's also that fear that if I get upset and let my emotions out, I won't be able to get myself back together."

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Taking to Instagram earlier this month, the mum-of-three revealed her youngest has autism spectrum disorder and wrote the family is "in a much stronger place.

"We are able to use our experience and knowledge as power helping us to feel well prepared".

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