Christine McGuinness has admitted she "would have probably run a million miles" if she met her husband Paddy McGuinness now.
The 34-year-old TV personality and model opens up about the beginning of her relationship with the Top Gear host in her autobiography, A Beautiful Nightmare, which was released in November last year.
Paddy, 48, and Christine first met back in 2007 after being introduced by mutual friends.
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They tied the knot four years later in 2011 and the pair are parents to three children, twins Leo and Penelope, nine, and six-year-old Felicity.
However, the couple have been faced with "split" rumours in recent weeks.
Christine has since taken to social media to hit out at the speculation, saying that she didn't "cause this situation".
In her book, the Real Housewives of Cheshire star says she was at a "different stage of my life" when she met Paddy 15 years ago.
Christine penned: "Patrick lived in a normal three-bed house in Bolton, so it wasn’t too overwhelming.
"I wasn’t like, oh God, he’s a millionaire! It wasn’t too over the top, which I’m glad of, because I would have struggled with that.
"If I’d met him and he lived where we live now, I’d have probably run a million miles. What also helped me was that our relationship wasn’t full-on from the start. It was a bit of fun that turned into a marriage."
The blonde bombshell went on to reveal that "she didn't love anyone properly" until she met Paddy but their romance was a "slow-burner".
She said: "I never expected to stay with him. I guess I had my reservations about love and men from my past.
"I do believe it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, if you’re a good person then that’s the thing that matters most."
Christine hit back at claims surrounding her marriage on ITV's Lorraine earlier this week.
She sat down with stand-in host Carol Vorderman to set the record straight.
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The TV star reassured fans about her and Paddy's relationship, confirming the couple would be jetting off on a family holiday next week.
"We're going away on a family holiday next week," she revealed, "and we're really excited about it."
You can order Christine McGuinness: A Beautiful Nightmare online at Mirrorbooks.co.uk
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