Christine McGuinness reveals one-stone weight gain after hitting “rock bottom” last year

She is feeling like herself again

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Christine McGuinness has revealed she finally feels “happy, healthy and strong” after putting on over a stone in weight, following a stressful time with husband Paddy McGuinness last year.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire star has shared before and after video clips of her weight over the last 12 months on Instagram, confessing she feels much better after gaining a few extra pounds.

Christine, 30, captioned her social media post: “This is February (left) vs December (right)

“I’ve gained over 1 stone and feel much better for it! I started 2018 feeling very weak, broken and worthless.. I’m leaving 2018 feeling happy, healthy and strong.”

She also opened up about hitting “rock bottom”, adding; “Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to get back up and realise how strong you are.

“Everyone has good and bad times in life, focus on the good. Remember things do change so never make a permanent decision on temporary feelings. Create your own happiness. Build yourself and your future.

“Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared and humble when you are victorious

“Believe in yourself always. (sic)”

The first video is thought to have been filmed around the time Christine – who has five-year-old twins Leo and Penelope and two-year-old daughter Felicity – admitted her marriage was under strain.

After Paddy, 45, was seen looking cosy with former All Saints star Nicole Appleton in London in February, she confessed things had been “difficult”.

Paddy McGuinness and his wife Christine have spoken about celebrating Christmas with autistic children (Steve Parsons/PA)
Christine and Paddy went through a rough patch last year (Credit: Steve Parsons/PA)

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She spoke out about their testing time on Loose Women in March and explained that they now try to spend more time together.

She admitted: “I’ve got no regrets. It’s been really difficult recently but in a positive way, it has made me realise I want to spend more time with him, to try and do more things together.”

The former model opened up on her woes (Credit: ITV)

Christine, who has been married to Paddy for seven years, also revealed she is feeling relieved to have gotten through the Christmas period with Penelope and Leo.

The twins were diagnosed with autism in 2017 and Paddy and Christine have now set up the annual Twinkle Ball to raise funds for autistic children and their families.

Christine with their three children (Credit: Christine McGuinness Instagram)

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On Christmas Day, she posted to Instagram: “Today has been mostly magical (with the odd meltdown thrown in) we’re all exhausted and actually glad it’s over!”

We’re glad to see you smiling again, Christine.

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