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Christine and Paddy McGuinness announce they’ve split after marriage woes

The couple issued a joint statement today

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Paddy McGuinness and wife Christine have announced they’ve split following their marriage woes.

The couple, who had married in 2011, confirmed their separation in a statement on Instagram today.

In the statement, Paddy and Christine said they have been left with “no option” but to announce their split due to “lack of privacy surrounding our personal life”.

Christine McGuinness looking upset in her documentary
Christine has spoken of the couple’s ‘difficult’ times recently (Credit: YouTube)

Paddy McGuinness and wife Christine split

The statement read: “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.

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“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.”

Paddy McGuinness and wife Christine announce split in statement on Instagram
Paddy and Christine shared a joint statement on their Instagram accounts (Credit: Instagram Stories)

Christine and Paddy marriage

It continued: “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.”

The statement concluded by saying: “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.

“Loads of love, Paddy and Christine.”

Paddy McGuinness on the red carpet
Paddy and Christine issued a joint statement (Credit: Cover Images)

It comes after Christine opened up about her marriage to Paddy and admitted they were going through a “difficult” time.

She also said on Lorraine last week: “Marriages just go up and down anyway, all marriages – especially long ones like ours, 15 years together.

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“It’s not always going to be plain-sailing.

“We’re trying to deal with things as privately as possible and we both just want to be there to support the children and give them an amazing summer.”

Reports then alleged that Paddy had ‘kissed’ a TV star.

ED! has contacted reps for Paddy and Christine for comment.

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