Christine McGuinness, who is teetotal, has admitted her mind has wandered to alcohol amid the pressures of the coronavirus lockdown.
Following a “long” and “stressful” day, the mum-of-three shared a snap of herself with fans that was taken when she was 18.
On a night out and with a pink wig on her head, Christine, now 32, is clutching two double vodkas and cranberry juices in the photo.
Commenting on Instagram, the Real Housewives Of Cheshire star said: “It’s been over 12 years since I last had a taste.
“I was 18 in Blackpool here, not sure where I found the pink wig but I think it was a great night! 🤷♀️😂
“I’ve thought about this a lot today 💭 double vodka cranberry, one in each hand please🤪😂.”
Christine finished her post:“#itsbeenalongday #stressfulday #SoberLife #teetotaler ☕️
“New day tomorrow, we are the lucky ones, home, safe and well 🙏❤️.”
Christine and Paddy have three children together and have spoken openly about how all their little ones are autistic.
Commenting on her post, one fan said: “You are amazing.
“I don’t drink really as my little boy has a disability & I like to know I’m able to get up and go if I need to with him.
I love knowing I’m always ready if they need me.
“Also hangovers and kids awake doesn’t go well 🤣xx.”
Christine replied: ” 👏 same, I love knowing I’m always ready if they need me ❤️❤️❤️.”
Another told her: “I’ve not had a drink for about 8-9 years.
“Since lockdown I’ve thought ‘hmm maybe a drink would help me chill and wind down after today’ then remember the likelihood is that it would cause a horrific anxiety attack which I really don’t need when I’ve nowhere to go away from the kids.”
Agreeing, Christine wrote back: “👏 exactly, not worth it! And absolutely no time to nurse a hangover 😂 #StaySober 💖.”
Just the norm
Christine met Paddy in 2008 and the couple tied the knot three years later. They are parents to twins Leo and Penelope, six, and four-year-old Penelope.
In 2018, Christine said in an Instagram story how she had not touched a drop of booze for years.
She later wrote: “I mentioned on my story earlier that I haven’t drunk alcohol for 11 years and I’m really surprised at how many of you are shocked by this because to me it’s just so normal.
“I don’t see it as a big deal! ‘Exercise is my natural high!’ Also… I don’t question people that like drinking alcohol so why do people question me that I don’t? Each to their own.”
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