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Christine McGuinness focusing on career and children

Christine McGuinness focusing on career and children credit:Bang Showbiz
Christine McGuinness focusing on career and children credit:Bang Showbiz

Christine McGuinness is "trying to carve out" her own career, following her split from TV presenter husband Paddy McGuinness.

The 35-year-old model - who split from Paddy in 2022 after 11 years of marriage - explained her main focus is on supporting their three children, seven-year-old Felicity and twins Leo and Penelope, 10, who have all been diagnosed with autism.

She told The Mirror: "My main focus for 2024 is going to be on my children, they are always my main focus. Then work, work for myself and trying to carve out a career so that I can always look after my children and give them a future what they want and support them and their needs for as long as possible. That's really where I'm at right now.

"I want to try and be more present, which I'm very good at with my children. When I'm with the children, that's where I'm my most authentic self, and I'm just me. It's just me at home with the children. I'll put my phone away and I'm not on social media. I'm not even speaking to friends. I literally I will spend that time with my children as I'm really seeing now that they're only little for a short time.

"They're growing up so fast. Anything outside of family life, I get distracted so easily and my focus isn't great. I'll start a task, and I won't finish it. That's something that I really need to work on. Just be more present in the moment and get things done."

Christine revealed she looks after her children's wellbeing by doing yoga and mindfulness.

She said: "I do want my children to be in touch with themselves, to understand the feelings, to talk to me if they're feeling sad to tell me when they're really, really happy. So I think wellness for me as a mum, instilling that into my children quite young is very important. I do feel like I've got it, I feel like they're really good, they're really open. We're really, really close and any mum, my children are my absolute world. I want them to be themselves and to be authentic and to understand how they feel."