Christine McGuinness says lockdown has saved her marriage to Paddy McGuinness

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Christine and Paddy McGuinness are loving spending time together in lockdown. (Getty Images)

Christine McGuinness has revealed being in lockdown with husband Paddy McGuinness has saved their marriage.

The couple - who have been spending their time during the coronavirus quarantine making hilarious videos to post on social media - are enjoying being together as a couple and the situation has actually topped therm arguing.

Christine, 32, told Woman's Own magazine: “I thought we'd be killing each other - that we'd be arguing and bickering - but we're not. We're both putting in 50/50, so there's absolutely nothing for us to argue about. We're just trying to have a good time and we're laughing a lot!

“What we've realised is the stuff that we used to bicker about before was always work and who was having the kids, whereas now that's not happening, we're absolutely fine.

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“We're both in the same boat for the first time in our lives, we're both completely equal, we're both stay-at-home parents right now. And that's it. No one's going anywhere.”

Top Gear presenter Paddy agrees, telling Chris Moyles' Radio X breakfast show: “Do you know what? I feel like arguments are less.

“All that stuff you normally argue about is outside your house, all that stuff is gone. ‘What sort of time do you call this?’ That sort of thing.”

The couple - who married in 2011 - are parents to six-year-old twins Leo and Penelope and three-year-old Felicity, all of whom are on the autistic spectrum.

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In 2017 Paddy, 46, said he never felt happy in himself, since his children had been diagnosed.

Christine told OK! Magazine earlier this year: “It was heartbreaking. I know he didn’t mean he wasn’t happy with me or the children, just that it’s difficult to switch off when we’re at home. There’s no time for us as a couple. No quality time, no date nights.

“Not even time to have a laugh together. We’re full-time carers and the kids come before everything. But we have to stay strong as a unit for our kids.”