Paddy McGuinness had a vasectomy as he and Christine knew it wasn’t right to have any more kids

Paddy and Christine McGuinness are proud parents to three children; twins Penelope and Leo, eight, and five year old Felicity.

And in the campaigner's new autobiography, A Beautiful Nightmare, she opened up on the reason they ruled out having any more children after their youngest was diagnosed with autism, just like her older siblings.

Speaking about Paddy's vasectomy in 2019, 33 year old Christine told her readers they made the decision for her husband to have the procedure because their three autistic children need "so much" of the couple's "time and care."

"Life is already so full-on and we're pushed to the limit," she penned.

"We love them and I wouldn't change them, but to have another one and take time away from our three babies that really need all the support and attention we can give them, it would have been for us, not them."

Although Christine revealed it "was a hard decision" for both she and her TV presenter husband.

"It still bothers me," the 33 year old said. "Deep down I always wanted one more, so emotionally it's been difficult, but mentally we knew it was the correct choice.

"We're so lucky with our three gorgeous children. Three is the magic number after all."

Christine's first autobiography is full of revelations and heartbreaking stories and one of the topics Christine delved into in the book is that she too has been diagnosed with autism and revealed how it affects her life.

Ahead of the release she told OK! that while writing the book she could see "so many similarities" between herself and her children and "it was pretty evident" she is also autistic.

“We always thought it was genetic and it didn’t come as a shock to me that I got diagnosed,” she said.

Drawing on the positives from finding out she has the condition, Christine added: "The best part of getting a diagnosis for me is that when I talk to the children about their autism, because we haven’t spoke to them about it yet, I’ll be able to tell them that Mummy’s doing OK and Mummy’s autistic too, and they’re just a bit like me."


Preorder Christine McGuinness: A Beautiful Nightmare (RRP £20, out 25 Nov) and save £5 with the offer code XA9. Order online at Mirrorbooks.co.uk. It can also be pre-ordered via WHSmiths and Waterstones, and will be available to buy at Asda and Amazon.

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