Christine McGuinness defends herself after being trolled for ‘going to the gym excessively’

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‘Most of the time I’m with my kids’: Christine McGuinness defends herself after being trolled by mum-shamers for ‘going to the gym excessively’


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Christine McGuinness has clapped back at those who have criticised her for spending excessive amounts of time at the gym.

The influencer, 33, claimed she prioritises her children, Leo and Penelope, eight, and Felicity, five, whom she shares with her TV presenter husband Paddy. 

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Crediting ‘the snippet of her life’ with clearing her head, she said she ‘makes no apologies’ – despite admitting that the trolling hurts.

Defending herself: Christine McGuinness has clapped back at those who have criticised her for spending excessive amounts of time at the gym

Defending herself: Christine McGuinness has clapped back at those who have criticised her for spending excessive amounts of time at the gym

The Real Housewives Of Cheshire star told The Sun: ‘The people who say horrible things don’t see me on the school run, doing appointments for the kids.

‘So it hurts when they say those things. They don’t know me. My children are my life.’

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‘Fitness is what I do for my mental health as well as to show people this is how I get fit. Most of the time I’m with my kids.’

Christine recently took part in Strictly The Real Full Monty and compared it to ‘an emotional rollercoaster’, as she candidly spoke about her struggles with autism while preparing to strip off on the festive show.

In action: Crediting 'the snippet of her life' with clearing her head, she said she 'makes no apologies' - despite admitting that the trolling hurts

In action: Crediting ‘the snippet of her life’ with clearing her head, she said she ‘makes no apologies’ – despite admitting that the trolling hurts

Doting mum: The influencer, 33, claimed she prioritises her children, Leo and Penelope, eight, and Felicity, five, whom she shares with her TV presenter husband Paddy

Doting mum: The influencer, 33, claimed she prioritises her children, Leo and Penelope, eight, and Felicity, five, whom she shares with her TV presenter husband Paddy

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The mother-of-three, who recently revealed she is autistic, admitted her condition meant she found it slightly tougher to pick up some of the routines, but eventually joined her co-stars taking to the stage for the empowering show.

Christine also detailed juggling raising her three autistic children – eight year-old twins Leo and Penelope, and five year-old Felicity – while also looking after her mother, who has cancer. 

In an extract seen by The Mirror, Christine wrote: ‘I have been confirmed as autistic. It’s strange, but I’ve noticed there are little hints throughout my life that I’m autistic and more like my children than I ever could have imagined.

Open book: The mother-of-three, who recently revealed she is autistic, admitted her condition meant she found it slightly tougher to pick up some of the routines during Strictly The Real Full Monty (pictured with husband Paddy)

Open book: The mother-of-three, who recently revealed she is autistic, admitted her condition meant she found it slightly tougher to pick up some of the routines during Strictly The Real Full Monty (pictured with husband Paddy)

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‘My issues with food, my social ­struggles, how hard I find it to make friends and stay focused, and my indecisiveness. The way I float through life reminds me of how my eldest daughter Penelope is.’

The model explained that she was diagnosed in August after she and Paddy, 48, were invited to meet Sir Simon Baron-Cohen who is the director of Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre.

The couple both filled out an AQ Questionnaire which is designed to measure the expression of Autism-Spectrum traits in a person. And while an average neurotypical person would score about 15, which Paddy did, hers was 36.

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THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF AUTISM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with autism have trouble with social, emotional and communication skills that usually develop before the age of three and last throughout a person’s life. 

Specific signs of autism include: 

  • Reactions to smell, taste, look, feel or sound are unusual
  • Difficulty adapting to changes in routine
  • Unable to repeat or echo what is said to them
  • Difficulty expressing desires using words or motions
  • Unable to discuss their own feelings or other people’s
  • Difficulty with acts of affection like hugging
  • Prefer to be alone and avoid eye contact
  • Difficulty relating to other people
  • Unable to point at objects or look at objects when others point to them

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