Top Gear host Paddy McGuinness and his wife Christine recently opened up about their children being diagnosed with autism. The couple, who have been married since 2011, are parents to three children – twins Leo and Penelope, six, and three-year-old Felicity.
In 2017, Paddy and Christine’s twins were diagnosed with autism, and this week, they announced that their youngest is also on the spectrum.
In a heartwarming post on Instagram, Christine wrote: “I am so proud to be your mummy, you are everything to me.
“All three of you are thriving with ASD [Autistic Spectrum Disorder].
“I will never try and change you, you are perfect as you are.
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“Mummy is going to change the world to understand her superstars.
“You are sensitive, you are strong, and you have such a special bond.
“You are funny and talented, cheeky and sweet, you all love your toys to be kept extra neat.
“Shining brighter than the stars above. You are special, so wanted and oh so loved.
“Leo, Penelope and Felicity, you are unaware of the positive impact you have, even on the tough days you even make me laugh.
“My trio, my babies, my fabulous three. Together we are a strong, proud, unique family.”
She signed it off: “All my love always, Mummy” alongside her name and Instagram handle.
Christine, known from The Real Housewives of Cheshire, also captioned the Instagram post with a heartfelt message.
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The message said: “Recently our youngest daughter Felicity was also diagnosed with autism, three years after our twins Leo and Penelope were diagnosed.
“Going through this journey again does still bring some heartache knowing all three children will face challenges and difficulties that others won’t.
“But ultimately I feel confident as a family we are in a much stronger place, we are able to use our experience and knowledge as power helping us to feel well prepared.
“We are here to love and support our three extra special children and I thank god every day these babies are mine. Proudest mummy”.
Paddy and Christine have always been open about the challenges they have faced as parents.
The couple has described how their children struggle with sensory overload, anxiety and being easily overwhelmed.
Christine revealed last month how her children weren’t prepared for Christmas to end and described the “awful aftermath” of the holiday.
Top Gear airs on BBC Two at 8pm on Sundays
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