Paddy McGuinness ‘helped hairy-a**ed’ builders open up after family autism diagnosis


Paddy McGuinness reckons he’s helped “hairy-a**ed builders”To be open about their feelings.

Christine, Top Gear’s star, and her husband Chris went public about their three autistic children.

He believes that being open about his feelings has made it easier for other men to do the same.

Paddy, 48, a former worker on a construction site, said Radio Times: “Men have traditionally struggled to open up more.

“But I still see the lads I used to work with and they actually ask each other how they are doing in a caring way.

“I’m talking about hairy-a**ed builders. Men’s men. Things are slowly changing.”

The BBC One documentary titled Our Family and Austism was made by the couple. It airs on December 1.

Paddy McGuiness discusses getting old male friends to talk about their feelings
Paddy McGuiness discusses how to get old male friends talking about their feelings

The pair will discuss how they have raised twins Leo, Penelope and Felicity, ages eight and five, respectively. Christine, 33-year-old ex-model, is autistic. “there are little hints throughout my life that I’m autistic and more like my children than I ever could have imagined”.

Christine has recently opened up about her father’s heroin addiction and wrote a book.

Christine McGuiness has recently revealed she is also autistic the same as her children
Christine McGuiness revealed recently that she is autistic, just like her children.

The model described the terrible effects his problems had on their family home and claimed she had crawled over his needles as a baby.

According to reports from Silver Screen Beat, she writes in one passage: “I saw my dad inject heroin. I was a teenager and struggled with my dad’s addiction. I blamed myself. When I became mother. I was thinking about his decision to use drugs instead of his own children.

Paddy and Christine McGuinness' have three children together
Christine McGuinness and Paddy McGuinness have three children together

Christine’s children have never seen their father, due to his health issues.

She reflected on her past and the beginnings of her modeling career, and she stated: “I remember going for a casting as a teenager and they told me if I really wanted to make it as a model then I needed to lose more weight.

“I was already a size 6, and at 5ft 10in I was skin and bone.

“It was completely irresponsible for them to say that to me.”

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