Christine McGuinness reveals that she has been confirmed as autistic 8 months ago

Christine McGuinness reveals that she has been confirmed as autistic

'I'm not totally surprised'

Earlier this year, TV Presenter Paddy McGuinness and his wife Christine revealed that they would be making a documentary about their family life.

Paddy and Christine said they wanted to show the world their day to day life, parenting their three children who have all been confirmed as autistic.

Now Christine has revealed that she has also been confirmed as autistic.

Christine recently shared the news that she says is not that big of a shock;

"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.

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.

It all makes sense now. And as much as I’m not totally surprised, it’s still been emotional for me to accept, but it’s a relief as well."

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Christine, shares twins Penelope and Leo, eight, and five year old Felicity with husband and TV presenter Paddy McGuinness, who are also autistic.

Paddy and Christine have spoken openly on autism, both the challenges it may present but also the positive aspects of it too.

Christine's diagnosis may change how most people view adults with autism, as autistic people over the age of 18 are largely forgotten about.

She also proves that a lot of negative stereotypes about autistic people not being able to maintain relationships or create careers for themselves are not true.

As an autistic adult I think it is brilliant to see someone like Christine speaking proudly about her diagnosis and hopefully it will take away the stigma for a lot of other autistic adults.