Paddy McGuinness has been hit by claims he cheated on his wife Christine with another TV star last year, amid speculation their marriage was in trouble.
According to The Sun, the 48-year-old Top Gear presenter kissed another woman behind Christine’s back, which she found out while attending the games in May.
It comes after last week Christine, 34, shared details about the “very, very difficult time” they were going through, saying that she ‘will not endure things from Paddy that she might have in the past.’
Marital troubles: Paddy McGuinness reportedly cheated on wife Christine with a TV star last year
Paddy reportedly kissed the star after appearing on a TV show last year.
A source from The Games told the publication: “Everyone’s been talking about it. The whole crew knew about the Paddy rumors and here they were, working very closely with Christine now.
“It was one of those shows where everyone bonded and everyone loved Christine.
“Paddy wasn’t there at all during the games and as more people got to know Christine, they felt like she deserved to know what he was up to.
Difficult: According to The Sun, the 48-year-old Top Gear presenter kissed behind Christine’s back another woman who found out when she was attending the games in May
Shock: A source from The Games told the publication: “Everyone’s been talking about it. The crew knew all about the Paddy rumors” (Christine is pictured on “The Games”)
“Some of them told her about the kiss and that it was unfaithful. She was very hurt and upset.’
Representatives for Christine and Paddy have been contacted by MailOnline for comment. Responding to MailOnline, Christine’s rep said: “Christine is privately addressing her marriage.”
It comes after just last week Christine shared details about the “difficult time” she and Paddy have been going through.
In an interview with Fabulous magazine, she described her mental state as “scattered everywhere,” sharing that she “won’t take things from Paddy that she may have had in the past.”
Tough: It comes after Christine shared details last week about the “very, very difficult time” they’ve been going through
“I really feel pretty raw and all over the place. What I might have accepted in the past, I probably wouldn’t accept now, and the same goes for him. I can’t deny that we are having a very, very difficult time,” she shared.
But to clear her own name, the former model added that she wasn’t the one who caused the difficult situation.
“It’s just – we’ve been together 15 years, married 11 years: we’re going to have our ups and downs – but this situation right now – I don’t want to get into it too much but I’ll just say I did ‘Don’t cause this situation,’ she continued.
The couple have been spending time apart in recent weeks as Christine flew away on her first-ever girls’ holiday with close friend Chelcee Grimes, while Paddy returned to Thailand from a filming trip for Top Gear on Sunday.
Family: Paddy and Christine are parents to their three children; twins Leo and Penelope, nine, and Felicity, six, who all have autism
But things seemed a little more positive as she appeared on Lorraine on Tuesday morning, sharing with host Carol Vorderman that they, the couple, are going on holiday with their three children next week.
“I think marriages go through ups and downs anyway,” she told host Carol.
“I think all marriages — especially long ones like ours — aren’t always going to be easy, but we try to keep things as private as possible.”
Christine insisted her focus is on her three children, adding: “We just want to be there to support the kids and have a fantastic summer.”
Interesting: Christine explained in a recent interview that they met when she was a teenager: “What I might have endured in the past, I probably couldn’t endure now, and the same goes for him.”
“We are going on family vacation next week and are really looking forward to it. You will always be our focus.”
Christine gushed about her holiday with Chelcee, telling Carol: “I’ve never been on a girls’ holiday. I knew I would feel scared before I left. I had the best time, I saw a waterfall, I’ve never seen a waterfall in my life – it was beautiful.”
Paddy landed at London Heathrow on Sunday night to face the music after Christine broke her silence over rumors her marriage was on the rocks.
Paddy kept a low profile as he wheeled his luggage through Heathrow, having previously promised his wife a “cuddle” in a comment on their family Instagram photo.
The presenter revealed on Instagram that he was happy to be home after the business trip, writing alongside a video captured during his flight:
“I’m back baby! 11 hour flight but I really enjoyed filming in Thailand, a beautiful country. But no matter where I travel, it’s always good to come home! A cup of tea, clean sheets and the kids are over the moon. ❤️ #home #sunday #travel #weekend #workworkyworkwork.’
He also added a comment to Christine’s family photo, which shows the former model in a bikini while playing in a paddling pool with her children. ‘Cuddle tomorrow!!’ He wrote along with two love hearts.
It comes after a spate of rumors that the couple have been on the rocks for the past few months as they holidayed separately abroad just last month ahead of his trip to Thailand.
Happy place: The claims come after she shared a snap earlier this week suggesting things are looking good at home for her and Paddy, as she gushed about being happy at home
And after her recent appearance on ITV’s The Games, fans were quick to notice a lack of public support from Paddy, and the pair also became locked in what appeared to be a strained conversation.
Last week, she appeared to address the rumors on social media, posting a series of quotes about love and trust.
In the posts, the TV personality said that while she was “the most broken version” of herself at times, she was also the “strongest.”
Christine also shared a series of cryptic motivational quotes about “making positive choices” and “completely recreating yourself.”
She wrote on Instagram, “Regarding the press… There’s just one thing I want to clarify right now… I didn’t put us in this situation.”
While a source recently told The Mirror: “It’s been a really tough time lately. The problems are very topical.”
They added that the couple are “trying to resolve various issues.”
Paddy and Christine are parents to their three children; twins Leo and Penelope, nine, and Felicity, six – who all have autism.
They have been together for 15 years, having met when Christine was modeling for a fashion show at the Liverpool Tennis Tournament before tying the knot in 2011.
But it’s not the first time they’ve made headlines about their marriage, as Paddy was photographed enjoying a night out with Nicole Appleton in 2018.
Christine admitted the pictures made her “sick” and felt like a “heartbroken moment,” sharing that she and Paddy are no longer discussing the snaps and are just “moving on with married life.”
Raw: Last Saturday, Christine revealed that she and her husband are going through a “very, very difficult time” after intense speculation that the couple’s marriage was on the wane