Christine McGuinness will give her three children chicken nuggets to eat on Christmas Day

Christine McGuinness reveals she will give her three kids chicken nuggets and chips to eat on Christmas Day because she is eschewing the traditional dinner

Christine McGuinness revealed that her three children will eat chicken nuggets and chips instead of the traditional barbecue on Christmas Day.

The TV star, 34, will spend the day with estranged husband Paddy, 49, twins Leo and Penelope, eight, and daughter Felicity, five, at their home in Cheshire.

Sharing a rare insight into the festivities in a new interview, Kristen explained how she’s keen to maintain a normal Christmas routine for her kids because they have autism.

Polka dot mama: Kristen McGuinness revealed her three kids will eat chicken nuggets and chips instead of the traditional barbecue on Christmas Day

The Real Housewives Of Cheshire star wants to stick to what they know for Christmas dinner instead of the traditional turkey because children with autism can have very narrow food choices and are averse to trying something new.

I don’t think they have to conform to tradition or anyone else’s. I think your Christmas dinner should be whatever you want to eat and I want them to enjoy it,” she said. magazine.

If they want chicken nuggets and chips, that’s what I’ll give them.

Routine: The Real Housewives Of Cheshire star wants to stick to what they know for Christmas dinner as children with autism can have very narrow food choices

Routine: The Real Housewives Of Cheshire star wants to stick to what they know for Christmas dinner as children with autism can have very narrow food choices

This Christmas will be the first since Kristen and Paddy announced their separation in July after 11 years of marriage.

The former couple still lives and vacations together to keep things “normal” for the kids.

Explaining that they plan to spend Christmas together as a family too, Christine said “It’s good for them to see Mummy and Daddy doing so well”.

Amicable Separation: Christine and Paddy announced their separation in July after 11 years of marriage

Amicable Separation: Christine and Paddy announced their separation in July after 11 years of marriage

Signs and symptoms of autism

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

Specific signs of autism include:

  • Reactions to smell, taste, look, feel, or sound are unusual
  • Difficulty adjusting to changes in routine
  • Unable to repeat or echo what they are told
  • Difficulty expressing desires using words or movements
  • Unable to discuss their own feelings or the feelings of others
  • Difficulty with emotional actions such as hugging
  • Prefer to be alone and avoid eye contact
  • Difficulty relating to others
  • Unable to point at things or look at things when others are pointing at them

The TV star added that she has not yet told her children about the split because they are “too young.”

We are friendly. I’m so happy he’s with the kids and it’s good that they see Mum and Dad so well we can sit down and have a cup of tea together and that’s fine, she said.

Kristen and Paddy confirmed their split in July, just hours after they shared photos from a last-minute family vacation to Center Parcs.

Earlier this month, the beauty was spotted kissing Chelcee Grimes during a relaxing trip to Winter Wonderland.

TV personality Christine has become friends with songwriter Chelsea after they both competed in ITV’s The Games this summer.

Claimed to be ‘inseparable’, the couple recently jetted off to the Greek island of Crete for a holiday together.

The Celebrations: Sharing a rare insight into the celebrations in a new interview, Kristen explained how keen she is to maintain a normal Christmas routine for her children because they have autism.

The Celebrations: Sharing a rare insight into the celebrations in a new interview, Kristen explained how keen she is to maintain a normal Christmas routine for her children because they have autism.

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