Christine McGuinness shares rare snaps of twins Leo and Penelope in touching birthday tribute

CHRISTINE McGuinness has shared rare pictures of her twins Leo and Penelope in a heartfelt birthday tribute.

The touching montage was to mark her two children turning seven.

Christine, who is married to comedian Paddy, uploaded the series of snaps to Instagram, starting with a smiling bikini snap of her while she was pregnant with the twins.

She captioned the post: "Happy 7th birthday to my beautiful twins Leo & Penelope 💙💖 my superstars.

"They have barely spent a moment apart since the day they were born, I’m so thankful they have each other.

"I am truly blessed to be their mummy 😍 Feeling unconditional love is magical.

The model, 32, added: "They made me a mummy, they made us a family ❤️ and I am beyond proud.

"I LOVE YOU to the moon and back forever and always my babies you are everything to me 💙💖".

The pictures came on the screen as Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World played in the background.

Christine and Paddy, who married in 2011, are also parents to four-year-old Felicity.

All three of their children have been diagnosed with autism.

The proud parents recently shared videos of Felicity singing the same song Christine used for her twins' birthday post.

Posting the singing video on Instagram, she wrote: "You wouldn’t believe how much lockdown affected my Felicity’s speech and communication skills.

"It was her biggest regression and whilst she is no where near talking the way she was before, look what happens when I play music.. just listen to her 🙌

"Voice of an angel this one! 😂 #ProudestMummy."

In May Christine revealed her three autistic children had returned to their school to give them "some normality".

And she has spoken of how lockdown had "set them back two years" after disrupting their daily routines.

During a Loose Women chat, Christine revealed her "heart's breaking" for her children as they're finding lockdown "really difficult".

She explained: "This is huge, this is massive, it's probably the biggest change any of us are going to experience. It's affecting all three of my children and therefore us as a family.

"It's heartbreaking to see what it's doing to them but as a parent, as a mum as a carer. All I can do is be there for them, love them, help them, support them as any mum would.

"They struggle with their speech, their communication, their eye contact, their food, their sensory awareness, and all of the things they've struggled with that we've spent years and years trying to help them with, now it feels we've gone back two years

"It's really quite upsetting and difficult."

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