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Christine McGuinness celebrates twins' 7th birthday with throwback bump snap in sweet video montage

Christine McGuinness marked her twins’ seventh birthday in style on Thursday as she took to Instagram to share a sweet video montage. 

The model, 32, posted a throwback bikini bump snap of herself when she was pregnant with Leo and Penelope alongside a number of nostalgic photos from their childhood. 

Christine is married to Top Gear host Paddy, 46, and is mum to the twins and three-year-old Felicity. All of their children have been diagnosed with Autism.  

Proud mum: Christine McGuinness marked her twins' seventh birthday in style on Thursday as she took to Instagram to share a sweet video montage which included a bikini bump snap

Proud mum: Christine McGuinness marked her twins’ seventh birthday in style on Thursday as she took to Instagram to share a sweet video montage which included a bikini bump snap

Christine wrote: ‘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. They made me a mummy, they made us a family and I am beyond proud. ⠀  

Grateful:'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', Christine said

Grateful: ‘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’, Christine said

Celebrations: Christine wrote:'Happy 7th birthday to my beautiful twins Leo & Penelope my superstars'

Celebrations: Christine wrote: ‘Happy 7th birthday to my beautiful twins Leo & Penelope my superstars’

Doting parents: Christine is married to Top Gear host Paddy and is mum to the twins and three-year-old Felicity. All of their children have been diagnosed with Autism

Doting parents: Christine is married to Top Gear host Paddy and is mum to the twins and three-year-old Felicity. All of their children have been diagnosed with Autism

‘I LOVE YOU to the moon and back forever and always my babies you are everything to me.’ 

Christine uploaded photos of the twins when they were younger and as babies alongside snaps of herself and Paddy taking the children on various outings.

One showed the family staring out at a picturesque pool, while in another their children donned matching football shirts.  

Sweet: Christine uploaded photos of the twins when they were younger and as babies

Sweet: Christine uploaded photos of the twins when they were younger and as babies

Sentimental:'Feeling unconditional love is magical. They made me a mummy, they made us a family and I am beyond proud', the model penned

Sentimental: ‘Feeling unconditional love is magical. They made me a mummy, they made us a family and I am beyond proud’, the model penned

Cute: One snap showed the twins as toddlers playing with a sand pit in the garden

Cute: One snap showed the twins as toddlers playing with a sand pit in the garden 

Best of friends: Another showed them running around in the grass

Best of friends: Another showed them running around in the grass 

Paddy will be proud: Christine uploaded a photo of her three children in matching football kit

Paddy will be proud: Christine uploaded a photo of her three children in matching football kit 

Back in May, Christine admitted she would blame herself for her children’s autism, before learning more about the condition.

Each child was diagnosed at the age of three with the developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

Speaking on MTV podcast Nappy Days, Christine said: ‘It’s hard enough being a mum but when you have children with additional needs its daunting.

‘You wing it at first. You make mistakes but that’s just natural. But I didn’t know they had autism at first because I didn’t know anything about autism.’  

Poignant: Another photo the blonde beauty uploaded showed her looking out at the sunset on the beach

Poignant: Another photo the blonde beauty uploaded showed her looking out at the sunset on the beach 

Honest: Back in May, Christine admitted she would blame herself for her children's autism, before learning more about the condition

Honest: Back in May, Christine admitted she would blame herself for her children’s autism, before learning more about the condition

Christine admitted that, despite showing the signs of the condition, she didn’t realise what her twins were going through.

‘They didn’t speak. They were non-verbal, they’d walk on their tiptoes, they were sensitive to sound and light. So if there was a sudden noise, they would jump out their skin. But I thought they were just softies. 

‘I would think maybe it’s because they are twins, two of them,or that I would not be giving them enough attention. So I blamed myself.’

Tough: Christine admitted, despite showing the signs of the condition, she didn't realise what her twins were going through

Tough: Christine admitted, despite showing the signs of the condition, she didn’t realise what her twins were going through

She explained looking after the twins much of the time by herself due to Paddy’s workload was one of the reasons she blamed herself.

‘They were with me permanently. My husband works away a lot so I thought maybe it was me and that I hadn’t taught them very well. They also never went to nursery or play groups so I blamed myself for them having no social skills.

‘I thought that it was down to me doing a rubbish job as a mother.’

Bond: The RHOC star said looking after the twins by herself due to Paddy's workload was one of the reasons she blamed herself but lockdown has brought the family together

Bond: The RHOC star said looking after the twins by herself due to Paddy’s workload was one of the reasons she blamed herself but lockdown has brought the family together

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