Christine McGuinness spotted ‘Cosying up to footballer’

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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In a surprising turn of events, Christine McGuinness, the ex-wife of TV host Paddy McGuinness, has been reportedly seen getting close to former Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire star dazzled at Manchester’s Sexy Fish restaurant opening in chic leather. Lingard, the renowned Premier League player, also attended the event. Witnesses revealed that the two seemed engrossed in conversation, sparking speculation about a potential connection. According to The Sun, a source told them: “Christine and Jesse were chatting for ages. It is clear Jesse took a shine to Christine, and they looked pretty close.”

Christine McGuinness arriving at Manchester’s Sexy Fish launch

This encounter follows Christine and Paddy McGuinness’s announcement of their 11-year marriage’s end in July 2022. However, despite their separation, the pair continues to share a residence. Christine expressed her anticipation for a new beginning in 2024, emphasising her eagerness to focus on positive aspects and seize new opportunities.

She explained, “Obviously, there are a lot of changes going on, and it’s not easy, but I am really looking forward to 2024.

“I know you shouldn’t wish your life away, but I am looking forward to this year being over and starting next year fresh with a bang. I really want to focus on the positives and make the most of a new year and new opportunities.”

Footballer Jesse Lingard at the event

Furthermore, close sources affirm Christine McGuinness’s determination to relish life post-separation. Described as living her “best, carefree life,” she finds solace in the company of friends who offer unwavering support during this transitional phase. It appears that despite the complexities of post-divorce life, Christine remains resolute in her pursuit of happiness and new beginnings.

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