Inside Christine McGuinness and Chelcee Grimes’s ‘inseparable’ friendship

SINCE their first meeting on ITV’s The Games, Christine McGuinness and Chelcee Grimes have barely been apart.

The pair have now spent a lot of time together and have jetted off on not one, but three incredible luxury holidays in the space of a few months.

Christine and Chelcee were snapped having a sweet kiss over the weekend

Christine and Chelcee were snapped having a sweet kiss over the weekendKrediet: Spatsel
They have grown close since they first met while filming a show in April

They have grown close since they first met while filming a show in AprilKrediet: Instagram

They’ve also spoken highly of each other in the media with Christine, 34, once gushing that her pal is her “soul sister”.

And over the weekend, they appeared to cement their status as the ultimate BFF when they were spotted sharing a sweet kiss at Winter Wonderland.

Hier, we take a look at their ‘inseparable’ vriendskap since Christine announced her verdeel from husband Paddy, 49, na 15 years of being together.

First meeting

They first met on The Games in April and hit it off straight away

They first met on The Games in April and hit it off straight awayKrediet: Rex
Chelsee and Christine in May during their time on The Games

Chelsee and Christine in May during their time on The GamesKrediet: Gary Stone
Op daardie stadium, Christine and her husband Paddy were going through a rocky patch

Op daardie stadium, Christine and her husband Paddy were going through a rocky patchKrediet: Getty

Christine and Chelcee, 30, first met in April while competing on the TV show, The Games, where celebrities battle it out in Olympic-style events.

Chelcee emerged victorious alongside Ons het nie gesoen nie maar ons het ineengestrengel en bostukloos geraak, while Christine came in ninth.

Praat met Fantasties about the Grammy-nominated artist, Christine said: “Chelcee is my soul sister. Just straight away from the day I met her, I just loved her.

“She’s hilarious. And honestly, it was just the best time on the show.”

During filming of The Games, egter, word began to circulate about the status of Christine and Paddy’s marriage.

Rumours swirled around that the TV host had been unfaithful to his model wife, who he had been married to for 11 jare.

It’s been reported that the crew that worked on The Games had known that Paddy had shared a kiss with a TV star the year prior.

vrou Lisa 'woon weer saam: “A number of them told her about the kiss and that he’d been unfaithful. She was very hurt and upset.”

Eyebrows were raised further when Paddy was noticeably missing during Christine’s time in the spotlight.

In response to their marital woes, sy het vertel Carol Voderman on Lorraine: “It’s not always going to be plain sailing but we’re trying to deal with things as privately as possible.”

But a week later, they announced that they were calling time on their marriage, which had produced three kidstwins Leo and Penelope, agt, and Felicity, vyf.

In 'n gesamentlike verklaring, they shared said they still lived “happily” in their family home together and were dedicated to being the best parents to their kids.

It’s been reported that singer-songwriter Chelcee has been a huge source of support for Christine following the split.

Jet-setting pals

The pals have gone on multiple trips since June

The pals have gone on multiple trips since JuneKrediet: SOCIAL MEDIA
They gave fans a glimpse of their luxury vacations

They gave fans a glimpse of their luxury vacationsKrediet: mrscmcguinness/Instagram
Christine showed off her incredible figure while on holiday

Christine showed off her incredible figure while on holidayKrediet: Instagram
Christine and Chelcee take a selfie while on holiday

Christine and Chelcee take a selfie while on holidayKrediet: Instagram/chelceegrimes

In Junie, Chelcee and Christine flew off to Croatia for a girls trip, and shared a series of snaps from their holiday.

Posting the pictures on Instagram, the model wrote: “I followed my heart and it led me to Croatia. Memories for life, I’m feeling very lucky, so geseënd.

“I’ve laughed sooo much, relaxed and switched off like never before!”

The pair were seen together with other friends having dinner, soaking up the sun, and showing off their tan.

In September, they jetted off once againthis time to Santorini, where they were joined by other pals.

When she returned to the UK, Christine posted a snap and captioned: “69 hrs in Santorini. Siestas and Sunsets is just what I needed. Calm. Getoets. Happy. Healthy. Blessed.”

And in late October, they escaped the autumn blues and headed off to Crete for another girls trip.

They stayed at the Stella Luxury Resort & Spa and once again took to social media to give fans a glimpse of their vacation.

The adults-only luxurious resort is known for its giant lagoon pool, five star restaurants and an incredible spa, located alongside a private beach.

The pals have spent a lot of time together after their holidays

The pals have spent a lot of time together after their holidaysKrediet: Getty
Christine has also fawned over Chelcee's dog Santiago on social media

Christine has also fawned over Chelcee’s dog Santiago on social mediaKrediet: Instagram/@mrsmcguinness

A stay in the resort’s exclusive bungalows, which have a hot tub and steam room, goes for £2,500 a week.

After their holiday, het 'n bron aan The Sun gesê: “Christine and Chelcee hit it off straight away and love spending time with each other.

“They have enjoyed another sun-filled break together but also hang out a lot.”

Christine has also loved spending time with her mate’s Chihuahua, Santiago.

Chelcee’s romances

Chelcee was in a long term on-off relationship with Love Island star Megan Barton Hanson

Chelcee was in a long term on-off relationship with Love Island star Megan Barton HansonKrediet: Instagram
The split up on several occasions during their romance

The split up on several occasions during their romanceKrediet: sosiale media

In 'n 2019 onderhoud, Chelcee, who played for Liverpool Ladies from the age of 10, told Gay Times that she identified herself as bisexual.

Egter, laas jaar, she opened up to Pink News that she now considers herself a lesbian.

Sy het gese: “Seeing me, a mixed-race woman of colour and a lesbian, have not just one career but many careers, I hope that sets a fire in someone else so that they can do it too.”

In Augustus 2019, she started a romance with Megan Barton Hanson, 28, who was a contestant on 2018’s Liefde-eiland.

They made their relationship public the next month after Chelcee was seen comforting her when she became emotional on a night out.

But their romance was short livedthey split up in October when it emerged that they had both been texting the same woman.

Volgens MailOnline, the woman in question was Teddy Edwardes, who Megan’s ex Ons het nie gesoen nie maar ons het ineengestrengel en bostukloos geraak had also been texting.

Op daardie stadium, a source said Megan and Chelcee had huge arguments about the situation after Teddy tweeted about it and eventually decided to call it quits.

Hulle got back together in November, egter, and even went on a romantic holiday to the Maldives in January 2020.

Following yet another split and reconciliation, they finally ended their relationship for good with Megan going on to have a rocky relationship with TOWIE star James Lock.

In August last year, Chelcee decided to move away from London back to Liverpool and told OK! how happy she was.

“I am just so happy where I am in my life right now," sy het gese.

“In my twenties I maybe would stay in relationships. I was lonely in Londonthat’s the honest truth of it.

“The relationships I was in while I was living in Londonthey just wouldn’t happen now because I am so at peace.”