CHRISTINE McGuinness confessed she was going solo organising a birthday bash for her kids as husband Paddy trained in the gym.
The proud mum of three, 34, took to her Instagram stories to reveal the planning behind her al fresco party for twins Leo and Penelope, taking place in the garden of the couple’s £2.1million Cheshire mansion.
Real Housewives of Cheshire star Christine, dressed in a pretty blue bandeau top with a diamond necklace, couldn’t hide her delight as she gushed over her eldest kids.
She buzzed as she told the camera: “Nine years ago today I became a mum – that was all I ever wanted.
“I had my twins Leo and Penelope – I can’t believe they’re nine.
“Honestly I can remember it like it was yesterday, they were born at 9:20 and 9:21, Leo was 6lbs 7 and a half and Penelope was 6lbs 10 and it’s just been unconditional love from that moment.
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“Honestly, it’s all I ever wanted.
“Anyway today I am organising a kids party on my own – send help!
“This is where we are up to,” before panning across her garden to reveal an array of inflatable bouncy castles and obstacle courses.”
She added: “I’m so excited for them, they are just getting their clothes on, waiting for their friends and their cousins to come.
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“And the sun is shining!”
Meanwhile, Paddy, 48, took to his own Instagram page to show he was putting hardcore effort into something completely different.
His video saw him working on his triceps as he trained hard on a piece of gym equipment.
The comedian had his back to the camera, with the only sounds to be heard his sighs of exhaustion.
Yesterday, The Sun exclusively revealed how model Christine was looking decidedly more down-beat as the couple took a trip in their car.
Christine appeared to rub her eyes as the couple, who recently took separate holidays, sat silently in their Mercedes G Class Wagon.
Top Gear host Paddy and his missus were snapped in Macclesfield, Cheshire, on Friday. An onlooker said: “They looked miserable.
“At one point Christine wiped her eyes. They were peering in different directions. Their body language did not seem at all friendly.”
Last month Paddy took a ten-day break in Portugal with pals.
When he got back, Christine flew to Croatia for five days with girlfriends.
Among them was ex-footballer Chelcee Grimes, 30, who Christine called her BFF (best friend forever).
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They got close on The Games, a 12-celeb sporting challenge.
In an interview, she called the break “life-changing” but said she missed her and Paddy’s three kids.