Paddy McGuinness’ wife Christine has spoken of her love for husband Paddy after a challenging few months – though admits the difficult times have affected her plans to have more children.

The couple’s relationship was rocked when Paddy was pictured on a night out with Nicole Appleton in February but they’ve since been working at getting things back on track, despite going through what Christine calls the “toughest year of her life”.

“As a family we’ve had an awful lot to deal with, but you can only do your best in a relationship and like anything else it takes working at and we’re working things through,” says Christine, 30.

“We’ve always been extremely private; we’ve been together 11 years and there have been ups and downs. I was 19 when we met.

“We’ve been through a lot as a couple in private, but I still love Paddy.”

Christine admits that the stories about her and Paddy, 44, following the Nicole pictures have led them to focus on their relationship more.

“The recent headlines made us open our eyes,” she tells OK! magazine. “It made us realise we have to make some changes.

“We were like: ‘We can do better than this, we can make each other a lot happier.’”

However, going through some tough times both publicly and privately means that Christine seems to have changed her mind about having any more babies.

The couple are parents to four-year-old twins Leo and Penelope – who are both autistic – and 18-month-old daughter Felicity, who Christine says has also displayed some signs of autism.

When asked about expanding the family, Christine explains: “I’m done – three is the magic number.

“We would have kept going, but a lot has gone on. It’s been one of the toughest years of my life.”

It comes after Christine revealed during an appearance on Loose Women last month that going through a tough patch has actually become a positive thing for her marriage.

“We’re happier than ever right now,” she revealed. “It’s great that we’re putting the effort in, it’s lovely, it’s nice. Working at it is quite good, it’s actually exciting, you know?”