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By Afouda Bamidele on May 22, 2023 at 6:00 AM EDT

Christine McGuinness received much attention from fans after she dedicated a heartfelt tribute to her mother.

The English model is on a family holiday with her three children — Felicity, Leo, and Penelope — and soon-to-be husband, Paddy McGuinness, whom she separated from last July. The pair, who have maintained a cordial relationship for the sake of their kids, were joined by Christine's mom, Joanne, on the Spanish getaway.

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Christine McGuiness' Tribute To Her Mom Encouraged Praise From Her Fans

Just a few months after she dubbed her mom the "best nutty nanny ever" and two years after the matriarch's breast cancer diagnosis rocked her world, Christine has taken Joanne on her first holiday in half a decade.

Taking to Instagram to update her 710k followers of the latest development, the former Miss Liverpool posted an image that showcased her parent's youthfulness in an oversized floral smock, similarly decorated shorts, and nude sandals.

On the other hand, she donned a candy-colored striped halter-style top, gorgeous pink pants, and white shoes. The mother-daughter duo accessorized barely noticeable earrings and dark sunglasses, which Christine used to push her blond hair away from her face.

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Christine McGuinness Takes Mom On First Holiday After Beating Breast Cancer
Instagram | Christine McGuinness
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They posed in front of the Zafiro Palace Palmanova, Marjaco, before they twirled with "The Real Housewives of Cheshire" alum snapping them and giggling in mid-spin. In the accompanying caption, she wrote:

"My smile, my silliness, and my strength comes from her, my mum. This was her first holiday in 5 years, so many of you sent love and well wishes when she was going through breast cancer during lockdown, and look at her now, she's doing amazing!"

Christine wrapped up with an appreciation that she and her mom could still spend time together, adding, "Thank you, mum, for the memories and the extra eyes, hands, and ears on this holiday. We all love nannies."

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Fans were quick to react and effuse about Joanne's beauty, with one writing, "Daammnnnnnn... your mums got game 😍," and a second remarking, "Beautiful woman -see where you got it from now lovely top genes." "That's your mum. Wow, I thought that was your sister's stunning," a third fan stated. A fifth person commented, "She looks amazing. So glad she's better now. Chemo is the devil."

Just before their sun-soaked vacation, Christine had reflected on what she thought of her kids' future following their autism diagnosis. The Blast recounted the moment she partook in the "Me, My Autism & I" exhibition held last month. During the event, she revealed:

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"It keeps me awake at night. I worry if they're going to be independent when they're older. It's an extra concern with them being autistic and having additional needs – they're more vulnerable."

Christine McGuinness Takes Mom On First Holiday After Beating Breast Cancer
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Her concern revolved around whether Felicity, Leo, and Penelope would require "support in getting employment" and if  they would have access to "independent living." Ultimately, she has chosen to remain "positive" amid the many challenges of having autistic children while dealing with the health problems yourself.

The National Television Awards Nominee Earned A Witty Response From Paddy Amid Her Last Vacation

For Easter Sunday, Christine treated her Instagram followers to a glimpse of her the previous vacation she took with her kids. As reported by The Blast, the post came in multiple slides, beginning with an image of the mom-of-three riding a bicycle with an attached carrier, presumably holding her kids. 

In the next photo, the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" contestant posed on a boat before enjoying an ice cream cone in the third slide. Other pictures featured chocolate easter eggs, the river, and the "Loose Women" guest star donning a life jacket.

"Wishing you all a wonderful Easter from my little chicks to yours!🐣🐣🐣. That was a lovely little family break 🥰 now mummy is exhausted and deserves an adults-only holiday! 👀😂🙏✈️😎," she wrote in the caption.

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The post and accompanying write-up were enough to push Paddy into commenting as he teased, "You didn't once pedal that!!!" His soon-to-be ex-wife was quick with her retort, typing. "Don't chat 💩. I've done about 50 miles with children there this weekend 😮‍💨 I'm done in!" The 49-year-old actor then quipped, "Tell my lungs that!"

Unsurprisingly, the exchange birthed a desire for fans to see the once-married couple reunite, with this netizen stating, "Happy Easter to you all. Is it wrong to secretly hope you all become one again? Xx."

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