Although Ant McPartlin only broke up with his wife Lisa Armstrong at the beginning of the year, it seems as though he’s gone on to find love again; just five months after the couple announced their split.
Ant’s new lover; 42-year-old Anne-Marie Corbett is said to have helped Ant through his darkest days in rebab but she is not exactly new on the scene.
An insider source told The Sun on Sunday: “He’s had a tough time of it, but Anne-Marie has put a smile back on his face again. She has been his rock. They have been living in each other’s pockets, day in, day out.”
“Knowing someone is there for him has brought him back from the brink — she’s put him back together again.
“Everyone is hoping he can put the worst year of his life behind him and find happiness again. Both of them deserve it.”
Back in January, a spokesperson for Ant and Lisa confirmed their separation after 11 years of marriage: “Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families,” the statement continued. “No further statement will be made.” they said.
According to Lisa, Ant failed to inform her of the new romance and she was said to have found out about the new lady in his life in The Sun newspaper.
Coleen Nolan hits out at Ant’s new lover for ‘breaking girl code’…
Although fans may be happy for Ant, who seems to be pulling his life back together, Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan thinks quite differently on the matter. She claimed that Anne-Marie should know better when it comes to dating the ex of one of her best friends; adding that she has experienced this issue personally when one of her sisters dated her ex.
She slammed Anne-Marie for ‘betraying’ Lisa.
In an interview with The Mirror, she said: “This is absolutely a violation of the girl code. It’s a real betrayal and I imagine Lisa is feeling devastated and terribly angry.
“One of my sisters once dated my ex. It was really upsetting. “Your friend should be there as a shoulder to cry on when a relationship ends – not to date your ex.
“It makes you ask, did they always fancy each other? You have to mourn not only your relationship but your friendship. In Lisa’s case, Ant isn’t even her ex-husband yet.
“They say you can’t help who you fall for. Maybe sometimes, you should.”
According to the latest reports, Ant’s ex-wife Lisa is only said to have discovered the news after reading an article in The Sun – and claims that Ant hasn’t made any contact with her to inform her of his new relationship.
She is said to be ‘devastated’ by the revelation, with many suggesting that she may also be finding it tricky that Anne-Marie has two children, with whom Ant will be spending a great deal of time with. It was reported that throughout their marriage, Lisa and Ant had been trying for a baby for years, but it just never happened.
A few years back, Ant stated that Lisa had been holding her head up despite their struggles to start a family. At the time, he said: “I think I’m lucky. Lisa works in the industry and understands it. She’s constantly working – sometimes more than me! We would love to have a family so fingers crossed. If we’re blessed with children, then we’d be over the moon!”
Fans discovered there was something wrong when Nicola McClean tweeted Lisa with a few words of support a few days back, writing: “Sending my love Lisa!! Really feel for you worst pain ever x”
Lisa replied: “Thanks babe and to think she was MY friend!! xx” in reference to Anne Marie, with a tweet which followed: “Yeah My friend and OUR Pa who I let into OUR home.”
Since her split from Ant, Lisa has used her Twitter account to seek support from the kind and sympathetic public. She has not held back in expressing her emotions on the social media platform and everyone who has read her recent tweets can really gauge her current despair about Ant and her former friend Anne Marie starting a relationship.
A follower asked whether Ant had spoken to her about the news, but Lisa simply replied: “Nope. Just [found out] how you guys did x 💔”
Fans have been leaping to Lisa’s side on social media by sending her words of encouragement.
“Let yourself repair… you have been a woman with dignity and grace.. sending you much love xxx” one fan tweeted, while another wrote: “Morning Lisa, read it this morning & instantly thought of you. Hold your head up high, you’ve done amazing throughout everything😘” another wrote.
@DaynaWillars tweeted Lisa : “I hope he has had the decency to at least contact you today. You seem like a lovely lady stay strong chick, let ur friends and family support you through this. Much love and respect x” to which Lisa simply replied “Nope”.
Sending you love and hugs 🤗 . Keep strong” another fan added.
It appears hat Lisa isn’t going to let this slide and try to move on just now. It has came out that she has told her friends after the news broke: ‘The gloves are off. I will take him for every penny.”
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Here is what you need to know about Anne Marie Corbett
Ant’s new girlfriend Anne-Marie is said to be a personal assistant who has reportedly worked for Ant since 2012. She is currently employed by the same company as Dec’s wife, Ali and has been with the firm for around a 10 year period.
Anne-Marie has only been single since October last year, when she announced she was divorcing her husband – with whom she has two children. However, Ant has made clear that his new lover had no involvement in the marriage break-up between himself and Lisa – and feelings only developed romantically once the couple had split.
The 42-year-old was said to have been at Ant’s side at the time he was taken to the police station for drink-driving and again, when he appeared in court.
A source told The Sun that they had always kept their relationship professional over the years, but feelings began to develop in recent months and the pair decided to take their relationship to the next level.
“She’s been at his side for this whole ordeal, often when everyone else has gone away.
“His lowest moment was when the drink-drive case judge said he had lost his good character, but Anne-Marie stayed supporting him.” they told the newspaper.
“She has worked with him for a while as his PA and things have always been strictly professional. But recently something changed and they started becoming more than just friends. Both of them are single so they decided to try and see whether something could happen.
“They haven’t actually been on any official dates but they’ve been seen together, with Ant always beaming from ear to ear. They don’t live together, but have been living out of each other’s pockets. Since he has come out of rehab, Ant can’t really go out socialising, to restaurants or anything like that. It means he has spent an awful lot of time with her and has realised she’s the one for him.”
It is believed that the pair have been dating for three months now; after being spotted by paparazzi together back in March.