Ant McPartlin, one half of our favourite TV presenting duo of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! has a love life as interesting as his career. When he's not on screen, Ant can be found snuggling up with his wife Anne-Marie Corbett and their two adorable dogs.
However, the path to love wasn't always smooth for the 47 year old star and he had a tough time after his 11 year marriage to Lisa Armstrong ended. Their split came as a shock to fans and their divorce was finally settled after a reported two year long battle.
The TV star went on to find love with his former personal assistant Anne-Marie and the couple recently celebrated their two year wedding anniversary. Let's take a closer look at Ant's love life as he returns to our screens in the jungle…
Ant first crossed paths with ex-wife Lisa Armstrong back in 1994 when he was making waves with Declan Donnelly as PJ and Duncan with their hit single Let's Get Ready To Rumble. The pair met at a concert they were both performing at in their early 20s and the I'm A Celebrity host wasted no time in getting her number.
The spark between them was undeniable, and they happily went public with their relationship just weeks after meeting. As Ant and Dec's popularity soared, Lisa was always there to celebrate their successes.
The TV star's partner watched as the dynamic duo rose to fame, starting from children's TV with Cat Deeley in 1998 to a primetime spot on Pop Idol in 2001. They dated for 11 years before he proposed during a romantic holiday in 2005.
They tied the knot a year later in a beautiful ceremony at Taplow in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by family, friends and some famous faces. However, towards the end of their marriage, Ant began to struggle with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol following a botched operation in 2015.
In June 2017, Ant sought treatment for his addictions and checked into rehab and left the facility after two months.
After more than 23 years together, Ant and Lisa ended their relationship. Lisa filed for divorce in 2018, and a representative for the pair announced their separation to the public.
The statement read: "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin."
After their split, things took a turn for the worse when Ant was involved in a car accident in London and was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in March 2018. Although no one was hurt, Ant pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was fined £86,000 and given a 20 month driving ban.
In April 2020, The Sun reported that Lisa and Ant's bitter £31 million divorce had finally been settled after a long two-year battle.
After Ant and Lisa separated, Ant's former personal assistant Anne-Marie Corbett was seen outside his house, giving him lunch before he left for the day. When the photos appeared in the press, his ex-wife Lisa took to Twitter, now known as X, to share her feelings.
Lisa wrote: "Thanks babe and to think she was my friend!! Xx." When one of her followers asked if she knew about the relationship before the media did, she replied: "Nope. Just how you girls did."
It was later revealed that Ant and Anne-Marie formed a bond during his year-long break from TV as he took time off to work on himself. The loved-up pair splashed out on a £6 million mansion in Wimbledon, which they share with Anne-Marie's two children from a previous relationship and their adorable dogs, Milo and Bumble.
They announced their engagement in January 2021 after he popped the question during a romantic Christmas Eve proposal, just one year into their relationship. Due to the pandemic, they had to delay their big day so that all their loved ones could be there.
In August 2021, Ant and Anne-Marie officially said their "I do's" in a stunning ceremony at St Michael's Church in Heckfield, surrounded by their closest friends and family. The couple invited a host of famous faces to their big day, including David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Dermot O'Leary, Christine Lampard, and of course, his long-time pal and TV partner, Dec, who was also Ant's best man.
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