Ant McPartlin is apparently blaming himself for the breakdown of his marriage [Wenn]
The I’m A Celebrity presenter and his makeup artist wife reportedly “drifted apart” for some time, before deciding to call time on their relationship.
Ant McPartlin announced his separation from wife Lisa Armstrong this weekend, and is said to be blaming himself because he’d become “difficult” to live with.
“Ant and Lisa have tried to make things work but they have been drifting apart for some time and their relationship has been over as a proper marriage for months,” a source told The Mirror.
Lisa Armstrong and Ant McPartlin announced their divorce this weekend[Getty]
“Ant has been difficult to live with for a long time and was keeping more and more secrets from Lisa the longer the marriage went on.
“They got to a difficult place and there was no way their relationship could recover, the best thing now is they both move on.”
The ITV presenter shared a statement confirming their divorce this weekend, following months of speculation about their marriage.
Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong were married for 11 years [Getty]
A spokesperson for Declan Donnelly’s pal told The Sun on Sunday: “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.
“Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made.”
A source close to the newspaper added: “This was a tough decision for Ant.
Ant McPartlin moved out of his marital home last year[Getty]
“The marriage has effectively been struggling for eight months. He’s given it a good go.”
They added: “Ant’s big concern in the whole thing is Lisa and making it as easy as possible for her.”
Speculation about the couple’s marriage sparked when the 42 year old returned from rehab to battle his addiction to prescription painkillers.