Ant McPartlin and wife Lisa Armstrong confirm divorce after 11 year marriage[Wenn]
Ant McPartlin checked into rehab in the summer of 2017 after opening up about his ongoing battle with alcohol and substance abuse.
Following rehab, he opened up about the effect his battle has had on his relationship to wife Lisa Armstrong.
“I’ve put Lisa through hell with mood swings and depression and how it affects you,” he told The Sun.
He added: “I’m very sorry about the effect it has on partners. This kind of stuff puts strains on any marriage. In hindsight, I should have mentioned it earlier but you’re embarrassed about it.”
Dec hasn’t been able to visit pal in rehab, either [Wenn]
The presenter also went on to praise his wife, saying she had been “amazing throughout”.
But despite their admirable support for one another, Ant and Lisa confirmed they would divorce in January 2018.
Here’s everything you need to know about Ant’s wife Lisa:
Ant McPartlin met wife Lisa Armstrong back in 1994 [Getty]
Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong have been together for 23 years [Getty]
Lisa and Ant go way back, having first laid eyes on each other in 1994.
The long term lovers met at a concert in Newcastle City Hall.
Back then, Ant was better known as PJ of PJ and Duncan fame, and they’d just released their mega hit Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble.
Lisa meanwhile was in a band called Deuce, making them the perfect musical pair.
Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong wed at St. Nicholas Church Taplow in 2006 [Getty]
Despite dating since the nineties, Ant, 41, and Lisa, 40, waited over a decade before tying the knot.
In 2006, Lisa waltzed the aisle in a Buckinghamshire-based church, surrounded by 150 guests.
Naturally, Dec was by Ant’s side as his best man.
Lisa Armstrong is a makeup artist for high profile shows such as Strictly Come Dancing [Lisa Armstrong Twitter]
When the loved-up duo met back in 1996, Lisa was in a pop band called Deuce. They had singles I Need You and No Surrender.
But now Lisa is better known for her makeup artistry skills.
The brunette beauty has worked on high profile shows such as Strictly Come Dancing.