ANT McPartlin’s wife Lisa Armstrong is “sleeping in a pal’s spare room” as she attempts to rebuild her life following their split.
The Sun exclusively revealed the couple ended their marriage of 11 years last week.
The Sunday Mirror report Lisa, 41, has now moved out of their £2 million London home and is staying with a friend.
A source said: It is very hard at the moment but Lisa has told those closest to her she needs a fresh start. That’s why she has been staying with friends.
“The marital home has too many memories – happy and sad. And it is close to where Ant is living. Lisa needs her own space now because she wants to try to carry on as normal as much as she can.
“Lisa is a survivor and has been through a lot – and she has no intention of acting any differently now.”
Lisa is currently in Paris working on fashion week and will return to the UK soon to continue working on Britain’s Got Talent’s spin off show.
The Sun recently revealed that Ant is prepared to pay Lisa £31 million – half of his £62 million fortune – in order to end their 11-year marriage out of court.
The massive pay-out will become the biggest divorce settlement involving a UK celebrity.
A source said: “He wants things to be amicable and doesn’t want a drawn out court battle with Lisa.
“He still views her as a best friend and wants them both to be able to walk away from the marriage positively.
“He is happy to give Lisa 50 per cent in the divorce if that is what is agreed by their lawyers.
A source close to Lisa said: “She is not motivated by money and doesn’t want a fight. But this was a real shock to her so she’s not going to rush things either.”