Lisa Armstrong shares another late night message after ex-husband Ant McPartlin revealed he and second wife Anne-Marie are expecting a baby
Lisa Armstrong shared another late night message, on Sunday evening.
The Strictly makeup artist, 47, took to her Instagram Stories as the time neared midnight, where she posted an empowering quote from Dave Grohl.
Lisa’s message read: ‘No one is you and that is your superpower.’
The upload came a day after her ex-husband Ant McPartlin, 48 – to whom she was married for 11 years – reportedly revealed to friends that he and his second wife Anne-Marie Corbett, 46, are expecting their first baby together.
The TV host is said to be ‘beyond delighted’ by the news as he told his Britain’s Got Talent co-stars this week and revealed their bundle of joy is set to be born in June.
Lisa Armstrong, 47, shared another late night message on Sunday, a day after her ex-husband Ant McPartlin, 48, revealed he and his second wife are expecting their first baby together
The Strictly makeup artist took to her Instagram Stories as the time neared midnight, where she posted an empowering quote from Dave Grohl
ANt reportedly confirmed to pals that he is set to become a first-time father with wife Anne-Marie , 46, after his long-time desire for a family
During the early hours of Sunday morning, Lisa shared a cryptic post just hours after he ex revealed his baby news.
She took to Instagram to repost a snap that pop icon Britney Spears posted to her own Instagram: just of a pink background and a small heart in the middle.
However, it appears that Lisa shared the post in solidarity as Britney has struggled with her love life recently too after her estranged husband Sam Asghari, has nearly finalized their divorce, six months after he filed to end their 14-month marriage.
Taking to Instagram for the first time just hours after Ant’s baby news was announced, Lisa paid tribute to the beloved dog she still shares with Ant, Hurley.
The adorable sketch of a dog’s paws in its owner’s hands read: ‘Thank you for being my dog, someone to do life with, and above all, thank you for being my best friend.’
Lisa reposted the drawing alongside some praying hand emojis as she gushed over the chocolate Labrador she still shares custody of with Ant.
During their divorce battle, Ant is said to have told lawyers: ‘She can have anything she wants – except the dog’, as the former couple reportedly agreed to take it in turns to look after Hurley.
Ant previously revealed in a candid 2013 interview that he and Lisa experienced a ‘tough’ battle trying to conceive.
During the early hours of Sunday morning, Lisa shared a cryptic post
The Strictly makeup artist, who was married to Ant for 11 years, took to Instagram in the early hours of Sunday morning to repost a snap that pop icon Britney Spears had posted
‘I love that idea, but I’m afraid it’s not true. Lisa and I would love to have kids. We’re trying. It’s tougher than you think when you get a bit older.’
It was previously rumoured back in December that Anne-Marie could be expecting their first child after she appeared to be several months pregnant while returning from a trip to Dubai.
Anne-Marie, who has two children from her previous marriage, is believed to have already had her five-month scan which allowed the couple to confidently let the cat out of the bag.
A source told the publication: ‘This is the news everyone wanted. Ant and Anne- Marie are beyond delighted’.
‘It’s no secret that Ant has always wanted children, but that it may never happen for him was something he had, sadly, come to terms with’.
They went on to describe Ant as a ‘wonderful doting father’ to Anne-Marie’s children and said the couple did everything they could to keep the news a secret for as long as possible.
Adding: ‘To be having a child two years short of his 50th birthday, with the love of his life, is the stuff of dreams for Ant’.
MailOnline has contacted Ant’s reps for comment.
Anne-Marie, who has two children from her previous marriage, is believed to have already had her five-month scan which allowed the couple to confidently let the cat out of the bag (pictured in January)
It comes before Lisa took to Instagram for the first time just hours after the news was announced and paid tribute to the beloved dog she still shares with Ant, Hurley
During their divorce battle, Ant is said to have told lawyers: ‘She can have anything she wants – except the dog’ (Lisa pictured with dog Hurley)
There have been rumours swirling for some months that the couple might be expecting – particularly after Anne-Marie decided against flying to Australia to be at her husband’s side while he hosted ITV’s I’m A Celebrity.
The pair got together after meeting while she worked for Ant and his former wife, Lisa.
Friends previously told MailOnline’s Katie Hind that Lisa would be ‘very upset’ if her former partner’s happy news was confirmed – because she too was desperate to become a mother.
It is believed that she and Ant tried for a baby for several years and she was devastated when their marriage ended in 2018, still childless.
For make-up artist Lisa what has made it harder is that Anne-Marie worked for them as a PA before she began dating the I’m A Celeb star.
A friend said in December: ‘Anne-Marie was Lisa’s friend, and she was heavily involved in getting her the job working for the McPartlins.
It comes after Ant previously revealed in a candid 2013 interview that he and Lisa experienced a ‘tough’ battle trying to conceive (pictured at their wedding in 2006)
‘Lisa would send Anne-Marie’s children birthday and Christmas presents, she even went on holiday with them, and then bang, it all changed.’
Ant and Lisa – a former singer in the now defunct pop band Deuce – married in 2006 at a lavish ceremony at Cliveden House in Berkshire.
They split in September 2018 after he checked into rehab for addiction issues.
A lengthy divorce battle followed, mostly over the TV star’s £60million fortune.
Rumours that the couple had split emerged in autumn 2017 after Lisa did not accompany Ant to Australia for I’m A Celeb.
She denied there were problems at the time, pointing out that she had a job and had not been to Australia for years.
But Ant’s representative announced in January 2018 that the couple’s 11-year marriage had ended.
Lisa was said to have indicated her disapproval of the relationship by liking a fan’s tweet which said it was ‘a major girl code breach’ to ‘start shacking up with your wife’s friend’.
Her and Ant’s marriage officially ended in October 2018 when she was granted a decree nisi after he admitted adultery.
Lisa split from her most recent partner, James, 40, in August 2023 after he surprisingly ended their romance and moved out of her £4.5m London home while she was working in Manchester.
And just last year, Lisa split from her most recent partner, James, 40, in August 2023 after he surprisingly ended their romance and moved out of her £4.5m London home while she was working in Manchester
Insiders close to the former couple have told MailOnline their relationship turned toxic over money, as Lisa claims she loaned him cash during their time together back, but he’s resisting all approaches.
Lisa and James dated for three years and the electrician was her most serious relationship since her high-profile divorce from husband Ant, in which she received a reported £31m payout.
James was working for a company installing electric doors when they met, having recently moved out of the £450,000 family home he shared with ex-wife Kirsty in Winchester, Hampshire.
But James shocked Lisa by breaking up with her unannounced and moved his belongings out of her home when she was away.
A source told MailOnline at the time: ‘I don’t really know what has gone wrong. The two of them were only on a swanky holiday together in the Caribbean or somewhere about eight weeks ago.
‘He was with her one day, and he just wasn’t with her the next day. There was no inkling that anything was wrong.’
Despite the surprise split, friends told how the pair were initially on amicable terms but that is no longer the case, mainly in part due to Lisa’s demands for her money back.
A friend of James said: ‘When Lisa gave him that money, he thought it was in good grace – he didn’t see it as a loan with strict conditions to pay it back by a certain time.
‘It’s all got rather messy and Lisa threatening him with legal action is obviously concerning given her financial power.’
Sharing joint custody of Hurley, the arrangement led to the TV presenter’s chauffeur ferrying the dog between the two of them so they did not have to see each other.
It was reported in February last year that Lisa wanted her pet to live with her full-time.
She is said to have argued that it was only fair as Ant also had two Maltipoo dogs – Maltese and poodle crossbreeds – called Milo and Bumble.