There has been no official response from Lisa Armstrong about her split from Ant McPartlin but she seems to be dropping hints about her feelings on social media.
After the break down of their 11 year marriage to the I’m A Celebrity Start, Lisa has been leaving some cryptic messages about their partnership by using her social media accounts.
Lisa works as a Strictly Come Dancing make-up artist and she very recently ‘liked’ a tweet from a fan that said she was part responsible for making Ant the success he has become.
Lisa, who is 42, favourited the tweet from one of her fans which read:
“Your unconditional love & support made A who he is.
— LovestormGeneration (@Lovestormed) January 25, 2018
“Easy to think you don’t want UNTIL you don’t have… Never be another you,” the post continued.
Recently Lisa also ‘liked’ a message on twitter that made suggestions towards the fact Ant may be “hiding something”
“You’ve done absolutely nothing wrong apart from be a loving wife!” another recently ‘liked’ tweet read.
A friend of Lisa’s told The Sun newspaper:
“She’s been using social media very subtly to reveal how she really feels — and the truth is beginning to creep out.
“She had been determined to carry on as normal but now feels totally cut out from her friendship circle.
“They’ve shared the same friends for years but it’s become obvious who they’re all siding with — especially Dec and his wife.”
Estimates have been flying about regarding how much Lisa can be entitled to when the divorce goes through. Ant is estimated to be worth around £60 million and she’s due a cut of that and potentially a percentage of his future earnings.
According to a source the couple had been trying to make things work but it just wasn’t happening.
“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.”
“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.”
A spokesperson for the famous presenter has said: “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.
“Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made.”
A number of people have come out in support of the make-up artist and most recently Strictly Come Dancing Star Chizzy Akodulu has tweeted support for Lisa Armstrong.
Chizzy used to appear in Holby City and appeared on the 2017 series of the popular Strictly show. She tweeted a message of support for Lisa after it was announced the couple would be splitting.
‘Caring, funny and amazing at her job,’ is what the caring tweet read. ‘That’s how I’d describe @lisaAmakeup And that’s all we need to know. The rest is just filling column inches. Sending love to you beautiful’.
Caring, funny and amazing at her job. That’s how I’d describe @lisaAmakeup And that’s all we need to know. The rest is just filling column inches. Sending love to you beautiful ??
— Chizzy (@chizzyakudolu) February 2, 2018
Lisa later liked that tweet amongst many other tweets of support for the 42 year old. One she did like was a tweet that agreed with Chizzy that said:
‘Well said @chizzyakudolu Lisa does an amazing job with both Strictly & BGT. ‘I take my hat off to her she has been nothing but dignified & respectful thought this whole ordeal just goes to show what an amazing person she is. Both beautiful inside & out much love’
Well said @chizzyakudolu Lisa does an amazing job with both Strictly & BGT. I take my hat off to her she has been nothing but dignified & respectful thought this whole ordeal just goes to show what an amazing person she is. Both beautiful inside & out ?? much love @lisaAmakeup
— Mo's Sweet Delights (@Mosweetdelights) February 2, 2018
She also ‘liked’ a tweet in which a fan said they had lost all respect for the popular TV show host.
The user was replying to another tweet which said:
‘He should have focused on it in private not announced his divorce. Don’t tell me he didn’t know the papers would focus on it. Whatever has happened I’ve lost respect for him. Lisa clearly wasn’t THAT bad – 23 years!! I think she knows him a lot better than you that’s for sure.’
If you know what it's like to have depression or deal with it with a loved one then please give the guy a bit of credit. Whether fans like it or not he has do e the right thing for himself.. and that's who he needs to concentrate on.
— Katie 312 (@katie312) February 2, 2018
The lawyer who Lisa has denied she is hiring to fight for her case is Baroness Fiona Shackleton. Her nickname is the ‘Steel Magnolia” and she famously left court soaked in water after Heather Mills threw water over her during the court case between Mills and Paul McCartney. Heather walked away from that case with £24.3 Million even though she demanded £125 Million originally.
It has been reported that Ant could save himself millions though by using a “genius ” clause to protect his money.
The clause, also known as the stellar contributions argument, could also protect his future earnings. It applies to divorces where one partner has been proved to have done more than the other when it comes to earnings.
The Daily Star eported Lisa could walk away with 37-40 per cent of Ant’s fortune instead of 50 per cent and a cut of his future earnings. Family lawyer Benjamin Stowe told the newspaper: “To argue stellar contribution you need to be more than good and more than great.” “The word genius comes to mind.”
Another issue in the split could be over the dog they own called Hurley. “Ant adores Hurley – he’s like his child – but obviously so does Lisa who calls him ‘my boy’.
— Lisa Armstrong (@lisaAmakeup) May 5, 2017
“It’s a very sensitive situation because they always thought they would raise him together, but they are currently sharing custody and there will be a formal agreement made in the coming weeks.”
Regardless of the personal problem between the couple though they have both returned to work on Britain’s Got Talent.
With her being a make-up artist she works across lots of the high profile TV shows including the X-Factor and Strictly. Lisa has worked with Ant his famous side-kick Declan Donnelly on many shows over the years.
Following confirmation that they will be splitting, Lisa is thought to be continuing to work with Stephen Mulhern as she is his beauty assistant but instead of being on the main show she will be moving to Mulhern’s spin off show, Britains Got More Talent.