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Ant McPartlin ‘paying Lisa Armstrong’s legal fees’ to speed up divorce

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 02/11/2018 Mark Jeffries
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Ant McPartlin is going to incredible lengths to ensure his divorce from estranged wife Lisa Armstrong goes as quick and smoothly as possible.

The troubled TV presenter is reported to be paying his ex-wife 's legal fees in a bid to speed up the process.

Ant, who will sit out of the forthcoming series of I'm A Celebrity, is said to have also footed the bill for Lisa's recent holiday to Los Angeles.

Speaking to The Mirror, a source shared: "Ant is paying for all of Lisa's legal fees.

"He is still helping her financially with other expenses, like when she went on holiday to LA.

"It is amicable and things are moving forward.

"Ant wants it done as quickly and fairly as possible, so they can move on with their lives."

The insider added that the Geordie star hoped to have everything sorted in "weeks rather than months".

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Ant McPartlin's 'cruel words of rejection' to ex-wife Lisa Armstrong

Troubled Ant McPartlin has had a heck of a year.

But now the TV presenter's pals have made it clear he is 'happier than ever'.

The comments from the Britain's Got Talent presenter's friends come since he divorced estranged wife Lisa Armstrong.

The pair split earlier this year, after 23 years of marriage.

It came the TV presenter attended rehab for the first time.

He later publicly apologised for putting his wife "through hell."

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Ant has now moved on with his former PA, Anne-Marie Corbett.

In June, the TV star's close friend Simon Hargreaves tweeted "Long overdue catch up with my buddy of 20+ years for lunch this week. 6 months sober, annoyingly healthy looking, and happier than I’ve seen him in years."

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After a source told The Sun , “He’s had a tough time of it, but Anne-Marie has put a smile back on his face again. She has been his rock."

Mirror Online reports , relationship expert April Masini, who runs the Relationship Advice Forum , said such 'cruel' words would have been deeply hurtful for Lisa - who kept Ant as her Twitter profile picture for six months after he announced their split in a solo January statement.

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"Ant McPartlin’s parting shot at his ex-wife, that he’s 'happier than ever' with his new partner, is going to sting," she explains.

"This is a rejection of his ex and it’s also a rejection of the relationship .

"After 23 years together, that’s a pretty grim to way to sum things up. No question about it, Ms. Armstrong is going to hurt from that kind of zinger."

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However, she believes the comments could actually help Lisa move on with her own life after they were granted a decree nisi on the grounds of his adultery earlier this month.

April continued, "On the other hand… someone who can be that cruel, is not a partner you’d want to hold onto.

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"In fact, when people leave each other with venom, it’s a lot easier to move on than if they leave with kindness.

"With any luck, Ms. Armstrong can process the rejection and remember that it’s no good to stay with someone who doesn’t want to be with you.

"Rejection is hurtful, but it’s also a gift. If you see it that way, then you can turn away from the rejection and look towards a future that will be bright, with distance from the ex."

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