Lisa Armstrong ‘flees’ to Portugal just hours after ex Ant announces he’s become a dad for first time

LISA Armstrong has fled to Portugal hours after ex-husband Ant McPartlin welcomed his first child, according to reports.

The 47-year-old, who divorced Ant in 2018, is said to be ‘heartbroken’ by her ex’s baby joy.

Ant McPartlin's ex has reportedly left the country after his baby news


Ant McPartlin’s ex has reportedly left the country after his baby newsCredit: Splash
Ant and Anne-Marie got married in 2021


Ant and Anne-Marie got married in 2021Credit: Splash
Ant shared a first picture of baby son Wilder yesterday evening


Ant shared a first picture of baby son Wilder yesterday eveningCredit: Instagram

A source told the Mail: “Lisa has jetted off to Portugal to getaway, no doubt to escape the buzz around Ant’s news.”

Last night Lisa posted a message on social media about facing “silent battles”.

The quote she shared read: “Be proud about how you’ve been handling these past few months.

“The silent battles you’ve fought, the moments you had to humble yourself, the times you’ve wiped your own tears.

“Celebrate your strength.”

However, the make-up artist is recently said to have celebrated Ant and best pal co-star Dec Donnelly’s TV achievements.

A source told OK! magazine: “Lisa feels she played an important part in their success – she was there from the very start when Ant and Dec first had the idea (for Saturday Night Takeaway).

“Seeing the show come to an end brought back lots of happy memories.

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“It also made her realise that she and Ant were really happy and she now doesn’t want her marriage to him tarnished.

Ant McPartlin’s Joyful Journey into Fatherhood

“Lisa loved him so much and now she just wants everyone to be happy, Ant included.”

The Sun exclusively revealed how Lisa, 47, placed her five-bed mansion she once shared with Ant on the market.

The Sun also revealed Ant and Anne-Marie welcomed their little boy into the world in a posh London hospital.

Anne-Marie gave birth to baby Wilder at the London Clinic on Tuesday – the same hospital where the King and Princess of Wales received treatment for cancer.

Insiders said Ant had made his best pal Declan Donnelly his son’s godfather, after Dec made Ant the godparent to his and Ali Astall’s two children, Isla and Jack.

Since he started dating Anne-Marie, Ant has become a devoted step-dad to her children.

Ant confirmed Anne-Marie had given birth on Tuesday and shared a photograph of him cradling baby Wilder on Instagram.

He said: “Welcome to the family.

“Wilder Patrick McPartlin. Born, 14/05/24 at 8.54am


“Baby is beautiful, Mummy’s a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad’s a mess!”

Ant and Anne-Marie got together following his split from Strictly Come Dancing make-up artist Lisa in 2017.

Ant’s family tree is finally complete

By Clemmie Moodie

FOR a man whose life has played out so widely on TV – not to mention newspapers, magazines and social media – Ant McPartlin managed to keep one thing quiet: the huge family tree tattoo on his left shoulder.

Unveiling it on Instagram for the first time yesterday – to announce the birth of his newborn son, Wilder – those who know Ant say it reveals all you need to know about the chap.

That behind the TV make-up, celebrity, bulging bank accounts and endless accolades, he is a devoted family man. Family, for Ant, has always come before fame. 

Unable to have children for years, he’d have traded any NTA in the world for a world of nappy-changing.

Finally, after years of yearning, there’s a new sidekick in town – and it’s not Declan Donnelly.

Ant’s second wife, Anne-Marie, and the names of the couple’s two daughters from her first marriage, are pride of place in the newly unveiled inking. As are the couple’s two dogs, Milo and Bumble.

With the birth of his first son, Ant’s family tree is now complete.

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