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LISA: ‘This di­vorce has made me stronger’

They’ve had a bit­ter break-up, and now it’s of­fi­cially all over for Ant Mcpartlin and Lisa Arm­strong as they were granted a di­vorce last week.

Ant, 42, and Lisa, 41, ended their 11-year mar­riage in just 30 sec­onds, with Lisa cit­ing “adul­tery” as the rea­son for di­vorce, along with find­ing it “in­tol­er­a­ble” to live with Ant. Lisa was able to cite adul­tery as she was mar­ried – although sep­a­rated at the time – to Ant when he be­gan a re­la­tion­ship with his for­mer PA Anne-marie Cor­bett, 42, in April.

Hours af­ter their mar­riage was ended, Lisa was seen film­ing for Strictly spin-off It Takes Two – where she serves as head makeup artist – look­ing happy and re­laxed. Fans com­mented on how con­tent Lisa seemed, with one say­ing, “Look­ing good, Lisa. On­wards and up­wards!” While an­other added, “I hope she finds hap­pi­ness again.”

And de­spite pre­vi­ously ex­press­ing her heartache over the split – and last week lik­ing a Tweet that said she’d had a “hideous year”, as well as pre­vi­ously lik­ing com­ments about Anne-marie break­ing the “girl code”– friends say Lisa is feel­ing pos­i­tive about the split and is ready to move on.

A source says, “Lisa feels that the di­vorce be­ing fi­nalised has marked a change in her men­tal state, fi­nally al­low­ing her to draw a line un­der that painful chap­ter and start fo­cus­ing on her fu­ture.”

Mean­while, Ant – who at­tended re­hab ear­lier this year for ad­dic­tion to al­co­hol and painkillers – ap­pears to be hap­pier than ever with his new girl­friend, with fans notic­ing ear­lier this month that a selfie with Anne-marie was his phone back­ground.

And pals say Ant is re­lieved that the di­vorce is over and is look­ing for­ward to mov­ing on and start­ing a new life.

A source says, “Ant feels like he has a new lease of life. He never wanted to hurt Lisa, but he be­lieves he de­serves hap­pi­ness, too. He hasn’t ruled out mar­ry­ing again, or even hav­ing chil­dren with her – which he’s pre­vi­ously been open about want­ing. He wishes Lisa the best. He’ll al­ways love and care about her.”

Ant’s phone back­ground is a selfie with his new girl­friend

The pre­sen­ter is dat­ing his for­mer PA Anne-marie

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