Lisa Armstrong’s writing a “tasteful” tell-all memoir
She wants to inspire others with the life lessons she’s learned
‘She feels her success story is worth sharing’
It’s safe to say that Lisa Armstrong has weathered a serious storm over the past few years – and has only come out stronger. After all, this time last year, she was still relatively raw from her and ex-husband Ant Mcpartlin’s bitter split, and had yet to finalise divorce proceedings. Fast-forward 12 months and she’s finally closed that chapter of her life, and now has a new home, a lovely boyfriend and a soaring career.
Now, according to insiders, Lisa is keen to put everything she has learnt into practice – and she’s been inspired by Louise Redknapp to put pen to paper. Apparently, she’s keen to write a “tasteful tell-all” à la Louise’s recent book You Got This, which will focus mostly on her glittering career as a television make-up artist, but will also take stock of everything that she has learnt along the way in her personal life. And she’s being very clear about the fact that this is not about badmouthing Ant or digging up the past – it’s about inspiring her fans and celebrating the future.
“Lisa really admires how Louise went about her book,” says an insider close to the 44 year old, who’s happier than ever these days with electrician boyfriend James Green after her break-up from Ant in January 2018 . “The fact that it’s all about the things Louise had wished she’d known in the early stages of her divorce really speaks to Lisa. She wouldn’t want anyone to go through what she did, and she’d love to share some tips and wisdom about surviving the storm. She’s totally moved on from Ant and she feels her success story is worth sharing.”
We’re told that Lisa is still cautious about not being labelled a “bitter ex”, something she’s absolutely not. “She doesn’t want it to seem like she’s throwing Ant and Anne-marie [Corbett, his fiancée] under the bus,” says our source. “She will be honest about making it through the tough times, but she’s really hoping that the book will draw a line under the drama and help them all to move on. She’s not about any negativity, but ultimately, this book is all about being celebratory and inspirational.” ■