ANT McPartlin’s ex-wife could be given a £15million settlement in their divorce.
The TV presenter confirmed to the Sun On Sunday that his 11-year marriage to make-up artist Lisa is over for good and he’s filed for divorce.
Getty – Contributor Ant McPartlin’s wife Lisa Armstrong could get £15million in their divorce
In a statement released to The Sun on Sunday, Ant’s spokesman 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 McPartlin.
“Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made.”
Ant, who also hosts Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain’s Got Talent, is estimated to be worth £62 million.
Lisa is already believed to have already hired lawyers Harbottle and Lewis to represent her in the divorce.
Getty – Contributor Ant announced ther divorce today
Ant and Dec made an amazing £29.48m last year before tax, so it seems make-up artist Lisa would be taking more than half his yearly earnings in a divorce.
Divorce lawyer Cara Nuttall told The Mirror: “The starting point will always be a 50:50 division of all assets.
“It is likely her lawyers will argue that due to the length of their relationship that there is no room for negotiation on that.”
His 2007 presenting deal with ITV was rumoured to be worth around £40 million and a more recent deal is said to be worth around £30 million – split between himself and Dec.
PA:Press Association The couple have been married for 11 years
Ant and Dec are both property investors too – reportedly owning properties worth around £10 million combined.
It is also reported that they are each insured against the other’s death, with the amount reportedly being around £1 million.
A spokesman for the 42-year-old TV host said ‘Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa’
The Sun revealed it was Ant’s decision to end the marriage following a series of emotional face to face meetings with Lisa.
A source close to Ant said: “This was a tough decision for Ant but he has to do the right thing for his health.
Getty Images – Getty A source said the decision to separate was ‘the right thing for Ant’s health’
“It hasn’t happened overnight. They’ve been having problems for ages. The marriage has effectively been struggling for eight months. He’s given it a good go.
“They’ve met up and spoken about it a number of times and this is the decision he has made. They are getting divorced. He is obviously really upset about it.”
However, Ant wants to make sure Lisa is looked after despite their split.
The source said: “Ant’s big concern in the whole thing is Lisa and making it as easy as possible for her.