Lisa Armstrong has liked a tweet calling 2020 as a ‘s*** show of a year’ after news of ex-husband Ant McPartlin announced his engagement to Anne-Marie Corbett.
The make-up artist, 44, appeared to be making her feelings known on the matter by liking the message a friend wrote on the social media site on Thursday.
It was revealed on Friday that Ant had got engaged to girlfriend Anne-Marie after romantically popping the question on Christmas Eve.
Response: Lisa Armstrong liked a tweet about how 2020 was a ‘s*** show of a year’ after ex-husband Ant McPartlin announced his engagement to Anne-Marie Corbett
The tweet that Lisa liked read: ‘Feeling really down today, christmas as come and gone and another year is over. BUT I’m counting my blessings.
‘Although it’s been a s**t show of a year for everyone, we’ve been luckier than some. Stay safe everyone, let’s hope 2021 holds better things for us all.’
A few days later Lisa also liked a tweet that described her as a ‘beautiful lady, inside and out’, as her friend wrote: ‘Congratulations to YOU Lisa, real classy lady xx’
Ant, 45, has been linked to the personal assistant, 43, since March 2018 and it is expected that a ‘thrilled’ Declan Donnelly will ‘act as the best man’ at their wedding – just as he was at Ant’s first nuptials back in 2006.
Congratulations! It was revealed on Friday that Ant had got engaged to girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett after romantically popping the question on Christmas Eve (pictured in 2019)
Looking back: The tweet Lisa liked read: ‘Although it’s been a s**t show of a year for everyone, we’ve been luckier than some. Stay safe everyone, let’s hope 2021 holds better things for us all’
Sweet: A few days later Lisa also liked a tweet that described her as a ‘beautiful lady, inside and out’, as a friend wrote: ‘Congratulations to YOU Lisa, real classy lady xx’
Ant’s forthcoming nuptials comes three years after he confirmed he had split from his wife of 12 years, the pair are said to have finalised their divorce in April last year.
A spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Ant and Amzie are delighted to announce their engagement. The proposal took place on Christmas Eve at home in a very romantic setting.’
While a pal told The Sun: ‘Ant has been planning this for some time – but wanted to make sure the moment was just right.
Exes: Ant’s engagement news comes three years after he confirmed his split from Lisa, they are said to have finalised their divorce in April (pictured on their wedding day in 2006)
‘He’s a traditionalist, so got down on one knee after first checking with Anne Marie’s family that he had their blessing. It was super-romantic, and obviously Anne-Marie said “yes” straight away.
‘Obviously getting engaged in the midst of a pandemic isn’t ideal when it comes to planning a wedding… at the moment a summer ceremony is looking extremely unlikely, so it may well be a 2022 affair.’
They added that Ant is expected to ask his co-host Dec to be his best man, and that the presenter thoughtfully designed Anne-Marie’s ring himself.
Romance: Ant and Anne-Marie were first linked in March 2018, two months after Ant released a statement to confirm that he had split from wife of 12 years Lisa Armstrong (pictured in 2019)
Dec was also best man at Ant’s first wedding to ex Lisa in Buckinghamshire back in 2006 and is said to be ‘thrilled’ about the engagement.
Ant also got the honour of fulfilling the best man role at Dec’s nuptials to Ali Astall in 2015 where the duo wore matching bright blue suits.
In November, Ant made a sweet reference to Anne-Marie during I’m A Celebrity’s live final when he said ‘my happy place is at home with my girlfriend.’
During one of the trials, radio host Jordan North, 30, who finished second in the show, had to lay entombed in a metal cage while 50 snakes slithered all over him.
Best man? A ‘thrilled’ Declan Donnelly is expected to ‘act as the best man’ at their wedding – just as he was at Ant’s first nuptials to Lisa back in 2006
In an attempt to make the 10 minutes go by faster, Jordan chatted away to the hosts and asked them random questions as well as for their autographs.
The DJ asked the duo to name their ‘happy place’, telling Ant: ‘You go first.’
He quickly said, ‘at home with my girlfriend and the kids’, which prompted an ‘oh, that’s lovely’ from Jordan as he tried his best to stay composed with the snakes.
Ant and Anne-Marie share two dogs, Milo and Brumble, and are thought to have finally moved into their seven-bedroom £6m South West London home in 2020 after purchasing it the year before.
Ant McPartlin through the years
1989-1993: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly shoot to fame after meeting on hit TV drama Byker Grove as characters PJ (Ant) and Duncan (Dec).
1994: The duo release single Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble under their Byker Grove names, with it reaching number 9 in the charts. The song later reaches number 1 in 2013.
2002: Hit gameshow Saturday Night Takeaway is launched as well as their hosting gig on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! making them staples on evening TV.
2006: Ant married Lisa Armstrong in Buckinghamshire with Dec being his best man for the nuptials.
2015: Dec marries Ali Astall, with Ant returning the favour and being best man for the occasion.
2017: Ant checks into rehab for addiction to painkillers. The star says he developed the problem after having an operation on his knee in 2015.
2018: Ant announces he had split from wife of 12 years Lisa in January and in March is linked to Anne-Marie Corbett for the first time. He also appears in court after being charged with drink driving. He is fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty.
2020: Ant and Lisa finalise their divorce in April, with her reportedly getting a £31m settlement. The TV host proposes to Anne-Marie on Christmas Eve.