Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett are no doubt enjoying each other's company at the moment due to the coronavirus lockdown; but the much-loved TV host hasn't stopped working as he and Dec have been hosting the popular Saturday Night Takeaway from the comfort of their sofas! When Ant isn't busy making viewers at home laugh with his sidekick, he'll be found relaxing with his girlfriend Anne-Marie and the couple like to keep themselves out of the limelight. Want to know more about their relationship? Here's what we know…
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Who is Ant's girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett?
Anne-Marie Corbett is Ant's former personal assistant, who worked for the same management company as Declan Donnelly's wife for ten years. The mother-of-two split from her husband a few months before Ant and ex-wife Lisa Armstrong broke up. Ant explained to The Sun in January 2019 that neither were looking for love, following the breakdown of their relationships: "We were going through turmoil. It was the last thing on either of our minds to get into a relationship. But there we were like 'This felt so good, why deny it.'"
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Ant and Lisa Armstrong married in 2006 but divorced in 2018
When did Ant and Anne-Marie start dating?
In January 2018, a shock statement was issued by a representative explaining that Ant and his wife of eleven years Lisa Armstrong were separating. "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after eleven years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin," the statement read.
In March 2018, Anne-Marie was pictured outside Ant's house taking the bins out and handing him a packed lunch. And in the same month, when Ant was arrested for drink-driving, Anne-Marie was by the television star's side as he headed to the police station. Speculation by the media increased over the following months, with the news breaking in June that Ant and his former PA had struck up their relationship following a break from his career. Lisa tweeted shortly after the relationship was revealed: "Thanks babe and to think she was MY friend!! xx" The 43-year-old also responded to a question that hoped the makeup artist had found out about the relationship before the media broke the story: "Nope. Just how you girls did."
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The couple have been dating since 2018
Do Ant and Anne-Marie live together?
Ant moved in with his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett in 2018 and the couple bought a £6 million mansion in Wimbledon, but while the property was undergoing renovations, Ant and Anne-Marie rented another home – complete with six bedrooms, a games room and a bar – which, according to the Daily Star, cost £12,000 a month.
One year later, the presenter and Anne-Marie moved into their home in Wimbledon, featuring seven bedrooms, a large media room, an open-plan kitchen and living area - plus an impressive master suite complete with walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite with a freestanding bath. The house has white walls and bay windows throughout, making for lots of bright, open spaces.
Anne-Marie and Ant pictured together in January
What else is there to know about Ant and Anne-Marie's relationship?
Shortly after his divorce, it was revealed Ant and Anne-Marie became proud owners of two MaltiPoos, Milo and Bumble. Speaking for the first time about their relationship to The Sun on Sunday in January 2019, the 43-year-old stated that the former PA "is the fundamental reason for the great change in my life. She's been my rock. She's a beautiful soul. We're very happy. She is the most wonderful true woman. And the way we are and when people see us together they'll see how honest and kind and happy we make each other."
In a recent interview with Stylist magazine when asked about his "happy place" the TV star went on to gush about his girlfriend. The 44-year-old told the magazine: "Mine is outdoors, with my girlfriend, walking the dogs." The ability to love and be loved is clearly important for Ant, who added that, for him, the meaning of life is: "To feel love and give love – it's the greatest feeling there is." How sweet!
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