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Ant McPartlin is engaged to Anne-Marie Corbett after suggesting a romantic proposal on Christmas Eve


Ant McPartlin is engaged to girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett after romantically asking the question on Christmas Eve.

The presenter, 45, has been connected to the personal assistant, 43, since March 2018, and an "avid" Declan Donnelly is expected to "act as best man" at her wedding – just like at Ant's first wedding in 2006.

It comes three years after Ant confirmed he split from his 12-year-old wife, makeup artist Lisa Armstrong, 44.

Congratulations! Ant McPartlin got engaged to Anne-Marie Corbett after romantically asking the question on Christmas Eve

A spokesperson told MailOnline: 'Ant and Amzie are excited to announce their engagement. The proposal took place on Christmas Eve at home in a very romantic setting. & # 39;

While a buddy told The Sun, “Ant has been planning this for a while – but wanted to make sure the moment was just right.

“He's a traditionalist, so he got on one knee after first checking with Anne Marie's family that he had their blessing. It was super romantic and Anne-Marie obviously said "yes" straight away. & # 39;

"Obviously, getting engaged in the middle of a pandemic isn't ideal when it comes to planning a wedding. At the moment, a summer ceremony looks extremely unlikely, so it could well be a 2022 matter."

They added that Ant should ask his co-host, Dec, to be his best man, and that the host thoughtfully designed Anne-Marie's ring himself.

Get Serious: Ant and Anne-Marie were first married in March 2018, two months after Ant posted a statement to confirm he split from his 12-year-old wife, Lisa Armstrong

Get Serious: Ant and Anne-Marie were first married in March 2018, two months after Ant posted a statement to confirm he split from his 12-year-old wife, Lisa Armstrong

Dec was also the best man at Ant's first wedding to ex Lisa in Buckinghamshire in 2006 and is said to be "thrilled" with the engagement.

Ant also had the honor of playing the role of best man at Dec's wedding to Ali Astall in 2015, where the duo wore matching light blue suits.

The engagement also comes after Ant sweetly mentioned Anne-Marie in I & # 39; m A Celebrity when he said, "My happy place is at home with my girlfriend."

During one of the attempts, 30-year-old radio host Jordan North, who finished second on the show, was buried in a metal cage while 50 snakes slid over him.

To make the 10 minutes faster, Jordan spoke to the hosts and asked them random questions and signed autographs.

The DJ asked the duo to name their "happy place" and told Ant, "You go first."

Exes: The exciting engagement news comes three years after Ant confirmed his split with Lisa (pictured on their 2006 wedding anniversary).

Exes: The exciting engagement news comes three years after Ant confirmed his split with Lisa (pictured on their 2006 wedding anniversary).

He was quick to say, "At home with my girlfriend and the kids," which led to an "Oh, that's nice" from Jordan as he tried his best to stay calm with the lines.

Ant and Anne-Marie were first married in March 2018, two months after Ant posted a statement to confirm that he split from the wife of 12-year-old Lisa Armstrong.

Anne-Marie separated from her husband Scott in October 2017, and the two of them raised their two daughters on friendly terms.

In March 2018, Anne-Marie, the former couple's personal assistant, was seen giving Ant a packed lunch in front of his house.

She also escorted Ant to his court hearing, where he was fined £ 86,000 in April 2018 and banned from driving for 20 months after being allowed to drive with drinks.

The pair continued to be seen over the next several months, and in June 2018, Lisa Ant's new girlfriend accused Ant of breaking the new girl code by dating the TV star.

In October 2018, just days before his and Lisa's divorce petition was approved, Ant was holding his phone, which he and Anne-Marie have as a screensaver.

Wedding time! Both Ant and Anne-Marie were already married, and the personal assistant split from her husband Scott in October 2017

Wedding time! Both Ant and Anne-Marie were already married, and the personal assistant split from her husband Scott in October 2017

Ant and Lisa's union was legally terminated during a 30-second hearing. In November 2018, however, the couple reportedly fought for custody of the dog Hurley.

Lisa and Ant finalized their divorce in April 2020 after breaking up in 2018 following the moderator's highly documented battle over pain medication and alcohol.

The Saturday Night Takeaway Ant has been reported to have turned over £ 31 million in her divorce settlement to Lisa after an eight-hour trial, including her £ 5 million home in west London.

The beauty expert is said to have been the "peacemaker" during an eight-hour discussion about her divorce from the TV star, The Sun claimed.

The publication initially alleged the TV veteran offered more than half of his estimated £ 50million fortune, but was "pleased" that the case had ended as he was "moving on" two years after the split was announced could.

How exciting: Ant has reportedly been planning a proposal for some time to make sure the event is perfect (pictured with Anne-Marie in London in March).

How exciting: Ant has reportedly been planning a proposal for some time to make sure the event is perfect (pictured with Anne-Marie in London in March).

Best friends: They added that Ant is expected to ask his co-host, Dec, to be his best man (pictured on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! During the 2020 series in Wales)

Best friends: They added that Ant is expected to ask his co-host, Dec, to be his best man (pictured on I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! During the 2020 series in Wales)

However, when the news broke, the former singer took to Twitter to decline the reports, writing, "No, another lot of nonsense …"

She went to "Like" tweets that said, "No amount of money could ever make up for what this poor girl endured" and "Get what you can!"

& # 39; You deserve it! Terrible treatment of you since you found out when we did! And with a so-called friend! It's heartbreaking behavior, "said another.

In 2019, friends of the former couple told The Mail Am Sonntag that, despite Ant's efforts to hold back their separation, Lisa still wanted her day in court.

Lisa is said to have had the feeling that Ant got away with a lot after their breakup. She was also believed to be upset and deeply hurt that he moved on so quickly when he began a new relationship with Anne-Marie.

Dog parents: Ant and ex Lisa share custody of their beloved Labrador Hurley (Lisa pictured with Hurley in March 2016)

Dog parents: Ant and ex Lisa share custody of their beloved Labrador Hurley (Lisa pictured with Hurley in March 2016)

A source close to the couple said, “Ant has been very generous with financial handling, but Lisa is the opposite of someone motivated by money.

“She doesn't care – she deserves her own. But she's been so hurt from all of this.

“What the general public and his fans don't realize is that Ant's decision to end the marriage was made after years of Lisa trying to save him from herself.

It was very, very difficult to watch him move on. Lisa is very aware that a judge may not forgive her as much as Ant offers, but she doesn't care.

Denial: Lisa took to Twitter to close down claims she received £ 31million from her divorce from Ant in January and wrote, "No, a lot of nonsense AGAIN ..."

Denial: Lisa took to Twitter to close down claims she received £ 31million from her divorce from Ant in January and wrote, "No, a lot of nonsense AGAIN …"

Supportive Fans: The former singer continued to enjoy tweets stating that "no amount of money" would be in compensation for her experience over the past few months

Supportive Fans: The former singer continued to enjoy tweets stating that "no amount of money" would be in compensation for her experience over the past few months

"She's suffered tremendously from all of this and she wants her day in court."

Their union legally ended during a 30-second hearing in October 2018 that was finalized over a decade of marriage.

During the hearing, Ant technically had to admit adultery with Anne-Marie when their relationship officially began while he and Lisa were still married.

A year before they split up, Ant entered rehab after struggling with a two-year dependence on high-strength pain medication following knee surgery in 2015.

In April 2018, he was banned from the street for 20 months and fined £ 86,000 for being more than double what the law required.

Another Christmas: The former couple concluded the divorce from their ex-husband Ant McPartlin eight months ago (picture 2017).

Another Christmas: The former couple concluded the divorce from their ex-husband Ant McPartlin eight months ago (picture 2017).

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