Lisa Armstrong was the ‘peacemaker during eight-hour long negotiation about £31m divorce from ex Ant McPartlin… making her £64,583 a minute’
- Ant has reportedly handed over £31 million of his £50m fortune to Lisa
- The make-up artist is also said to be keeping their £5 million former marital home
- Ant is said to be ‘delighted because it means he can move on’
- The former couple will share custody of beloved pet Labrador, Hurley
- Lisa previously denied the claims on Twitter, calling the news ‘nonsense’
- Ant and Lisa wed in 2006 and announced they were divorcing in January 2018
Lisa Armstrong was the ‘peacemaker’ during an eight-hour long discussion about her £31m divorce from Ant McPartlin, a source has claimed.
The make-up artist, 43, is said to have moved talks forward from a date at the end of January to last Tuesday so that a divorce deal could be made.
During the chat – where the details of their split are thought to have been decided – Lisa would have made £64,583 a minute, reports The Sun.
Making progress: Lisa Armstrong, 43, is said to have been the ‘peacemaker’ during an eight-hour long discussion about her and Ant McPartlin’s divorce in London on Tuesday
In pictures obtained by the publication Lisa was seen walking into a building in London, believed to be her lawyer’s office, while wearing a brown coat.
Lisa appeared to be in good spirits as she arrived at 10.30am and it is claimed she didn’t step out again until 6.30pm.
Speaking about the chat, a source said: ‘It was civil, nice and pleasant throughout and by the end of it all they can now move forward with their lives.
‘She was certainly the peacemaker but there was willingness on both sides to press ahead and move on.
Split: The couple (pictured in 2015) announced they were divorcing in January 2018 and their union legally came to an end during a 30-second hearing in October that year
They added: ‘It’s a massive relief for Ant — and Dec — as it’s been hanging over both of them for such a long time.’
Ant’s representative declined to comment to Mailonline. Lisa’s representative has been approached for comment.
MailOnline has contacted Ant and Lisa’s representatives for comment.
It has previously been reported that Ant is set to hand over £31m to his ex-wife in the settlement, including their £5million former marital home in West London.
According to The Sun, the I’m A Celebrity host is ‘delighted’ the case has come to an end as he can ‘move on’, two years after announcing their split.
However, as the news broke on Tuesday, Lisa took to Twitter to deny the claims, posting: ‘Nope a load of nonsense AGAIN….’
Back to work: Ant was seen filming for the upcoming series of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday as auditions kicked off in London
‘Moving forward’: A source claimed that although Lisa was the ‘peacemaker’ during the chat, ‘there was willingness on both sides to press ahead and move on’ (Lisa is pictured)
Denial: Lisa previously denied reports the couple have finally reached a divorce settlement on Twitter, calling it a ‘load of old nonsense’
She went to ‘like’ tweets which stated: ‘no amount of money could ever compensate for what this poor girl has had to endure’, and ‘Get what you can!
‘You deserve it! Terrible treatment of you since you found out when we did! And with a so called friend! It’s heartbreaking behaviour’.
Lisa also made her feelings clear on Saturday after liking a tweet which branded her ex ‘s****y and spineless’ amid their divorce battle.
Not happy: The make-up artist also took to Twitter on Saturday to like a tweet suggesting that her ex was ‘s****y and spineless’
Following the alleged agreement, Lisa liked a tweet which suggested that the money she is about to receive ‘means nothing’ because it ‘can’t buy respect’.
The post read: ‘I bet the money means nothing in some respects, it certainly can’t buy the respect she deserves…
The tweet also suggested that she was forced into silence, adding: ‘Or make-up for the s****y spineless way he scurried off & tried to silence her.’
It continued: ‘What the sum is I’m sure it will be put to much better use & I wish her all the best. [heart emoji].’
Settlement: It has been reported Ant is set to hand over £31m to his ex, including their £5m former marital home in West London (pictured with his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett)
Happier times: The I’m A Celebrity host is said to be ‘delighted’ the case has come to an end as he can ‘move on’, two years after announcing their split (pictured with Lisa in 2015)
It comes following reports that Ant is keen to ‘move on’ with girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett, now that the former couple have managed to come to an agreement.
It was reported by The Mirror on Thursday the TV presenter, 44, wanted to ensure that he focused on his girlfriend now he and his ex wife had decided to settle.
Claiming that Ant wants things to be ‘all about’ Anne-Marie, a source told the publication: ‘It’s all about her now. He just wants them to be happy.’
Anne-Marie was seen for the first time since since the report while she took their two Maltipoo dogs, Milo and Bumble, for a walk in London on Wednesday.
The former PA, 44, couldn’t wipe the smile off her face during the outing as she walked around the common with their pet pooches.
Ant and Lisa married in July 2006 and announced they were divorcing in January 2018. Their union legally came to an end during a 30-second hearing in October that year.
Back then: The couple married in July 2006 and announced they were divorcing in January 2018. Their union legally came to an end during a 30-second hearing in October that year
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