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Ant McPartlin ‘still in divorce talks’ with ex Lisa Armstrong

They split earlier this year

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Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong are reportedly still locked in divorce talks 11 months after splitting.

The former couple – who separated in January – were granted a decree nisi during a court hearing on October 16.

Ant and Lisa can now apply for the decree absolute to finalise the divorce however, according to the Mirror, a spokesman for Ant told the publication: “There is no decree absolute today,” suggesting they may have to wait a bit longer.

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong, Guest attend British Academy Television Craft Awards 2015 at the Brewery, London
Ant and Lisa will be divorced soon (Credit: FameFlynet)

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Couples who are divorcing must wait six weeks and one day from the date they are granted a decree nisi to apply for the absolute.

Once they apply and are granted a decree absolute, both parties are free to marry again if they wish to do so.

The Mirror reports that sources claim Ant could be considering proposing to his new girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett once the divorce is finalised.

However, she must go down the divorce route too before they can tie the knot after ending her own marriage to ex-husband Scott Corbett.

Ant announced his split from Lisa earlier this year (Credit: Wenn)

ED! has contacted representatives for Ant for comment.

Ant, who is best known for his TV partnership with Dec Donnelly, announced that he was splitting from his wife earlier this year.

Last month, Ant and Lisa were granted a divorce in a 30-second hearing. Lisa had sought a divorce on the grounds of adultery.

Court documents indicated the judge held that “the respondent has committed adultery and that the petitioner finds it intolerable to live with the respondent.”

Lisa Armstrong arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Lisa appeared in court earlier this month (Credit: Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Ant began a relationship with personal assistant Anne-Marie after his split from Lisa but before they had officially divorced, which meant he was technically still married while in a new romance, hence the ‘adultery’ grounds.

Earlier this month, Ant and Lisa begun a divorce court fight over money.

Mr Justice Mostyn oversaw a preliminary hearing in the Family Division of the High Court on November 5, which Lisa attended but Ant did not.

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