ANT McPartlin’s ex Lisa Armstrong arrives for an eight-hour meeting where her £31million divorce deal was struck — making her £64,583 a minute.
And The Sun on Sunday can reveal it was Lisa who paved the way to the breakthrough after she surprisingly called for early talks to end the deadlock.
This is the moment Lisa Armstrong arrived for her eight-hour divorce summit with Ant McPartlin[/caption]
The Strictly make-up artist, 43, spent all of last Tuesday with lawyers thrashing out details of the settlement.
She arrived at 10.30am and was seen leaving her barrister’s office in central London around 6.30pm — ending one of the most acrimonious celebrity divorces of all-time.
Sources said the meeting had originally been planned for the end of January.
But it was brought forward by Lisa shortly after she returned from spending Christmas and New Year with family in Mexico.
The Strictly make-up artist walked away with a £31million deal[/caption]
Surprisingly, it was Lisa who called for early talks in a bid to break the divorce settlement deadlock[/caption]
A source said: “Ant was taken aback by it all — but equally delighted. Lisa arrived at the meeting mid-morning and went inside with an objective to get it done once and for all.
“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.
“It’s a massive relief for Ant — and Dec — as it’s been hanging over both of them for such a long time.”
Ant is now dating his former personal assistant Anne-Marie Corbett[/caption]
After finally reaching an agreement with Lisa, he is now hoping to start fresh with Anne-Marie[/caption]
Britain’s Got Talent host Ant, 43, is now looking to make a fresh start with former PA Anne-Marie Corbett, also 43.
We revealed last week how Lisa would get the £5million former marital home in Chiswick, West London, plus £31million of Ant’s £50million fortune.
Lisa will get the £5million former marital home in Chiswick but the pair agreed to joint custody of their dog[/caption]
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The pair, who split in January 2018, also agreed joint custody of dog Hurley.
As the details of the deal emerged, Lisa disputed them in a tweet — without clarifying which aspects.
Pals said she is still determined to tell all about their 12-year marriage.
Their split looks to be one of the most acrimonious celebrity divorces of all-time[/caption]
A source said Lisa ‘was certainly the peacemaker but there was willingness on both sides to press ahead and move on’[/caption]
Reaching a deal is also said to be a relief for Ant ‘as it’s been hanging over both of them for such a long time’[/caption]
Now pals claim Lisa is determined to tell all about their 12-year marriage[/caption]
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