Lisa Armstrong is said to have taken a string of secret meetings with the UK’s toughest divorce lawyer in a bid to begin negotiations for a settlement in her divorce from Ant McPartlin . According to a report in The Sun , the makeup artist, 41, has had several conversations with Ayesha Vardag, who specialises in big money divorce negotiations. The founder and president of Vardags, powerhouse Ayesha is credited with getting the law changed in 2010, so that prenuptial agreements could be legally enforced in England and Wales. “Lisa has repeatedly met with Ayesha Vardag — nicknamed the Diva of Divorce,” a source told The Sun.
“She charges £845 an hour and is one of the toughest divorce lawyers in the world.” And while Ant, 42, – who is now dating former PA Anne-Marie Corbett, also 42, – has reportedly already offered Lisa the chance to keep their West London home in exchange for a quickie divorce, the insider says she is in no rush to settle. They said: “Lisa doesn’t need to be hasty.” Lisa recently returned from a month-long holiday in Los Angeles, and got straight back to work as pal Stephen Mulhern’s makeup artist on Saturday Night Takeaway spin-off show, In For A Penny. And now, it is thought that Lisa is ready to to begin dealing with her upcoming divorce. Vardag’s Emma Gill said: “All of Ant’s cash was made during their relationship. Ayesha Vardag is one of the toughest divorce lawyers in the UK
“Even though they split in January, his relationship with Anne-Marie could be classed as cheating in the eyes of the law. “Ant and Lisa’s beloved dog Hurley could also be a sticking point.” Ayesha once revealed that she often finds wealthy exes will battle to hire her first in a bid to get the upper hand in the courtroom. She said: “A separating couple will often race to get me to represent them and not the other side.” Ant won’t be presenting in the jungle with Dec this year. Mum-of-three Ayesha infamously won a whopping £64million settlement for Pauline Chai when divorcing Laura Ashley boss Khoo Kay Peng in 2017. Meanwhile, Ant has confirmed that he will be taking the rest of the year off so that he can focus on his health, which means he will skip filming I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here with co-host and best pal Declan Donnelly. He and Dec will also not front a new series of Saturday Night Takeaway next year, while the show is rested.