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.
FED-UP Ant McPartlin has “begged” estranged spouse Lisa to rush up and signal their divorce papers. The TV star, who’s now loved-up together with his former PA Anne-Marie Corbett, is eager to maneuver on as quickly as attainable. Goff Images Ant is pissed off his estranged spouse Lisa hasn’t signed the divorce papers but Goff Images Ant was pictured heading to his chauffeur pushed automotive after a meal in Wimbledon village on FridayAnt, 42, fears she is “dragging her heels” and he has been warned it might take as much as 5 years to divorce. Lisa, 41, continues to be making an attempt to come back phrases with the cut up — which was introduced in January. And he or she will probably be damage that Ant and new love Anne-Marie have had a comfy couple’s night time out with TV companion Dec Donnelly, 42, and his spouse Ali Astall, 40. They had been all collectively in Wimbledon, South London on Friday night time. Goff Images Friends say Ant, value £62million, is glad to provide Lisa an enormous settlement Make-up artist Lisa is ‘being very canny and biding her time’, a supply mentioned PA:Press Affiliation Childhood sweethearts Ant and Lisa had been collectively for 23 years and married for 12 yearsAnt and Lisa’s cellphone name got here as she flew to the US to spend time away determining her future. He has supplied Strictly make-up artist Lisa their £6million former marital house in West London if she indicators divorce papers. However she has employed a high London legislation agency — they usually have informed her the cut up is “enjoying in her favour” attributable to Ant’s relationship together with his former PA Anne-Marie, 42. priced out ‘Broke’ Katie Value being ‘compelled to unload Sussex mansion as money owed spiral’ date night time Ant and Dec take pleasure in first public double date with Anne-Marie and pregnant Ali heartbreaking The lowdown on Stacey Younger, Paul Younger’s spouse, who died at 52 MADONNA: MAD ON ME Supermodel reveals how she was ‘stalked’ by sex-crazy pop legend Madonna ROVING ISLE Love Island’s Frankie bedded blonde magnificence hours earlier than reuniting with Samira A supply mentioned: “Ant known as her final week they usually spoke for the primary time for the reason that information about his relationship with Anne Marie got here out. “He begged her to rush up with the divorce as a result of he simply desires to maneuver on together with his life. “He’s glad to provide her what she desires, together with the home, and to be very beneficiant with a settlement. “However Lisa is being very canny, and biding her time. “Clearly, their separation has been performed out in public — and Lisa’s attorneys have informed her all of it bodes effectively for her as a result of she appears just like the wronged social gathering now Ant is with Anne-Marie.” Goff Images Ant’s new love, Anne-Marie Corbett, not too long ago joined him on a double date with Declan Donnelly and his spouse Goff Images Ant, 42, had a chauffeur pushed Vary Rover ready for him after his double dinner date Goff Images His TV companion Declan Donnelly was additionally pictured outdoors the venue speaking to palsWe informed final week how Lisa had flown her mother and father to Los Angeles for help. Lisa lashed out accused former pal Anne-Marie of breaking the “lady code” after The Solar on Sunday revealed Ant’s romance with the separated mum of two in June. She was mentioned to really feel “betrayed” by the connection – though it began months after she and Ant separated. Ant — value £62million — is alleged by buddies to be glad to provide Lisa an enormous settlement that displays the very fact they’d been collectively 23 years and married for 12. However our supply mentioned: “There isn’t a time restrict — Lisa received’t stroll away with the primary provide she receives.” One problem to be resolved is the way forward for their beloved canine. Chocolate Labrador Hurley spends alternate weeks with Ant and Lisa. One in all Lisa’s buddies is alleged to be taking care of the canine throughout her custody stints whereas she is away. Our supply added: “Ant accepts that Lisa has contributed massively to his success. He’s glad for that to be mirrored in any settlement. “From Lisa’s perspective, she desires a good and simply settlement. Ian Whittaker – The Solar Lisa accused her former buddy Anne-Marie, pictured final month, of breaking ‘lady code’ by courting Ant Goff Images Dec appeared fairly animated after his night together with his finest buddy Goff Images It is the primary time the Geordie duo have been seen out and about collectively in months“Ant has been warned by his attorneys that if Lisa drags her heels it may go on for as much as 5 years, which is what he desires to keep away from. “He has been painted because the dangerous man however he’ll come out preventing if he must. “He thinks Lisa was as a lot accountable for his or her marriage break-down as he was — and has informed individuals her partying was a difficulty when she was going out with all her Strictly mates.” We informed in June final yr how troubled Ant checked himself into rehab after struggling booze and prescribed drugs issues. Anne-Marie was by his facet after his drink-drive arrest in March and for the courtroom case that noticed him fined and hit with a 20-month highway ban. Who’s Anne-Marie Corbett? Ant McPartlin’s new girlfriend, Saturday Evening Takeaway star’s private assistant and mum-of-two