Lisa Armstrong Grieves as Ant Welcomes Baby

Ant McPartlin announces birth amid Lisa Armstrong's personal grief.

by Nouman Rasool
Lisa Armstrong Grieves as Ant Welcomes Baby
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TV presenter Ant McPartlin and his wife, Anne-Marie Corbett, proudly announce the birth of their firstborn. The 48-year-old star broke the good news earlier this week by announcing that their newborn baby boy, Wilder Patrick McPartlin, was born on May 14th at 8:54am.

There was also his sentimental photo of Ant holding the newborn with a caption: "Welcome to the family. Wilder Patrick McPartlin. Born, 14/05/24 at 8.54am. Baby is beautiful, Mummy's a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad's a mess." Meanwhile has not been feeling well is Ant's ex-wife Lisa Armstrong.

She has had to find a way through the fifth anniversary of her father Derek's death. It came hours after Lisa, Ant's wife of 11 years, had poured out her heart on social media. She shared an image of her father's gravestone: "My Heart…5 years.

#MyDegs #MyHero." On the day Ant made his revelation, she posted a hopeful message to her followers: "Be proud of how you have been handling these past few months.

Lisa's Grief and Strength

"The silent battles you've fought, the moments you've had to humble yourself, the times you've wiped your own tears.

Celebrate your strength." "It's a difficult time for Lisa, but the holiday was planned long before Ant knew he was having a baby. It was to mark the anniversary of her dad's death," a source close to Lisa told The Sun. The source added that Lisa is making her way to Portugal to handle the situation.

"She and Ant tried to have kids but it wasn't to be, so they got Hurley, their chocolate brown Labrador. He is her baby now, and she's moved on from Ant," the source said. Ant and Lisa had spent 23 years of their lives together before their marriage fell apart.

Their romance had hit skids after it became associated with the personal problems of Ant, which involved alcohol and prescription drugs, and his high-profile conviction for drink-driving in 2018. His new partner after Lisa is Anne-Marie, whom he married in 2021.

It had been well established that Ant and Lisa wanted to have kids together. Ant had once confessed, "Lisa and I would love to have kids. We're trying. It's tougher than you think when you get a bit older. We've been trying for a little while so fingers crossed." Reportedly, Lisawas aware of Ant's baby news from the media rather than Ant himself.