ANT MCPARTLIN and estranged wife Lisa Armstrong have today officially been granted a divorce, but who is Lisa? Who got custody of their dog?
Ant McPartlin divorce - Today Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong were granted a divorce (Image: TWITTER/ PA)
This morning a judge granted Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong a divorce in the Central Family Court in London. Their split was announced in January following eleven years of marriage, with court documents saying the marriage had "broken down irretrievably". A decree nice was granted in under 30 seconds by Judge Alun Jenkins after now ex-wife Lisa said he became "intolerable to live with". In court papers their relationship breakdown was blamed on “adultery” with Ms Armstrong alleging Mr McPartlin “has committed adultery and (she) finds it intolerable to live with (him)".
However, the past few years have been tumultuous for the pair as Mr McPartlin has struggled with a painkiller addiction following a knee operation in 2015.
He has also had a problem with alcohol, receiving a driving ban for 20 months in April after being found to be more than twice the legal drive limit.
This incident led to the announcement that Mr McPartlin was reducing his TV commitments.
Longstanding co-host Declan Donnelly faced hosting I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here solo later this year before Holly Willoughby was announced to be stepping into Mr McPartlin’s shoes.
The chocolate Labrador can be regularly seen in cute snaps on Ms Armstrong’s Instagram page.
He said: “Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong have a dog, Hurley. One issue they may not agree on if they get divorced is who should keep Hurley, or indeed whether his care, maintenance and any other costs (such as vet and grooming bills) should be shared between the two of them.
James continued: “Some judges, for example, would expect the parties to bring a separate legal claim to decide upon who owns the pet in question, and would accordingly refuse to deal with anything involving the future care and maintenance of an animal.”