Lisa Armstrong breaks social media silence following divorce announcement from Ant McPartlin

Lisa Armstrong

by Emma Dodds |
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Ant McPartlin's wife Lisa Armstrong has shied away from the public eye since her divorce from Ant was announced

Lisa, 41, has been married to Ant since 2006, but after months of speculation over the state of their marriage, 42-year-old Ant announced his separation from Lisa at the weekend.

He announced the split on Saturday night in a statement released to The Mirror, which read: "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin."

GALLERY: 7 cheap and easy ways to cheer yourself up on Blue Monday


7 cheap and easy ways to cheer yourself up on Blue Monday (slider)

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1) Go and see a happy film at the cinema

There's nothing like completely losing yourself in a story at the cinema to cheer you up! We know it can be a slightly expensive trip, but what better excuse to treat yourself to a cinema trip than Blue Monday?!

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2) Watch a film at home in your pjs

Can't be bothered to go out? Don't worry about it. You can instantly stream all the Bridget Jones films from Amazon here from the comfort of your own home. Get yourself a bottle of wine on the way home and get the girls round – is there a better antidote to the 'saddest day of the year'?

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3) Bake a lovely cake

It's scientifically proven that the smell of a freshly baked cake filling the house releases endorphins in the brain and makes you happy.…Ok, it's not scientifically proven, but it's definitely an excellent way of making you feel good about yourself. Especially when you see the masterpiece you have created with your own two hands! And, of course, it will taste good. You could even get the kids involved with this, if you don't mind your kitchen potentially turning into a huge mess…

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4) Go out for a meal with a pal

If you can't be bothered to cook or bake yourself, eat out! So, it's a Monday – who cares? Do something a bit wild, go out on a school night! Zizzi are doing a free glass of prosecco or a free pudding with every main meal - so long as you pop a pic on Insta with the tags #DontWorryBeZizzi and @WeAreZizzi. We strongly advise you to just eat whatever you want and worry about the diet tomorrow when it's NOT the most depressing day of the year.

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5) Treat yoself to a pampering sesh

This is a no-brainer, really. Dig out all those smellies you got for Christmas that you normally end up chucking away after they've gone off in July and really treat yourself to a nice hot bath with a face mask and a hot chocolate. Or wine. Got kids? Give them a Very Important Task to complete in absolute silence – doesn't matter what it is, as long as they're quite for an hour or two, giving you enough time to completely relax in the bath smelling like a queen.

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6) Avoid social media

We know this is going to be a difficult one to accomplish – how will you last a day without scrolling through the Closer Facebook page?! But honestly, you won't do yourself a better favour today than this. Do you REALLY want to be reading loads of upsetting statuses and feeling sorry for yourself? No, you do not. Get rid of it for 24 hours.

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7) Write a list of positive things in your life

This might sound a bit cheesy, but it really does help improve your mental health. We all get so caught up in things that aren't that important in the grand scheme of things, and if you take a step back and write down everything that you're thankful for, it's sure to life your spirits. Look at photos of you and your family and friends or old holiday photos – they're sat gathering dust in albums in the spare room, now is their time to shine!

The statement went on: "Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statements will be made."

A source close to Ant, who will reportedly be shelling out £31m to Lisa in their divorce, then told The Sun On Sunday that Ant's "tough decision" was down to his health, saying: "It hasn’t happened overnight, they have been having problems for ages."

They added that the couple had been "struggling for eight months", adding: "He's given it a good go.

“They’ve met up and spoken about it a number of times and this is the decision he has made. They are getting divorced. He is obviously really upset about it."

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Lisa, however, has kept schtum since the divorce was announced two days ago.

And while she hasn't written any posts herself, Lisa has returned to Twitter to like some supportive tweets from her fans and followers.

One read: "Going through difficult times we must always be reminded that better times are ahead. For a beautiful person like yourself it will be tough but keep your chin up and you will bloom again."

Another person wrote: "Well I think @lisaAmakeup has stayed classy to the end. She hasn't deserved any of this.i really feel for her.all this over the papers.just no need @antanddec keep stuff private.chin up Lisa."

One person commented: "@lisaAmakeup I wanted to send you enormous amounts of love and luck for the future ❤️❤️❤️u have remained so dignified in the face of the media - u r a true inspiration x."

Ant's health problems have been well-documented since he revealed he was entering rehab last summer for addictions to alcohol and painkillers.

Our thoughts are with Ant and Lisa at this difficult time. ❤️

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