Simon Cowell helps Lisa Armstrong in wake of bitter Ant McPartlin split

Simon Cowell Lisa Armstrong Ant McPartlin divorce

by Daisy McLure |
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With attention focused on Ant McPartlin’s new romance, insiders say his ex Lisa Armstrong has turned to mutual pal Simon Cowell to kickstart her US career

She’s made no secret of her hurt over her estranged husband Ant McPartlin’s rumoured relationship with their former PA, Anne Marie Corbett, and tweeted, ‘Lies, lies, lies’ last week amid fresh allegations.

Lisa Armstrong's outburst followed a series of damning claims made about her last week as it was reported she had treated former pal and assistant Anne Marie ‘as a skivvy’ and booted her out of their marital home after a ferocious bust-up. And insiders say Lisa is upset the situation has escalated in the way it has and has asked celeb pals for help.

A source told Closer: “Lisa’s hurt and sad it’s come to this and never thought after 11 years of marriage it would become such a slanging match.

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“She’d been holding onto their marriage for so long and was still clinging onto hope they could reunite, so for it to have all become so nasty is painful. She’s turned to her friends including Simon Cowell for help on how to manage the situation and make a fresh start.”

Pals now say that celeb make-up artist Lisa – who jetted into LA last week as the drama continued to mount back home amid claims she’s demanded a £50 million settlement in the divorce – is keen to move to America for a fresh start and pals say music mogul, Simon, 58 has offered to help her carve out a new life there.

Simon – who said it was ‘awkward’ working with the former couple on Britain’s Got Talent in the aftermath of the split – has been close friends with Ant and Lisa for years and Simon is said to be supporting them both.

The source said: "Simon made it clear from the start he wasn’t going to take sides and he’s been in touch with both Ant and Lisa throughout – even telling Lisa she was welcome to stay at his Beverly Hills home during her stay.

“When Lisa told him she was going to scope out the possibility of a permanent move, Simon immediately offered to connect her with various industry executives to help her get work – saying she had a job on America’s Got Talent if she wanted it."



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