Ant McPartlin's new romance: Star's glam former PA girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett emerges... amid claims she 'was sacked by Lisa Armstrong after SIX YEAR friendship'
- Ant was revealed to be dating his personal assistant Anne-Marie on Saturday
- She stepped out on Tuesday, looking extremely glamorous following the reports
- The star's ex-wife Lisa Armstrong took to Twitter over the weekend to tell fans that she found out about the romance via newspaper coverage
- She slammed Anne-Marie for 'breaking girl code', as the pair had been friends
- A friend of the PA has now alleged that the pair 'never got on well', and that Lisa sacked her - defying make-up artist's claims they were pals
- Despite this, unearthed Twitter messages appeared to show a friendship dating back six years with pally messages shared between the two
Ant McPartlin's new lover Anne-Marie Corbett emerged on Tuesday following claims she was sacked by his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong while she was a PA to the couple.
Looking glamorous, the blonde stepped out after it was alleged that she had been 'upset' by Lisa's claims, as the pair have never seen eye-to-eye - although tweets unearthed by The Sun seem to show a friendship dating back six years.
The 42-year-old's relationship with Ant emerged over the weekend, with ex-wife Lisa revealing she had been friends with the personal assistant during their marriage, and slamming her for 'breaking girl code' with the romance.
Heading out: Ant McPartlin's new lover Anne-Marie Corbett emerged on Tuesday following claims she was sacked by his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong while she was a PA to the couple
However, a source close to Anne-Marie has now claimed this was far from the case - revealing the pair 'often clashed' and that Lisa even sacked her as the couple's PA.
The insider blasted claims she and Lisa were close friends, and revealed Anne-Marie has been angered by the make-up artist portraying the image of a 'betrayal'.
The source told The Sun: 'She hated working for Lisa and they didn't get on well at all. They often clashed. In the end Lisa sacked her. That's hardly the actions of someone's 'best mate'.'
Infuriated by the response to Lisa's Tweets, the insider added: 'Anne-Marie's biting her tongue, but she's hurt and angry by the way this is playing out from Lisa's end.'
'Hardly the actions of a best mate': A friend of Anne-Marie's has claimed the pair 'never got on', and that Lisa even sacked her as the couple's PA (pictured with Ant McPartlin in 2015)
Heading out: The 42-year-old's relationship with Ant emerged over the weekend, with ex-wife Lisa revealing she had been friends with the personal assistant during their marriage, and slamming her for 'breaking girl code' with the romance
A day later, the publication unearthed images of Twitter messages exchanged by the pair dating back to 2012 - in which they appeared to display a firm friendship.
In 2012, Lisa penned a message to Anne-Marie reading: 'Babe, I've missed you!!! When we gonna have a catch up?'
Four years later, she wished the staff member happy birthday, writing: 'Happy birthday to my gorgeous friend @amzie33 congratulations on your 40th!! Hope you've been spoilt rotten (well I know you have)!!'
Ant's romance with Anne-Marie emerged on Saturday, five months after he filed for divorce from his wife of twelve years Lisa.
Heartbroken by the news, the make-up artist immediately took to Twitter to criticise her ex-husband's new girlfriend, and blast Ant for failing to have the 'decency' to tell her about their news.
Deadpan: It seems Anne-Marie was remaining calm and collected in the face of the storm surrounding her boyfriend's estranged wife
Legs eleven: She looked extremely glamorous as she headed out
Heading out: She clutched a Balenciaga Classic City bag in a deep red, which markets for around £1000
Devastated: Ant's new relationship is believed to have rocked make-up artist Lisa, who tweeted a broken heart emoji at 5am hours after the news was first unveiled
Lisa revealed to her 122,000 followers that she often invited Anne-Marie into their marital home as a 'friend', despite her job as their personal assistant.
At 5am on Sunday morning she simply tweeted a broken heart emoji, signifying her upset, before going on to reveal she only found out about the relationship due to its coverage in the papers.
When a Twitter follower asked whether or not she had been warned by Ant before it appeared in the media, she replied: 'Nope. Just how you guys did.'
Earning her stripes: She was also holding on to a stylish striped handbag
Keeping her cool: Anne-Marie is yet to speak out about her relationship with Ant yet friends have discussed Lisa's various claims about the news
Former love: Anne-Marie split from her husband Scott Corbett (right) in 2017. Sources have reiterated Ant played no part in the deterioration of the marriage
She then received a tweet of support from TV personality Nicola McLean, before replying: 'Thanks babe and to think she was MY friend!! xx'
Another follower said 'so much for the girl code', to which Lisa answered: 'Exactly!'
Lisa then replied to a follower to say that Anne-Marie was her friend and personal assistant to both her and Ant, adding that she let her 'into OUR home'.
Anne-Marie split from her husband Scott Corbett in 2017. Sources have reiterated Ant played no part in the deterioration of the marriage.
It has since been revealed that Lisa is allegedly livid with Ant for asking her to 'return the jewellery he bought for her', so it could be valued for their divorce settlement.
Moving on: Ant's romance with Anne-Marie emerged on Saturday, five months after he filed for divorce from his wife of twelve years Lisa (pictured above on a dog walk)
A source told the Sun that Ant's legal team requested that necklaces and rings bought as gifts were assessed by an expert. They added: 'Lisa refused because she fears she'll never see them again. It's causing a rift — but is just one of many things.
'There have also been heated rows about money, property, all sorts of things — this is just the latest thing to drive a wedge even further between them.'
MailOnline has contacted Ant's representatives for comment.
While Ant has remained silent on social media, the presenter's pals are thought to have rallied round him, and assure him that he is allowed to move on.
A friend told The Mirror: 'It's time Ant is allowed to live his life. It's been 10 months now – everyone needs to move on... There are no children involved... I am sure he will always wish Lisa well.'
Since the breakdown of the couple's 18-year relationship, Ant has increasingly leaned on personal assistant Anne-Marie, who herself broke up with her husband in October.
Anne-Marie was present when Ant arrived at a police station in March to answer drink driving charges, and was also at his later court hearing.
A source told The Sun on Sunday: 'He's had a tough time of it, but Anne-Marie has put a smile back on his face again - she has been his rock.
'They have been living in each other's pockets, day in, day out. Knowing someone is there for him has brought him back from the brink — she's put him back together again.'
Furious: Lisa revealed to her 122,000 followers that she often invited Anne-Marie into their marital home as a 'friend', despite her job as their personal assistant
The source added their alleged romance was 'early days' but friends close to the star are hoping he can put his woes behind him and 'find happiness again' with the separated mum. MailOnline has contacted Ant's representatives for comment.
It has since been claimed that Lisa wants to take her ex-husband 'for every penny' he has, following the emergence of the romance.
She has reportedly told pals 'the gloves are off' in their divorce battle, after being left heartbroken by his relationship with their long-time PA.
Supportive: Anne-Marie was present when Ant arrived at a police station in March to answer drink driving charges, and was also at his later court hearing (pictured)
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