The couple beamed as they took their dogs for a walk in west
Ant’s engagement to Anne-Marie was announced on New Year’s Eve after he popped the question in a romantic Christmas proposal.
Hard to miss! Ant McPartlin’s fiancée Anne-Marie revealed a first glimpse of her engagement ring as the couple stepped out for a stroll on Monday
What a sparkler! The personal assistant display the four-carat diamond, which is thought to be priced at around £200,000
Ant and Anne-Marie couldn’t have looked happier as they strolled along with their dogs.
The personal assistant proudly wore the eye-catching halo ring, which it’s thought Ant may have paid to £200,000 for after designing the piece himself.
Tobias Kormind, managing director of Europe’s largest online diamond jeweller 77 Diamonds, said: ‘It’s a very romantic design that harks back to an older style.
‘A ring with a diamond of similar quality currently on our website is priced at £125,000. A traditional Mayfair jeweller might charge up to £200,000.’
The ring is certainly bigger than the one the I’m a Celebrity presenter gave his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong, from whom he split in 2018 after a 12-year marriage.
It was revealed on New Year’s Eve that Ant had got engaged to girlfriend Anne-Marie after romantically popping the question on
Wedding time! Ant’s engagement to Anne-Marie was announced on New Year’s Eve after he popped the question on Christmas Eve (pictured in 2019)
Hers is bigger! The ring (left) is certainly bigger than the one the I’m a Celebrity presenter gave his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong (right), from whom he split in 2018 after a 12-year marriage
Lisa Armstrong liked a tweet calling 2020 as a ‘s*** show of a year’ amid the star’s engagement news.
The make-up artist appeared to be making her feelings known on the matter by liking the message a friend wrote on the social media site on Thursday.
A few days later, Lisa also liked a tweet that described her as a ‘beautiful lady, inside and out’, as her friend wrote: ‘Congratulations to YOU Lisa, real classy lady xx’
Ant has been linked to the personal assistant since March 2018 and it is expected that a ‘thrilled’ Declan Donnelly will ‘act as the best man’ at their wedding – just as he was at Ant’s first nuptials back in 2006.
Over: Ant’s nuptials comes three years after he confirmed he had split from his wife Lisa the pair are said to have finalised their divorce in April 2020 (pictured at their wedding in 2006)
Ant’s forthcoming nuptials comes three years after he confirmed he had split from his wife of 12 years, the pair are said to have finalised their divorce in April last year.
A spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Ant and Amzie are delighted to announce their engagement. The proposal took place on Christmas Eve at home in a very romantic setting.’
While a pal told
‘He’s a traditionalist, so got down on one knee after first checking with Anne Marie’s family that he had their blessing. It was super-romantic, and obviously Anne-Marie said “yes” straight away.
‘Obviously getting engaged in the midst of a pandemic isn’t ideal when it comes to planning a wedding… at the moment a summer ceremony is looking extremely unlikely, so it may well be a 2022 affair.’
Ant McPartlin through the years
1989-1993: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly shoot to fame after meeting on hit TV drama Byker Grove as characters PJ (Ant) and Duncan (Dec).
1994: The duo release single Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble under their Byker Grove names, with it reaching number 9 in the charts. The song later reaches number 1 in 2013.
2002: Hit gameshow Saturday Night Takeaway is launched as well as their hosting gig on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! making them staples on evening TV.
2006: Ant married Lisa Armstrong in Buckinghamshire with Dec being his best man for the nuptials.
2015: Dec marries Ali Astall, with Ant returning the favour and being best man for the occasion.
2017: Ant checks into rehab for addiction to painkillers. The star says he developed the problem after having an operation on his knee in 2015.
2018: Ant announces he had split from wife of 12 years Lisa in January and in March is linked to Anne-Marie Corbett for the first time. He also appears in court after being charged with drink driving. He is fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty.
2020: Ant and Lisa finalise their divorce in April, with her reportedly getting a £31m settlement. The TV host proposes to Anne-Marie on Christmas Eve.
Dec was also best man at Ant’s first wedding to ex Lisa in Buckinghamshire back in 2006, and is said to be ‘thrilled’ about the engagement.
Ant also got the honour of fulfilling the best man role at Dec’s nuptials to Ali Astall in 2015, where the duo wore matching bright blue suits.
Although Dec joked to the
He told the publication: ‘He hasn’t asked me yet. I wait to be asked. We’ll see!’
In November, Ant made a sweet reference to Anne-Marie during I’m A Celebrity’s live final when he said ‘my happy place is at home with my girlfriend.’
Ant and Anne-Marie share two dogs, Milo and Brumble, and are thought to have finally moved into their seven-bedroom £6m South West London home in 2020 after purchasing it the year before.
Best man? A ‘thrilled’ Declan Donnelly is expected to ‘act as the best man’ at Ant’s wedding – just as he was at his first nuptials to Lisa (pictured in I’m A Celebrity)
Anne-Marie separated from her husband Scott in October 2017, and the pair amicably co-parent their two daughters.
In March 2018, Anne-Marie, who was the former couple’s personal assistant, was seen giving Ant a packed lunch outside his house.
She also accompanied Ant to his court date, where he was fined £86,000 and disqualified from driving for 20 months after admitting drink-driving, in April 2018.
The pair continued to be seen over the next several months, and in June 2018, having revealed that she didn’t know Ant and Anne-Marie were dating, Lisa accused Ant’s new girlfriend of ‘breaking the girl code’ by dating the TV star.
Lisa and Ant finalised their divorce in April 2020, after their split in 2018 following the presenter’s highly documented battle with painkillers and alcohol.
A year before he and Lisa split, Ant entered rehab after struggling with a two-year addiction to super-strength painkillers following a knee operation in 2015.
In April 2018, he was banned from the road for 20 months and fined £86,000 for driving while more than twice the legal limit, according to police.
Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong’s relationship timeline
Ant and Lisa first met in 1994. At the time Ant and life-long TV partner
The pair met in the 1994 Smash Hits tour in Newcastle, where Lisa’s Deuce performed alongside Ant and Dec’s musical alter-egos.
They started dating and were together for over ten years before Ant decided to take it to the next level, proposing to Lisa
Struggles: In 2013, Ant and Lisa spoke about their struggles to conceive, telling Radio Times, ‘Lisa and I would love to have kids. We’re trying. It’s tougher than you think’
They were married in 2006 on July 26 at a country house hotel in Buckinghamshire. Dec was Ant’s best man.
In that time, Deuce split and Lisa retrained as a makeup artist, ultimately working her way up to become head of makeup and hair for
In 2013, Ant and Lisa spoke about their struggles to conceive,
The TV star also revealed that he wasn’t holding off from having children until Dec, who at the time was single at the time, was with someone.
‘There’s a rumour that we do everything together and I’m holding off having kids till Dec finds himself Mrs Right. I love that idea, but I’m afraid it’s not true.’
Happier times: The pair made a public appearance when they attended Dec’s wedding to Ali Astall, where Ant returned the favour and served as Dec’s best man
He also told Fabulous Magazine: ‘I think I’m lucky. Lisa works in the industry and understands it. She’s constantly working – sometimes more than me!
‘We would love to have a family so fingers crossed. If we’re blessed with children, then we’d be over the moon!’
The pair made a public appearance when they attended Dec’s wedding to Ali Astall, where Ant returned the favour and served as Dec’s best man.
Lisa frequently supports Ant and his lucrative TV career, most recently attending the 2017 National Television Awards—just 12 months before the couple announced their separation.
In June 2017, Ant went into rehab for alcohol and drug addiction.
Lisa took to Twitter to thank the support her husband received: ‘Completely overwhelmed by all your love & support it means so much. I’m relieved he’s receiving the help he needs, we just need him better.’
Ant then told the Sun about the impact his addiction had on Lisa: I’ve put Lisa through hell with mood swings and depression and how it affects you. I’m very sorry about the effect it has on partners. This kind of stuff puts strains on any marriage. All I can say at the moment is that she’s been amazing — fantastic throughout.’
In autumn 2017, rumours of a split emerged after Lisa didn’t accompany Ant to Australia for I’m A Celeb, something which she quickly denied, pointing out she has a job and hasn’t been to Australia for years.
On January 14, 2018, the couple announced that their 11-year marriage has ended.
The couple announced their split in January when a representative said: ‘In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after eleven years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin.
In March 2018, Anne-Marie Corbett, the couple’s personal assistant was seen giving Ant a packed lunch outside his house. She accompanied him to his court date in April.
The pair continue to be seen over the next several months, and in June 2018, having revealed that she didn’t know Ant and Corbett were dating, Lisa accused Ant’s new girlfriend of ‘breaking the girl code’ by dating the TV star.
In October 2018, just days before their divorce application was granted, Ant was seen
Their union legally came to an end during a 30-second hearing.
In November 2018, the pair were said to be fighting over custody of their pet labrador, Hurley
In January 2020, Ant and Lisa were said to have finalised their divorce deal
Ant agreed to hand over £31m to his ex-wife in the settlement, including their £5million former marital home in West London
The couple will share custody of pet dog Hurley