We can reveal it was Ant’s decision to end the marriage following a series of emotional face to face meetings with Lisa. “The marriage has effectively been struggling for eight months. “They’ve met up and spoken about it a number of times and this is the decision he has made. He is obviously really upset about it.” However, sources close to the couple insist Ant wants what’s best for Lisa. “The fact they’re divorcing is no reflection on her.” Ant, 42, has overhauled his life since last June when we revealed he had checked into rehab after confessing to problems with substance abuse, prescription drugs and booze.A source close to Ant said: “This was a tough decision for Ant but he has to do the right thing for his health. The source said: “Ant’s big concern in the whole thing is Lisa and making it as easy as possible for her. “Ant and Lisa have been together for over 20 years and married for 11. He exited rehab in August but never reunited with Lisa, 41, instead deciding to move into a £1.6 million rented house. It’s very personal isn’t it.” However, Lisa made it clear she hoped to resolve the marriage issues when she shared a fan-made video on Twitter featuring her and Ant's best bits, ranging from their first meeting through to their 2006 wedding day.NOVEMBER 2017: Ant jets to Australia to host ITV’s I’m A Celebrity.Lisa remains in the UK as head of make-up on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.Ant has openly and bravely turned his life around from a very dark place.It’s not an overstatement to say the whole country wants him to be happy and healthy again.After all, they have shared the same friends and pursuits for much of the past two decades.
“Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families.No further statement will be made.” Ant, who also hosts Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain’s Got Talent, is estimated to be worth £62 million.Lisa is already believed to have already hired lawyers Harbottle and Lewis to represent her in the divorce.And it was clear that he was evaluating the future of his marriage for the sake of his health and well-being.