It might be a cliche, but it appears that Ant McPartlin’s new love was under his nose the entire time.
Anne-Marie Corbett, 42 – the same age as Ant – is his personal assistant and the official line on their new relationship is that the pair “grew close during Ant’s rehab” in April 2018.
She was pictured with him when he left the rehab centre and she also accompanied him to the police station him in March, following his arrest for drink driving.
The couple out for a picnic (Image: Flynet) His dog crashes their date (Image: Flynet Pictures)
Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett
Anne-Marie split from her husband, Scott, in October, but sources have stressed that “Ant was not linked to her marriage break up in any way”.
The ex-couple have two children together, who have met Ant as they were all pictured out at a shopping trip at Harrods in early June.
Anne-Marie, her kids and Ant all went shopping in Harrods last week (Image: JOAL)
She was also pictured taking his bins out and packing him a lunch in early March – but the pair are not said to be officially living together, although they have been “living in each other’s pockets”.
Weirdly, their love affair is almost identical to Ant’s on-screen partner, Declan Donnelly.
Dec split with his partner Georgie Thompson in 2011, then started dating his and Ant’s manager, Ali Astall, in 2013.
The pair married in 2015 and Ali is currently pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Dec and Ali tied-the-knot in 2015 (Image: Rex Features)
Ali was working at James Grant Management, which is the same London-based company Anne-Marie has been working at too, for the the past 10 years.
The talent agency also look after other high-profile clients like Phillip Schofield, Paddy McGuinness, Frank Lampard and Chris Moyles.
A friend 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.”
It was reported that although it is early days for their relationship, Ant credits her for pulling him back from the brink.
Last year, Ant checked himself into rehab, and soon after, his marriage to Lisa Armstrong collapsed (Image: REX/Shutterstock)
The friend added: “Everyone is hoping he can put the worst year of his life behind him and find happiness again. Both of them deserve it.”
Ant announced that he and his wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong, would be getting a divorce in January.