Lisa Armstrong goes on staycation with new man as ex Ant McPartlin prepares to wed

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Lisa Armstrong has headed on a romantic staycation with her new boyfriend while her ex-husband Ant McPartlin prepares to marry for the second time in a lavish ceremony this weekend.

Lisa, 44, is enjoying time away with her partner, electrician James Green, and has updated fans by posting sweet snaps of the pair together on Instagram using the hashtag.

One image is a selfie of the loved up pair, before another a picture of herself shows the make-up artist in sunglasses enjoying the British summer sunshine.

"Typical British weather, just when you get sorted!! #staycation," she wrote.

She also shared some snaps of the countryside that the pair are enjoying while on their break together.

An insider previously told OK! that the make up artist is "too happy in her own life to care [about] what Ant is doing."

"She's relieved Ant is going to be married to someone else," they claimed.

"She hopes that will mark a fresh start for everyone and draw a line under their rocky past."

The source added that despite a rocky relationship with Ant, 45, Lisa is not put off marriage entirely, and feels there may be a wedding in her future with boyfriend James.

"She’s very happy with James. Despite what she went through with Ant, she’s not put off marriage," they said.

"She’d be happy to get married again and feels excited about the future.

She feels a proposal will happen with James but she’s not pushing for it. It’ll happen when it happens."

Lisa and Ant divorced in 2018 following 12 years of marriage. According to the Sun, their relationship had been under pressure for some time following Ant's addiction to painkillers after knee surgery.

Soon after their divorce was announced, Ant began dating his personal assistant Anne-Marie Corbett. The pair got engaged on Christmas Eve 2020.

They are set to tie the knot this weekend with plans for the big day including a luxury stay at a Hampshire hotel.

Ant is expected to splash £100,000 for his friends and 100 guests to stay at the hotel, with MailOnline reporting that Ant has told friends to send their spa bill to his £5,000-a-night honeymoon suite, with the accommodation being described as "more expensive than The Ritz."

Ant's TV sidekick Declan Donnelly, 45, is expected to be best man on the big day on August 6.

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It is believed they will wed in a church close to the hotel.

Speaking to The Sun, an insider said: "Neither of them wants the razzmatazz of a showbiz wedding. They just want their nearest and dearest with them.

"It will be a simple but beautiful ceremony, without the glare of the spotlight. They’re both extremely excited and can’t wait to tie the knot.

"But they’re desperate to keep a lid on things. Those who know have been told it’s top secret."

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