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Famed for breaking all records in British celebrity divorces, the costly settlement in 2008 closely followed his payout to first wife Jill.
The duo unexpectedly reunited in 2015, seven years after the settlement and she confirmed that she was calling him 'her husband' again.
The issuing of a statement to announce the end of a celebrity marriage brings with it some generally observed conventions.
It is customary to express sincere regret, to say — if possible — that no third party is involved, and to ask for privacy.
He and Lisa are said to have had heart-to-heart talks during this time.
A month ago, a friend of Ant’s told a newspaper that, following such conversations, Lisa had finally accepted that the marriage was over.
She has steadfastly kept her wedding ring on, and told a Twitter follower who observed last year they were ‘estranged’ that they were no such thing.
But for all her protestations, her husband, known for his oh-so-jolly public demeanour, has kept his distance.After trying hard to hang on to the marriage since last summer, and standing by him unstintingly when he went into rehab (just as she stood by him supportively during his hectic and stressful career) Lisa has been cut free.Ant's spokesman confirmed to Mail Online on Saturday: 'In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa Mc Partlin'Her battles to stay married have been evident.Then he went to America with his agent for a few weeks.Back in the UK, he moved into a rented property near the marital home in Chiswick, West London, and he’s not lived with her since — even though the property was designed to his specifications, built with his cash and was their dream home.Born Lisa Armstrong, she was raised on the notorious Blackbird Leys estate in Oxford. Kelly recalled: ‘We went by coach from Oxford every morning. She was popular and had a big group of friends.’ In 1994, when she was 18, Lisa was asked to join a two-boy, twogirl band called Deuce being founded by Tom Watkins, svengali behind Bros and East 17.