Ant McPartlin snubs milestone after ex Lisa Armstrong addresses 'betrayal'

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong

McPartlin shared a post dedicated to Hurley

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 11/06/2024

- 14:45

Armstrong shared a series of adorable snaps to mark the occasion

Ant McPartlin's ex-wife Lisa Armstrong took to social media this week to mark a special occasion.

The former couple share custody of Hurley, the chocolate Labrador they got while they were together.

The two were had been together for 23 years and married for 11 when they decided to split in 2018.

Their custody battle over the their beloved pooch was a feature of their messy split.

On Monday, Armstrong posted a series of adorable snaps of Hurley for his 11th birthday, captioning them: "Happy 11th birthday, my baby boy."

McPartlin, who recently became a father with wife Anne-Marie Corbett, doesn't seem to have marked the anniversary.

The photos included throwbacks to Hurley as a puppy alongside more recent pictures of the sweet dog.

Makeup artist Armstrong, 47, frequently posts pictures of the dog, whom she has reportedly called her "lifeline".

It's believed Armstrong wants to have sole custody of the dog, especially with McPartlin and Corbett having two dogs of their own and now a child together.

However, MailOnline reported at the time of his split with Armstrong that he stated to lawyers: "She can have anything she wants except the dog."


Armstrong posted a series of sweet snaps of the dog


It was decided the two would share custody of the pooch despite McPartlin, 48, sharing two new dogs with his current wife.

Last month, it was claimed Armstrong felt "betrayed" by McParlin's announcement of his newborn son, and is thought to be even more determined to look after Hurley alone.

The Saturday Night Takeaway star has recently welcomed his first child, a baby boy called Wilder.

A source told OK!: "She [Armstrong] really had to fight Ant for him [Hurley], which she still is annoyed about as he got other dogs with Anne-Marie and now she would just like Hurley to live with her full-time.

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong

The couple got married back in 2006 before splitting in 2018


Ant obviously loves Hurley as well but he now has a lot of other responsibilities and things going on in his life and Lisa can't see why she can't have full custody of him."

The source emphasised how Hurley had helped Armstrong to get through her public divorce from McPartlin, adding: "He's more than just a dog to her and has been a lifeline at times."

Armstrong, who works on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing as a makeup artist, recently shared another cute photo of her beloved dog.

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