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Fans were thrilled to hear that Ant McPartlin had proposed to his girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett.
She’s been credited as being instrumental in Ant, 46, turning his life around, called his "greatest love" and "sober partner".
Here’s exactly how their love evolved, and how Anne-Marie went from PA to future wife.
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Anne-Marie Corbett and Ant originally met nine years ago when she was employed as his PA, while he was still married to Lisa Armstrong.
Anne-Marie is now an employee of James Grant management and a close friend of Dec’s now wife Ali Astall, who also works at the same talent agency.
Lisa and Ant were childhood sweethearts and had been married since 2006.
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Lisa, who is believed to have received £31 million in the divorce settlement, later claimed that Anne-Marie was also her PA, and that the pair were "friends".
At this time, Anne-Marie had a husband called Scott and the couple are parents to two young daughters.
However, everything changed in the summer of 2017, when Ant announced that he and Lisa were splitting after 11 of marriage.
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Their last picture together is in August 2017, when they are photographed as Ant leaves rehab after suffering pain killer addiction following a knee surgery.
By September, rumours started to swirl that the marriage hadn’t been working for a while and that the relationship was over.
In October 2017, Anne-Marie and her husband announced that they are divorcing, however, it was insisted that Ant wasn't the reason why.
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In November, Ant moved out of the home that he shared with Lisa.
By February 2018, Anne-Marie and Ant are first seen together, having coffee with Ant’s mum. The same month, she is by Ant’s side on a trip to the police station following his drink driving arrest.
Around this time, their relationship seems to become public, and the pair are regularly pictured together – from walking dogs in the park in March, to visiting Harrods with Anne-Marie’s children in June 2018.
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Ant took a ten month break from presenting to recuperate and it's believed it was Anne-Marie who advised he miss that year's I'm A Celeb, being temporarily replaced with Holly Willoughby.
In March, she is spotted at his house, emptying the bins and handing him a packed lunch.
It is in June, Lisa tweets three crying face emojis and reveals that she only found out about Anne Marie through reading the papers.
She also retweeted a fan saying that Ant had been "hiding someone all along"
Meanwhile, sources begin to credit Anne-Marie for helping Ant when he was at his lowest, and saying she helped pull him back from the brink.
A friend told The Sun on Sunday: “Everyone is hoping he can put the worst year of his life behind him and find happiness again. Both of them deserve it.”
The friend added: “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.”
Indeed, Anne-Marie is spotted accompanying Ant to Britain’s Got Talent interviews, and also in Wales while filming this year’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.
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Later, Ant admits in an interview that the pair never planned to be an item, it just evolved naturally.
He said: 'We were going through turmoil. It was the last thing on either of our minds to get into a relationship. But there we were and we were like, 'This felt so good, why deny it.' '
In summer 2019, Ant and Anne Marie appear happier than ever in the crowd at Wimbledon.
The same summer Anne-Marie moved into Ant’s £6 million home which they renovated.
In an interview later that year, Ant gushed that he was happier than ever and credited his ‘rock’ Anne-Marie for that.
“Anne-Marie is the fundamental reason for the great change in my life,” Ant told The Sun following his return from rehab last January.
“She’s been my rock. She’s a beautiful soul. We’re very happy. I’m in the best place I’ve been in my life, to be honest with you.”
On Christmas Day 2020, the TV presenter got down on one day and days later their engagement was announced to the public.
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