Ant McPartlin and wife Lisa are said to be leading separate lives [Getty]
The couple have faced a turbulent few months, after Ant McPartlin went to rehab to battle his addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol earlier this year, following an operation on his knee.
Ant is said to have moved into a £1.6 million rented house a few streets away from the home he shares in West London with Lisa.
Ant McPartlin and Lisa have been married 11 years [Getty]
“Ant is spending time apart from Lisa — he’s said he needs space and everyone respects that,” a friend told The Sun.
“They are effectively leading separate lives while he re-evaluates everything.”
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“He’s going to be there for a number of weeks while Lisa is busy working behind the scenes on Strictly,” the source continued.
“It’s going to be a make or break few weeks as they decide how they feel about each other.
“But the sad reality is that it’s not looking positive that the marriage will survive long-term.”
Ant McPartlin and wife Lisa Armstrong have been together for 23 years [ctrahmahmatrafi /Twitter]
Despite the marriage woes, Lisa reflected on her 23-year relationship with Ant yesterday, when she retweeted a video montage from Twitter user @ctrahmahmatrafi.
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Sharing the clip with her 92k followers, the montage showed some of the couple’s multiple appearances on television over the years.
It also included photographs from their wedding day in 2006.