Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett's relationship timeline: From fairytale wedding to baby boy

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Ant Married Anne-Marie in August 2021 (Getty)

Ant McPartlin, 48, and Anne-Marie Corbett, 46, recently welcomed their first child, a boy named Wilder, three years after tying the knot.

The Saturday Night Takeaway host shared a black-and-white snap of himself cradling their newborn son alongside the gushing message: "Welcome to the family. Wilder Patrick Mcpartlin. Born, 14/05/24 at 8.54 am. Baby is beautiful, Mummy's a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad's a mess!"

Ant confirmed the news by sharing a picture of him holding his newborn son
Ant shared a picture of his newborn son Wilder (Instagram)

When he's not on our TV screens with his presenting partner Declan Donnelly, we imagine Ant will be enjoying spending quality time at home with his wife, son and stepdaughters, who have remained largely out of the spotlight. Keep scrolling to see everything you need to know about Ant and Anne-Marie's love story…

Who is Anne-Marie Corbett?

Anne-Marie Corbett is Ant's former personal assistant, who worked for the same management company as Declan Donnelly's wife for ten years.

The mother-of-two split from her husband a few months before Ant and ex-wife Lisa Armstrong broke up. Ant explained to The Sun in January 2019 that neither were looking for love, following the breakdown of their relationships: "We were going through turmoil. It was the last thing on either of our minds to get into a relationship. But there we were like 'This felt so good, why deny it.'"

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When did Ant and Anne-Marie start dating?

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The couple have been dating since 2018 (Getty)

In January 2018, a shock statement was issued by a representative explaining that Ant and his wife of eleven years Lisa Armstrong were separating. "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after eleven years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin," the statement read.

In March 2018, Anne-Marie was pictured outside Ant's house taking the bins out and handing him a packed lunch. In the same month, when Ant was arrested for drink-driving, Anne-Marie was by the television star's side as he headed to the police station.

Speculation by the media increased over the following months, with the news breaking in June that Ant and his former PA had struck up their relationship following a break from his career. Lisa tweeted shortly after the relationship was revealed: "Thanks babe and to think she was MY friend!! xx." The makeup artist claimed she didn't find out about the relationship before the media broke the story: "Nope. Just how you girls did."

How did Ant propose to Anne-Marie?

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Ant proposed with a diamond ring over Christmas (Beretta/Sims/Shutterstock)

Over the 2020 Christmas holidays, Ant decided to get down on one knee and porpose to his girlfriend with a four-carat diamond ring estimated to be worth £200,000. Chatting to Digital Spy magazine, the presenter explained how he popped the question: "It was a lovely way to end the year. I'm a romantic at heart. You know, there were flowers, and afternoon tea in front of the Christmas tree. Lovely. It was lovely."

The star also opened up about whether he would have his best pal, Declan Donnelly, as his best man, revealing that he took on the important role at his first wedding to his ex-wife. He said: "He [Dec] was very good last time. He has been my best man. I’ve been his best man. But I suppose it depends on what kind of wedding we have. There have been no plans." Dec chimed in, joking: "I think it’s between me and the dog!"

When did Ant and Anne-Marie get married?

 Ant McPartlin and Anne-Marie Corbett pose for the photographers after their wedding at St Michaels Church in Heckfield
The couple got married in Heckfield in August 2021 (Getty/Karwai Tang)

Alongside Dec, the couple gathered Phillip Schofield, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, Dermot O'Leary, Christine Lampard and more at St Michael Church in Heckfield to witness their wedding ceremony on 7 August 2021.

The beautiful bride wore a one-shouldered Suzanne Neville wedding dress with a fitted bodice overlaid with a hand-embellished floral detail. Anne-Marie's blonde hair was twisted into a chic chignon with strands framing her face, topped with a cathedral-length veil, while Ant looked dapper in a classic black tuxedo and black bow tie.

Do Ant and Anne-Marie have children?

Anthony McPartlin and Anne-Marie McPartlin attend the National Television Awards 2021 at The O2 Arena
Anne-Marie is also a mother to two daughters from a previous relationship (Getty)

The couple kept their pregnancy private, with Anne-Marie debuting her baby bump while returning home from a trip to Dubai. Ant's stepfather confirmed they were expecting, telling The Sun: "He's very happy I think. I'm over the moon."

Ant and Anne-Marie welcomed a son called Wilder Patrick Mcpartlin on 14 May 2024, while Anne-Marie is also a mother to two daughters Poppy and Daisy from a previous marriage. It's likely that Ant will want to add Wilder's name to his heartfelt oak tree tattoo on his shoulder, which featured his stepdaughters' names alongside the mon

Where do Ant and Anne-Marie live?

Ant moved in with his Anne-Marie Corbett in 2018 and the couple bought a £6 million mansion in Wimbledon, but while the property was undergoing renovations, Ant and Anne-Marie rented another home complete with six bedrooms, a games room and a bar which, according to the Daily Star, cost £12,000 a month.

One year later, the presenter and Anne-Marie moved into their home in Wimbledon, featuring seven bedrooms, a large media room, an open-plan kitchen and living area - plus an impressive master suite complete with a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite with a freestanding bath. The house has white walls and bay windows throughout, making for lots of bright, open spaces.

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