Lisa Armstrong shares snap of beloved dog Hurley as she's 'fighting ex Ant McPartlin for custody'

Ant McPartlin and his ex wife, Lisa Armstrong
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Lisa Armstrong has shared an adorable snap of Hurley, the dog she shares with ex-husband Ant McPartlin. The TV makeup artist, aged 47, shared a warm-hearted snap of her cosy companion, the chocolate Labrador looking a little bit sleepy.

She poked fun at her beloved dog in the caption, writing: "Tired Hurls?! ... [crying with laughter emojis]."

Recently, Lisa has been reunited with Hurley after a brief visit to Portugal. This follows our report that Lisa is bracing herself for a showdown with her ex-husband, Ant, concerning full custody over their 10 year old pet pooch, Hurley.

Currently, Hurley splits his time between Lisa's home and Ant and Anne-Marie's, who recently welcomed their baby boy, Wilder. According to The Sun, Lisa now wants full-time custody of Hurley, who has been her "lifeline".

Lisa is reportedly seeking full custody of Hurley
Lisa is reportedly seeking full custody of Hurley -Credit:Instagram/Lisa Armstrong

A source said: "She really had to fight Ant for him, 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 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 also added that Hurley has been a great comfort to Lisa during her split from the TV star, who married his former assistant Anne-Marie in 2021. "He's more than just a dog to her and has been a lifeline at times," they said.

Lisa previously threw Hurley a birthday party -Credit:@lisaamkup/Instagram

OK! has contacted representatives for both Ant and Lisa for comment.

Lisa often posts pictures of Hurley on social media, affectionately referring to him as "#MamasBabyBoy". She even had a Christmas card made featuring his adorable face last year.

Ant and Anne-Marie welcomed their baby boy, Wilder, on May 14. The couple's birth announcement featured a heartwarming photo of Ant cradling their newborn son. In the picture, Ant is shirtless, revealing an elaborate family tree tattoo on his shoulder.

The tattoo features name panels intertwined within the branches, each bearing the names of loved ones. One panel reads "Amzie", which fans believe is a pet name for Ant's wife, while the names "Daisy" and "Poppy" - Anne-Marie's daughters from a previous relationship - are also visible.

Fans thought Ant had snubbed Hurley in the tattoo
Fans thought Ant had snubbed Hurley in the tattoo -Credit:INSTAGRAM

Panels dedicated to Bumble and Milo, the couple's beloved dogs, can also be seen. However, Ant was accused of "snubbing" Hurley, after the dog's name appeared to be absent from the design.

But the Britain's Got Talent presenter quickly addressed fans' concerns, writing on social media: 'Hey all, I just wanted to say thank You so much for the kind messages of love and well wishes for our baby Wilder. He’s doing great.

"Glad you loved the tattoo as well. For all you dog lovers who asked why my beloved Hurley wasn’t on the family tree... he was!! He was just covered by our newborn. All my love, gratitude and heartfelt thanks A."