Who is Ant McPartlin's wife? Makeup artist Lisa Armstrong supports husband Ant through rehab as Dec's sidekick opens up about substance abuse issues

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LISA Armstrong is supporting Ant McPartlin through rehab.

Ant McPartlin isn’t going to be allowed any contact with the outside world in rehab[Wenn]

Ant McPartlin has checked into rehab after opening up about being addicted to prescription drugs and struggling with an ongoing battle with alcohol and substance abuse.

Dec Donnelly‘s sidekick told The Sun: “I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry.”

The Britain’s Got Talent presenter continued: “I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends for helping me through this really difficult time. I’ve spoken out because I think it’s important that people ask for help if they’re going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.”

As Lisa Armstrong helps her husband through this tough time, here’s what you need to know. 

Ant McPartlin met wife Lisa ARmstrong back in 1994Ant McPartlin met wife Lisa Armstrong back in 1994 [Getty]

Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong have been together for 23 years Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong have been together for 23 years [Getty]

Lisa and Ant go way back, having first laid eyes on each other in 1994. 

The long term lovers met at a concert in Newcastle City Hall.

Ant and Dec met when they were only 13 years-old playing the funny PJ and Duncan – they have been BFFs ever since [Getty]

Back then, Ant was better known as PJ of PJ and Duncan fame, and they’d just released their mega hit Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble. 

Lisa meanwhile was in a band called Deuce, making them the perfect musical pair. 

Ant McPartlin looks at wife Lisa Armstrong on their wedding day Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong wed at St. Nicholas Church Taplow in 2006 [Getty]

Despite dating since the nineties, Ant, 41, and Lisa, 40, waited over a decade before tying the knot. 

In 2006, Lisa waltzed the aisle in a Buckinghamshire-based church, surrounded by 150 guests. 

Naturally, Dec was by Ant’s side as his best man. 

Lisa Armstrong sat as makeup table with happy birthday sign and cake Lisa Armstrong is a makeup artist for high profile shows such as Strictly Come Dancing [Lisa Armstrong Twitter]

When the loved-up duo met back in 1996, Lisa was in a pop band called Deuce. They had singles I Need You and No Surrender. 

But now Lisa is better known for her makeup artistry skills. 

The brunette beauty has worked on high profile shows such as Strictly Come Dancing

Lisa Armstrong holds a bottle or bubbly while Ant McPartlin holds up a burger Wife Lisa Armstrong has been nothing but supportive towards husband Ant McPartlin through his rehab journey so far [Lisa Armstrong Twitter]

Naturally, the loving wife has been nothing but supportive. 

She took to Twitter to thank other people for their support, too. 

Lisa tweeted: “Completely overwhelmed by all your love & support it means so much. I’m relieved he’s receiving the help he needs, we just need him better.”