Home Entertainment Ant McPartlin breaks his silence after welcoming his first child with wife Anne-Marie as he addresses fears he has snubbed his dog Hurley in his family tattoo tribute.

Ant McPartlin breaks his silence after welcoming his first child with wife Anne-Marie as he addresses fears he has snubbed his dog Hurley in his family tattoo tribute.

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Ant McPartlin broke his silence after revealing he had welcomed his first child with his wife Anne-Marie (pictured in 2021).

Ant McPartlin has broken his silence after revealing he had welcomed his first child with his wife Anne-Marie.

The presenter, 48, took to X to thank fans for their ‘kind messages’ after announcing the birth of his son Wilder on Tuesday.

In his post, Ant also addressed fans’ concerns that he had ‘snubbed’ his beloved dog Hurley in a new tattoo paying tribute to his family, after the dog’s name appeared to be absent from the design.

Ant wrote: ‘Hello everyone, just wanted to thank you for the kind messages of love and well wishes for our baby Wilder. He’s doing great.

‘I’m glad you loved the tattoo too. To all the dog lovers who asked why my beloved Hurley wasn’t on the family tree…he was!! Our newborn covered it recently. All my love, gratitude and heartfelt thanks A.’

Ant McPartlin broke his silence after revealing he had welcomed his first child with his wife Anne-Marie (pictured in 2021).

The presenter took to X to thank fans for their 'kind messages' after announcing the birth of his son Wilder on Tuesday.

The presenter took to X to thank fans for their ‘kind messages’ after announcing the birth of his son Wilder on Tuesday.

In his post, Ant also addressed fans' concerns that he had 'snubbed' his beloved dog Hurley in a new tattoo paying tribute to his family.

In his post, Ant also addressed fans’ concerns that he had ‘snubbed’ his beloved dog Hurley in a new tattoo paying tribute to his family.

Ant then shared a snap showing the full tattoo on his shoulder, with Hurley’s name visible in the tree design.

The tattoo could be seen on Ant’s shoulder in an Instagram post where Ant revealed that he had welcomed a son named Wilder Patrick with his wife Anne-Marie.

The Britain’s Got Talent star shares his dog Hurley with his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong.

Ant was previously in a relationship with makeup artist Lisa, whom he divorced in 2018 after 11 years of marriage. Ant and Anne-Marie got married in 2021.

During their divorce battle, Ant is said to have told lawyers: “She can have anything she wants, except the dog.”

The former couple reportedly agreed to take turns caring for Hurley.

The agreement led the television presenter’s driver to transport the dog between the two so that they would not have to see each other.

In February this year it was reported that Lisa wanted her pet to live with her full-time.

Ant then shared a snap showing the full tattoo on his shoulder, with Hurley's name visible in the tree design.

Ant then shared a snap showing the full tattoo on his shoulder, with Hurley’s name visible in the tree design.

She is said to have argued that it was fair as Ant also had two Maltipoo dogs (a cross between a Maltese and a poodle) called Milo and Bumble.

Ant shared an Instagram snap sweetly cradling his baby boy, revealing he had been born earlier that day on Tuesday, and wrote: ‘Born 14/05/24 at 8:54am. The baby is beautiful, mom is a legend, the sisters are delighted. Dad is a disaster!

After revealing he had become a father, Ant was soon inundated with messages from friends including Jamie Redknapp, Davina McCall and Alesha Dixon, who were delighted to see the star finally become a father, after he publicly discussed his wish. of being a father.

Hours after his wife gave birth, the presenter took to Instagram to share his joy at becoming parents, marking his second chance at happiness after a difficult decade that saw the end of his first marriage and a driving scandal under the influence of alcohol.

Ant and his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong were involved in a bitter custody battle over their dog Hurley following their separation in 2018.

Ant and his ex-wife Lisa Armstrong were involved in a bitter custody battle over their dog Hurley following their separation in 2018.

The former couple reportedly agreed to take turns caring for Hurley (Ant is pictured with the dog in 2017)

The former couple reportedly agreed to take turns caring for Hurley (Ant is pictured with the dog in 2017)

Ant has been candid in the past about his desire to have children and spoke publicly about how he had been trying to have a baby with his ex-wife Lisa.

When the news of Anne-Marie’s pregnancy was revealed, it was claimed that Ant was delighted as he didn’t believe fatherhood was in his plans.

A source said Sun at the time: ‘This is the news everyone wanted. Ant and Anne-Marie are more than delighted. It’s no secret that Ant has always wanted children, but that it may never happen to him was something he sadly had to come to terms with.

‘When they found out last year they were absolutely delighted but obviously kept the news a secret for as long as possible.

‘Having a child two years before turning 50, with the love of his life, is Ant’s dream.

Hurley was adopted by the former couple in 2013 after they struggled to conceive a child together.

Hurley was adopted by the former couple in 2013 after they struggled to conceive a child together.

“He is already a wonderful and loving father to Anne-Marie’s children, and together they will be brilliant parents to this latest addition to the family.”

In February, Ant broke his silence about becoming a father for the first time in a candid interview as he talked about taking a break from hosting Saturday Night Takeaway.

Ant opened up about the real reasons for the show’s hiatus in an interview with Fault Magazine when he publicly addressed his wife’s pregnancy for the first time. He said: “We (he and Declan Donnelly) have children who we need to spend time with for a long time.” a bit.

“We need time to think and time to step back and look at the bigger picture and see where we are now.”

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