Ant McPartlin spotted with 'Alcoholic Anonymous' symbol tattooed on his wrist after a stint in rehab for drinking and driving
The star was out for dinner with Declan Donnelly, his wife Ali Astall and friends on the weekend, including his rumored girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett when he revealed the ink.
Ant McPartlin is focused on turning his life around and moving forward in a positive direction. The actor was recently spotted with a new tattoo on his left wrist depicting what is said to be the Alcoholics Anonymous symbol. The inking is a circle with a triangle in the middle that represents the AA programme. As reported by Mirror, the symbol holds an important meaning. The triangle in the middle represents unity, recovery, as well as, physical, mental and spiritual. Meanwhile, the circle represents wholeness or oneness. This comes after Ant was involved in a car accident which dates back to March. Wearing the AA symbol represents sobriety and suggests that the actor is taking his break seriously and focusing on what is best for him.
The star was out for dinner with best friend Declan Donnelly, his wife Ali Astall and friends, including his rumored girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett when he revealed the new tattoo.
Ant had a court hearing in the month of April where he said that he was 'ashamed and mortified'. The three-car crash had left a four-year-old girl in the hospital, according to Mirror. When Ant first arrived at Wimbledon Magistrates Court to answer the single charge he looked stressed. The 'Saturday Night Takeaway' host was found to be twice the legal limit when his car crashed with another on March 18. His mother, Christine Woodhall had been sitting on the passenger seat when the accident took place.
After pleading guilty, the court declared that he had to pay a fine of £86,000 and has been banned from driving for 20 months. Ant apologized to the police for his behavior in a statement. "I'm very sorry I did this. I'm ashamed and mortified that this happened," he said. Meanwhile, his defense barrister Liam Walker told the court that he had suffered a 'brief relapse' which was unbeknownst to his mum. Following the incident, he entered rehab to recover from his alcohol addiction.
Since then Ant has tried to keep away from the limelight but his divorce battle with Lisa Armstrong is what is hogging the headlines now. Months after the furor about the drink and drive incident died down, rumors of Ant being spotted with another woman began doing the rounds. It soon emerged he was indeed seeing his former personal assistant Anne-Marie Corbett and the revelation led to a string of reactions from Armstrong who hinted that Ant had been cheating and how betrayed she felt to hear the news.
For now, his work commitments are stalled. He first sat out of Saturday Night Takeaway, hosting Britain's Got Talent and now even 'I am Celeb'. Declan, the other half of the Ant and Dec duo, meanwhile has been managing to hold the fort without his partner by his side. It might as well be next year until we see Ant back to his work on television. Until then he has his personal problems and recovery to take care of.