Ant Anstead Makes Revealing Statement On Split From Wife Christina
Ant Anstead has spoken out in the aftermath of news that he and wife Christina Anstead are breaking up. While the TV presenter noted he doesn't typically "share private matters publicly," Anstead did offer a few revealing words about the separation. Read on to see his silence-breaking message and a throwback photo with his wife of nearly two years.
Ant Anstead has shared his side of the story amid his and wife Christina Anstead's breakup. Earlier this week, the popular TV star couple revealed they are separating after nearly two years of marriage. The surprise news also came after the couple welcomed a son, Hudson, in 2019. Here's what Ant had to say.
Ant Anstead addresses breakup in revealing message
On Sept. 26, the Wheeler Dealers host spoke out on Instagram with an unusually personal note. His post also came hours after Christina shared a message of her own addressing matters. Ant wrote:
"Anyone who really knows me knows that I don't like to share private matters publicly," he began. "I have remained silent while holding on to hope. I never gave up on us. I pray Christina's decision brings her happiness."
Anstead's statement came with the above throwback picture of the couple during happier times. Meanwhile, Christina, formerly married to her HGTV co-star Tarek El Moussa, took to Instagram with a lengthy message addressing the split — and her critics.
"I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two," she wrote. "I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies - but sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these 'setbacks' I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow.
"So while some may judge me and throw around rumors about me, most of you support me. And that says a lot about this world and where we are headed. I'm messy, I'm real and I'm working on healing. I'm surrounded by extremely powerful women who help me cope, build me up and push me to be better," Christina added.
Ant and Christina Anstead breakup after nearly 2 years married
Ant and Christina's split comes shortly before they would have celebrated two years of marriage in December 2020. Christina's message addressing the breakup, in full, is included with the photo she shared below.
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For those of you who don't know me (or think you know me) let me reintroduce myself. I hate crowds, I love traveling, all things spiritual, the ocean and deep one on one conversations. I never thought about being on tv. I wanted to be a sports agent like Jerry Maguire. But I always loved looking at houses with my parents especially model homes and I always wanted to be my own boss... So in college when I was called (intuitively) to get my real estate license at a local community college I followed my intuition. I got started in real estate at 21 which led to selling houses which led to flipping houses which led to Tv. Now while I never wanted to be on tv, stepping out of my comfort zone and into the unknown has always been my thing. I live in a state of anxiousness and I'm so used to it that when it's not there I tend to feel a void and hop into something that causes the feeling I'm used to. This can be good and bad. And it's one of the things I'm working on breaking the pattern of. Sometimes anxiety and pursuit of new dreams leads me down amazing paths, other times it leaves me feeling lost and in a state of fight or flight / or crying in my closet. Tv changed my life and I am grateful for the life it's provided, the experiences, the friends I've made along the way. Sometimes our calling is bigger than our plans. I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two. I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies - but sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these "setbacks" I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow. So while some may judge me and throw around rumors about me, most of you support me. And that says a lot about this world and where we are headed. I'm messy, I'm real and I'm working on healing. I'm surrounded by extremely powerful women who help me cope, build me up and push me to be better. If you've DM me or text me - I haven't written back because I'm taking time to clear the "noise" and focus on myself and the kids. I appreciate the support and I hope my story inspires you to not be so hard on yourself for the decisions / choices you've made. We are all a work in progress. ✨♥️
Sadly, the couple is far from the first to separate in 2020. Click here to see all the celebrity relationships who have called it quits this year.