Ant Anstead, Christina Anstead’s estranged husband, has broken his silence following their shock split last week.
Just hours after Christina, 37, posted a lengthy update on her life and moved on after a curve ball, Ant followed, followed by his own post, hinting that the divorce was her decision.
The 41-year-old British star wrote: ‘Anyone who really knows me knows that I don’t like to share private matters publicly. I was silent as I held on to hope. I never gave up on us. I pray Christina’s decision will bring her happiness’
Hold hope: Ant Anstead broke his silence on Saturday with this Instagram post hinting that the divorce with Christina was not his choice
He accompanied the message with a black and white photo of the couple looking happy together.
Christina, in her own post, opened up to her 1.4 million Instagram followers about her post-divorce life and talked about a new direction for her.
The Flip Or Flop star acknowledged her broken marriages when she said, ‘I never thought I’d have one divorce, let alone two. I never thought I’d have two baby dads, ‘
The pair welcomed son Hudson, one, last September.
She opened her lengthy post by re-introducing herself to her followers.
For those of you who don’t know me (or think you know me), let me introduce myself again. I hate crowds, I love to travel, anything spiritual, the ocean and deep one-on-one conversations, ”she wrote.
Surprising Path: Christina opened up about her life after divorcing Ant on Saturday, saying she ‘never thought I’d have 2 baby dads’
But the topic soon turned to her early days in real estate, though she admitted that she originally wanted to become a sports agent ‘like Jerry Maguire’.
“But I always loved looking at homes with my parents, especially model homes, and I always wanted to be my own boss …” she continued, adding that she obtained her real estate permit from a community school.
“ I started in real estate when I was 21, which led to house sales, which led to house flipping, which led to TV.
The reality star clarified that she “never wanted to be on TV,” but “stepping out of my comfort zone and into the unknown has always been my thing.”
‘I live in a state of fear and I am so used to it that when it isn’t there I tend to feel an emptiness and jump into something that causes the feeling that I’m used to. This can be both good and bad. And it’s one of the things I’m working on to break the pattern, ”she explained.
Sometimes fear and the pursuit of new dreams lead me down amazing paths, sometimes I feel lost and in a state of fighting or fleeing / or crying in my closet. TV has changed my life and I am grateful for the life it has provided, the experiences and the friends I have made along the way. ‘
Public Life: Despite starring in Flip Or Flop, Christina said she never wanted to be on TV, although she was “grateful for the life it afforded”; shown with Ant in December 2019
Unexpected: ‘I never thought I would have one divorce, let alone two. I never thought I would have two baby dads – but sometimes life throws us crooked balls, ”she wrote
Christina insisted that she could not have predicted which paths her life would take.
‘I never thought I would have one divorce, let alone two. I never thought I would have two baby dads – but sometimes life throws us crooked balls, ‘she wrote, adding that she saw these changes as’ opportunities to grow’ rather than ‘setbacks.’
Although some judge me and spread rumors about me, most of you support me. And that says a lot about this world and where we are going. I am messy, I am real and I work on healing. I am surrounded by extremely powerful women who help me cope, build me up and push me to get better. ‘
Christina ended her post by thanking her friends for their support, saying she hoped her life story could inspire others.
“We are all a work in progress,” she concluded.
Cleaned Up: Earlier this week, Christina deleted photos of her wedding to Ant from her Instagram page, although she kept other photos of the two
Earlier this week, Christina deleted photos of her wedding to Ant from her Instagram page, although she kept other photos of the two, including the birth announcement of their one-year-old son Hudson.
So far, the TV host has left their own wedding photos, and the most recent post with Christina was a birthday post for Hudson from two weeks before they went public with their divorce.
The sudden announcement of their divorce shocked even their close friends, according to a source who spoke to them Us weekly.
“ Christina and Ant have been very private about this and friends are shocked to hear the news because they seemed happy together in public and in front of others, ” the source explained.
I didn’t see it coming: the sudden announcement of their divorce shocked even their close friends, according to a source who spoke to Us Weekly
The news of Ant and Christina’s split comes after British-born Ant was recently able to fly home to be with his older children after a months-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier during the lockdown, Ant had explained that due to flight cancellation, he could not be with his two older children.
Christina recently revealed the ninth season of her HGTV real estate show Flip Or Flop with ex Tarek El Moussa, whom she was married to from 2009 to 2018.
She and Tarek share daughter Taylor, nine, and son Brayden, five.
Ant also has children from a previous marriage, with Louise Anstead: daughter Amelie, 19, and son Archie, 14.
First ex: Christina also shares daughter Taylor, nine, and son Brayden, five, with ex Tarek El Moussa, who is now engaged to Selling Sunset’s Heather Rae Young (pictured)