Ant Anstead has broken his silence about his impending divorce, over a week after his wife Christina Anstead announced to her Instagram followers that the couple was splitting. According to Ant, it was not a mutual decision to breakup.
Although the Flip or Flop star had posted about how surprised she was about the split, Ant had yet to comment…until Saturday, when he posted a message to Instagram implying that it is Christina who is seeking the divorce, and that he had been holding out hope that she would change her mind.
“Anyone who really knows me knows that I don’t like to share private matters publicly,” Ant captioned a photo of him and Christina posted to Instagram. “I have remained silent while holding on to hope. I never gave up on us. I pray Christina’s decision brings her happiness.”
Ant received plenty of supportive comments on his post.
“If someone can give up on a marriage that easily with children involved in my eyes isn’t worth the tears,” one person wrote.
“Everyone knows this isn’t you!” another person commented. “This is her being screwed up. Move on and you take care of you..this will save you years of being miserable with her eventually. Be glad it happened this way.”
Christina and Ant’s marriage lasted less than two years. They got married in December 2018 and welcomed their son Hudson in September 2019. Since announcing the split last week, Christina has deleted all of the photos of her wedding to Ant from her Instagram account. Eagle-eyed followers also noticed that, around the time Christina announced the split, she had been deleting Ant’s kind comments from her posts.
On Saturday, Christina wrote on Instagram that she is shocked that she has ended up twice-divorced with two baby daddies. (She shares two children with her ex-husband and ‘Flip or Flop’ co-star Tarek El Moussa.)
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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. ✨♥️
“I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two,” Christina wrote. “I never thought I would have two 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,” she wrote. “While some may judge me and throw around rumors about me, most of you support me…I’m messy, I’m real and I’m working on healing.”
Christina has not commented on Ant’s post…yet.
(Photos: Instagram; Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)