Ant Anstead and Renee Zellweger started dating each other in June
Ant Anstead has finally acknowledged his relationship with Renee Zellweger publicly for the very first time in months. The reality tv star made an appearance in E!’s Daily Pop on Wednesday, with his Celebrity IOU: Joyride co-host, Cristy Lee, where he was asked to spill little details about his romance with the actress. “Look … everybody knows that Renee and I have become quite close, because we kept it secret for a while, and unfortunately some pictures were taken and put out there,” he said, however, Anstead made sure to avoid going into details.
Ant Anstead met Renee Zellweger for the first time on his upcoming show Celebrity IOU: Joyride earlier in June, and soon after that the rumors of them dating fueled up.
Well for Anstead it was “a real pleasure” to work with the two times Oscar-winning actress on his show. “She’s super pro, and she can weld,” he added. This might be the first time that either of these two has acknowledged their relationship, however, their pictures of walking around, riding bikes and having fun together have been surfacing on the internet since the very beginning.
The duo has recently made their first public appearance as a couple when they stopped by the Radford Motors gala at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, California. The picture of them attending this work event together was however shared by the ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ alum Lydia McLaughlin on her social media account.
In a virtual interview with “Extra,” Ant Anstead also revealed that he and Renee Zellweger kept their relationship a secret for some time. “I thought that we had done really, really well to keep it secret and keep it under the radar, and I know some of the pictures you’re talking about. My mom texted me because there’s a picture of us … and my mom said, ‘What are you, 15?’” he joked.
For Anstead, the ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ star is “really lovely. It’s really nice. It’s kind of amazing,” but what about Renee? Well according to some insiders, the 52-year-old actress has been telling her close friends that Ant Anstead is her soulmate. ‘They each feel like they’ve finally met their soulmate,’ the insider added after explaining that the couple’s romance is ‘headed in a positive direction.’ The insider further said that Anstead is ready to take Renee on his work-related tours and show her off. ‘Now he can show her off in a way when he attends work-related events.’ The couple is ‘cherishing their time together before the actress returns to work.
Ant Anstead was previously married to HGTV star Christina Haack, with whom he shares son Hudson, 1. The couple announced their separation last year, by Haack posting a story on her IG account, where she wrote, “We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority” in a now-deleted Instagram post from September. “We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future.” The ex-couple’s divorce was finalized in June this year, and they both have now moved on with their new partners.