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.
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.