Entertainment Christina and Ant Anstead's friends are 'shocked' at their separation
Ant Anstead Praised 'Your Beautiful Mummy' in Birthday Post for Son Before Split from Christina
Christina revealed she and Ant had ended their relationship after less than two years of marriage in an Instagram post on Friday nightIn a September 6 Instagram post celebrating their son Hudson London's first birthday, Ant wrote, "You are our miracle baby, the perfect blend of your beautiful mummy and this Brit dad! We love you so much! Today we celebrate you!" He added a smiling emoji with hearts beside "mummy," referring to the HGTV star.
They announced that they had made the 'difficult decision' to separate Friday afternoon on social media.
Now friends on Christina and Ant Anstead say they were 'shocked' at the announcement.
A source close to the couple toldthat the two kept their decision to end their marriage of less than two years to themselves.
'Christina and Ant have been very private about this and friends are shocked to hear the news because they seemed happy together publicly and while in front of others,' the source explained.
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The 37-year-old Flip Or Flop star revealed Friday on Instagram that she and Ant had made the 'difficult decision' to end their marriage.
The real estate agent shared a contemplative shot of the soon-to-be ex-couple for her 1.4 million followers, showing them silhouetted against the sunset while walking on a beach.
'Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate. We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority,' she captioned the photo.
'We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future.'
Christina Anstead updates fans after separating from Ant Anstead
Christina Anstead shared an Instagram post opening up about her life and its twists and turns. 'I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two,' she said after separating from Ant Anstead.Now Christina Anstead has opened up to her 1.4 million Instagram followers in a personal post addressing her life post-separation.
She and the For The Love Of Cars presenter, 41, wed on December 22nd, 2018, and share son Hudson London, whose first birthday they celebrated earlier this month.
Christina recently unveiled the ninth season of her HGTV real estate show Flip Or Flop with ex Tarek El Moussa, to whom she was married from 2009 until 2018.
She and Tarek share daughter Taylor, nine, and son Brayden, five.
Ant, for his part, also has children from a previous marriage, to Louise Anstead: daughter Amelie, 19, and son Archie, 14.
The news of Ant and Christina's split comes after the 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.
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The source adds that her friends 'expressed their concern' over the whirlwind romance.A source tells ET that the 37-year-old Flip or Flop star "hates" to see her second marriage come to an end, "but she also knows she must be true to herself and she just feels they aren't a good match.
Earlier in lockdown, Ant had explained that due to flight cancellations he was unable to be with his two older children.
The doting dad was grateful for 'modern communications' and relied on daily FaceTime calls to bridge the gap between himself and his kids.
However, the separation wasn't easy and he lamented not being able to get his blended family all together.
'I am so over 2020 now!!!! This last week has been particularly TOUGH,' he wrote in June.
Clearly, the stresses of this year also took their toll on his relationship with his second wife, in spite of a cheery post in August celebrating their dating anniversary.
It remains to be seen whether Ant will stay across the pond, or return to co-parent his young son in Orange County, California with Christina.
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Christina Anstead Buys a Yacht Named 'Aftermath' Following Split From Husband .
The HGTV star and her husband of less than two years announced their split in September.In the pic, Christina is all smiles as she poses on the yacht with two bottles of champagne.