Entertainment Ant Anstead on Co-Parenting with His Ex-Wives: 'I'm Really Proud of My Half'
Ant Anstead and Renee Zellweger Attend First Public Event Together for Fun Date Night
The cute couple turned out at the Radford Motors event on Saturday, also attended by Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae YoungAnstead was accompanied by his Oscar-winning lady love to a gala event held by Radford Motors at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, California on Saturday.
is happy with the co-parenting relationships he shares with his exes.
The father of three, 42, shares son, who turns 2 next month, with ex-wife . He is also dad to daughter , 17, and son , 14, from his previous marriage to Louise Anstead.
"The concept of blended families is more common now than it was and we live in a society now where it's more normal," Anstead said while hostingon Friday. "So you have to bring a level of normalcy to it."
Ant Anstead Thought Girlfriend Renée Zellweger Was British Until They Met: 'A Dream Crusher'
The car guru and the Judy actress, who have been dating since June, met on the set of Anstead's new Discovery+ show, Celebrity IOU: JoyrideThe pair got acquainted while filming his new show, Celebrity IOU: Joyride, which premiered Monday on Discovery+. In the first episode, the longtime automobile builder and TV host, 42, and his co-host Cristy Lee got to spend time with Zellweger, 52, as they worked together to restore two special cars — surprise gifts for Jerome and Jerald, brothers who acted as caregivers to Zellweger's late publicist Nanci Ryder during her battle with ALS.
The Celebrity IOU: Joy Ride starwith Hudson, whereas
"Hudson's peers and kids at school are all in very similar situations and it just has to come from a place of love really because ultimately if the decision is in favor of the child, it's ultimately the right decision," Anstead explained.
He also noted that he's seen some parents "co-parent badly," calling it "a real shame."
"Because ultimately when all that, I guess, awkwardness falls away, which it will do eventually, time's a great healer, you're only gonna get the opportunity to look back," Anstead reflected. "And when you look back and you say, 'How did I handle my side? How did I handle my half?' "
Christina Haack Wears Texas T-Shirt in Nod to New Boyfriend Joshua Hall's Home State
The HGTV star went public with her relationship with the Austin-based realtor in early July Gallery: 'My Ride or Die': A Look at Christina Haack & Joshua Hall's Whirlwind Romance (People) 1/8 SLIDES © Christina Haack/Instagram Christina Haack Joshua Hall and Christina Haack 2/8 SLIDES © People New Love Interest A source told PEOPLE in July that Haack had a new love interest following her divorce from husband Ant Anstead, and they were headed out of town to celebrate her 38th birthday.
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The father added, "And, you know, I'm really proud of my half."
Anstead also took a moment to gush about his "photogenic" son Hudson, telling ET, "He's such a great character, there's so much life and energy and he's getting to that age now — he's almost two — where he's bordering on that cheeky kinda period. He's starting to find himself, finding his feet, push boundaries with me."
"We have this really close relationship," the proud dad shared. "I'm his best friend. Between the two of us, we kind of orbit around each other at home. It's actually kinda funny."
Earlier this month, a source told PEOPLE that Anstead's "" amid his blossoming relationship with , whom he met while filming Celebrity IOU: Joy Ride.
Ant Anstead Had This Dream-Crushing Realization After Meeting Girlfriend Renee Zellweger
When Ant Anstead and Renee Zellweger first met on the set of his Discovery+ series, there was one tiny detail that took him by surprise. Fortunately, it wasn’t a dealbreaker.That particular fun fact was discovered when the two—who began dating in late June after meeting on the set of Ant's Discovery+ show, Celebrity IOU: Joyride—got to know each other while filming the first episode. In the Aug. 23 episode, Renee and Ant, alongside Ant's co-host, Cristy Lee, teamed up to restore two cars as gifts for Jerome and Jerald—two brothers who served as caregivers of the Bridget Jones's Diary star's late publicist, Nanci Ryder.
"Even when Renée is around, his son is the center of attention," the insider said. "They do beach outings, go for ice cream and other child-friendly activities."
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According to the source, the pair "are spending most of the time together in Laguna Beach, since Ant lives there. [They] seem very happy. They constantly kiss and hug."
News ofcame in June, days after PEOPLE confirmed the Wheeler Dealers star had finalized his divorce from Haack, 38.
Haack and Ansteadin September 2020 after in December 2018.
A source later told PEOPLE that despite being an unlikely duo, Zellweger, 52, and Anstead bonded over common interests.
"Sometimes two people just meet and click, and the timing is right," the insider said. "Renée is creative ... and often. She's smart, thoughtful, and always looking to expand horizons and nurture those around her."
Christina Haack Celebrated Hudson's B-Day 'Separately' From Ant, Renee .
Christina Haack Celebrated Hudson's B-Day 'Separately' From Ant, ReneeAnstead, 42, threw the toddler a party to celebrate his 2nd birthday on Monday, September 6. While a source exclusively tells Us Weekly that Anstead’s new flame, Renée Zellweger, was in attendance, the Christina on the Coast star, 38, didn’t make an appearance.