Entertainment Ant Anstead Thought Girlfriend Renee Zellweger Was British Until He Met Her
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.
Wait, what?thought his girlfriend, , was British until just moments before they met on .
“Did you know that during the filming of, Renée spoke with a British accent even when she wasn’t on set?” Anstead’s cohost, Cristy Lee, told him in the Monday, August 23, episode of their Discovery+ show. “In fact, she kept it up until the wrap party!”
The Wheelers and Dealers star, 42, who met Zellweger, 52, while filming the episode earlier this year, appeared to be shocked that the actress wasn’t English like him.
The Look of Love! Ant Anstead Shares Romantic Selfie With Renee Zellweger
The Look of Love! Ant Anstead Shares Romantic Selfie With Renee ZellwegerThe Wheelers Dealers alum, 42, shared a black-and-white photo of him and the Oscar winner, 52, on Wednesday, September 15. She beamed as she wrapped her arms around him and pressed their faces close together. He let the shot speak for itself, posting it without a caption.
“Are you telling me that Bridget Jones — Renée Zellweger — isn’t British?” Anstead asked Lee, to which she replied that the Jerry Maguire star was born in Texas.
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The TV host joked, “You’re like a dream crusher for me.”
Anstead teased the duo’s TV team-up, marking the couple’s first official social media post together.
“It’s finally here. … The first episode of #CelebrityIOUjoyride is available on @discoveryplus Monday the 23rd!!” he captioned an on-set selfie. “And it’s the incredibly magical Renée Zellweger.”
The Plymouth, England, native and the Chicago actressover the 4th of July weekend, just weeks after Us Weekly confirmed that from (whom he split from in September 2020 ) was finalized. The has since moved on with .
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Ant Anstead, who shares son Hudson, 23 months, with his ex-wife Christina Haack, is also dad to daughter Amelie, 17, and son Archie, 14, from a previous marriage 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.
Anstead, who shareswith Haack, 38, was spotted spending time with Zellweger in Laguna Beach, California, over the holiday.
Things between the pair appeared to be moving quickly, with a source telling Us in July, “. He adores her and makes her feel safe.” The insider added that the Judy star has already met Hudson.
Earlier this month, a separate source told Us that the mechanic, who also shares daughter Amelie, 17, and son Archie, 14, with ex-wife Louise Anstead, and Zellweger’s romance is “.”
The insider added: “They each feel like they’ve finally met their soulmate.”
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.