Christina Anstead’s estranged husband Ant Anstead has broken his silence following their shock split last week.
Just hours after Christina, 37, posted a lengthy update on her life and moving on after a ‘curve ball’, Ant, followed with his own post, hinting that the separation was her decision.
The 41-year-old British star wrote: ‘Anyone who really knows me knows that I don’t like to share private matters publicly. I have remained silent while holding on to hope. I never gave up on us. I pray Christina’s decision brings her happiness’
Holding on to hope: Ant Anstead broke his silence on Saturday with this post on Instagram hinting that the split from Christina was not his choice
He accompanied the message with a black and white snap of the couple looking happy together.
Christina, in her own post, opened up to her 1.4 million Instagram followers addressing her life post-separation and talking about a new direction for her.
The Flip Or Flop star acknowledged her broken marriages as she said ‘I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two. I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies,’
The pair welcomed son Hudson, one, in September last year.
She opened her lengthy post by reintroducing herself to her followers.
‘For those of you who don’t know me (or think you know me) let me reintroduce myself. I hate crowds, I love traveling, all things spiritual, the ocean and deep one on one conversations,’ she wrote.
Surprising path: Christina opened up on Saturday about her life after after separating from Ant, in which she said she ‘never thought I would have 2 baby daddies’
But the subject quickly turned to her early days in real estate, though she admitted she originally wanted to be a sports agent ‘like Jerry Maguire.’
‘But I always loved looking at houses with my parents especially model homes and I always wanted to be my own boss…’ she continued, adding that she got her real estate license at a community college.
‘I got started in real estate at 21 which led to selling houses which led to flipping houses which led to Tv.’
The reality star clarified that she ‘never wanted to be on tv,’ but ‘stepping out of my comfort zone and into the unknown has always been my thing.’
‘I live in a state of anxiousness and I’m so used to it that when it’s not there I tend to feel a void and hop into something that causes the feeling I’m used to. This can be good and bad. And it’s one of the things I’m working on breaking the pattern of,’ she explained.
‘Sometimes anxiety and pursuit of new dreams leads me down amazing paths, other times it leaves me feeling lost and in a state of fight or flight / or crying in my closet. Tv changed my life and I am grateful for the life it’s provided, the experiences, the friends I’ve made along the way.’
Public life: Despite being a star of Flip Or Flop, Christina said she never wanted to be on TV, though she was ‘grateful for the life it’s provided’; shown with Ant in December 2019
Unexpected: ‘I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two. I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies — but sometimes life throws us curve balls,’ she wrote
Christina emphasized that she couldn’t have predicted the paths her life would take.
‘I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two. I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies — but sometimes life throws us curve balls,’ she wrote, adding that she saw these changes as ‘opportunities to grow,’ rather than ‘setbacks.’
‘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 ended her post by thanking her friends for their support and said se hoped her life story could inspire others.
‘We are all a work in progress,’ she concluded.
Purged: Earlier this week, Christina deleted photos of her wedding to Ant from her Instagram page, though she kept other photos of the two
Earlier this week, Christina deleted photos of her wedding to Ant from her Instagram page, though she kept other photos of the two, including the birth announcement for their one-year-old son Hudson.
So far, the TV presenter has left his own wedding photos up, and is most recent post involving Christina was a birthday post for Hudson from two weeks before they went public with their separation.
The sudden announcement of their separation shocked even their close friends, according to a source who spoke with Us Weekly.
‘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.
Didn’t see it coming: The sudden announcement of their separation shocked even their close friends, according to a source who spoke with Us Weekly
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.
Earlier in lockdown, Ant had explained that due to flight cancellations he was unable to be with his two older children.
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 first ex: Christina also shares daughter Taylor, nine, and son Brayden, five, with her ex Tarek El Moussa, who’s now engaged to Selling Sunset’s Heather Rae Young (pictured)