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It’s official: Christina Anstead filed for divorce from her estranged husband Ant Anstead.

The couple’s representative, Cassie Zebisch, confirmed the news to USA TODAY on Tuesday, more than a month after Christina Anstead first announced her breakup on Instagram in September.

Zebisch added that the pair made no other statements at the moment.

On September 18, the 37-year-old HGTV star announced that she and Ant were separated, a year after welcoming their first child together, her son Hudson London Anstead.

“We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain a priority for us,” she wrote on Instagram. “We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future.”

A week later, Ant, the 41-year-old host of British car show “Wheeler Dealers”, talked about their breakup.

“Anyone who really knows me knows that I don’t like sharing private matters publicly,” he wrote on Instagram. “I kept quiet while cultivating hope. I never gave up on us. I pray Christina’s decision will bring her happiness ”.

Hours before her estranged husband’s post, Christina Anstead shared on Instagram her anxiety over her popularity and how it has affected her relationships.

“I never thought that I would have to get divorced once, let alone two,” she wrote. “I never thought I would have two kids – but sometimes life throws us balls with curves. Instead of being stuck in these ‘setbacks’, I choose to see these challenges as they are. So while some people might judge me and spread rumors around me, most of you support me, and that says a lot about this world and the place. we are aiming for. “

The couple got married in a surprise ceremony at their Newport Beach home in December 2018. In May 2019, Anstead told USA TODAY she was delighted to start a family with Ant Anstead later. when experiencing “love at first sight”.

“I feel like I’ve known him forever, and we’re very comfortable with each other,” she said. “We just have a great relationship, he’s great. He’s super caring and understanding, and he really motivates me and supports me. “

‘I never gave up on us’: Ant Anstead spoke about breaking up with his wife Christina Anstead

Both have children from previous marriages: Christina Anstead and her “Flip or Flop” co-host Tarek El Moussa were married from 2009 to 2018 and have two children: daughter Taylor, 9 age and son Brayden, 5 years old. Ant has one son Archie, 13 years old and daughter Amelie, 17, with his ex-wife, Louise.

Christina Anstead added to USA TODAY last year: “He’s been great with my kids and he’s already a great dad, but I also look forward to having kids with him.”

Christina and Ant Anstead Make a ‘tough decision to separate’ a year after welcoming your baby

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