Christina Anstead wants her Instagram followers to understand where she’s coming from. One week after the Flip or Flop star announced her separation from husband Ant Anstead, she took to social media to “reintroduce” herself.
Christina started out simple. She told her fans she hates crowds, loves traveling, and all things spiritual. She’s also apparently into the ocean and deep one-on-one conversations. After the first part of her post read more like a dating site introduction, she dove into what her followers really wanted to read about.
She went on to say she never expected to be on TV. Originally she wanted to be a sports agent, “like Jerry Maguire.”
Flip or Flop came about because she always liked looking at houses. Despite her goal of working in sports, she got her real estate license out of college. Selling houses turned into flipping houses.
Pretty soon, the hobby Christina started with her parents, turned into her career. That career got her in front of cameras.
Christina said stepping out of her comfort zone has always been something she prided herself on. That’s why she went the direction she did, despite never really having a desire to be on TV.
“Sometimes our calling is bigger than our plans. I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two. I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies,” Christina wrote. “But sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these ‘setbacks,’ I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow.”
Christina Anstead says she’s working on healing
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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. I never thought about being on tv. I 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… So in college when I was called (intuitively) to get my real estate license at a local community college I followed my intuition. I got started in real estate at 21 which led to selling houses which led to flipping houses which led to Tv. Now while I never wanted to be on tv, 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. 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. Sometimes our calling is bigger than our plans. 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. Instead of getting stuck in these “setbacks” I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow. So 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. If you’ve DM me or text me – I haven’t written back because I’m taking time to clear the “noise” and focus on myself and the kids. I appreciate the support and I hope my story inspires you to not be so hard on yourself for the decisions / choices you’ve made. We are all a work in progress. ✨♥️
Further on in her post, the Flip or Flop star talked about how she knows she isn’t perfect. She knows she has things she needs to work on. Chief among those is some anxiety she said she is working on. She added her discomfort if she isn’t in an uncomfortable situation has led to problems.
She finished her post by saying “we’re all a work in progress.” She thanked her supporters but understood some were starting rumors about her. Christina said she couldn’t do anything about that but be herself.
Support from fans
After her post, several of her followers lent their staunch support to her situation. One told her Christina didn’t have two “baby daddies” but had ” two men who you loved in different seasons of your life, and three beautiful kids as a result.”
Another told the reality television star that if she were a man, things would be very different for her. They added no one would have judged her.
“The resilience you have is what many wish they could emulate, but it is almost always the scariest path to follow,” another wrote.
“You do you. You owe nobody explanations about your life!” wrote another supportive fan.