Christina Anstead officially filed for divorce earlier this week. The move came just a little over a month after she and husband, Ant Anstead, announced a formal separation.
TMZ was among the first to report the Flip or Flop star’s marriage was officially a flop. She filed the correct papers in Orange County, California, on Wednesday morning. The filing means her second marriage is over after less than two years of wedded bliss.
Christina and Ant started dating in October of 2017. They wed in a “super secret” ceremony at their Newport Beach house in December of 2018. The couple have one child together, one-year-old Hudson London.
In September, the pair announced the separation. However, both claimed they still had a good relationship. Marriage simply wasn’t something that worked for either of them.
Christina Anstead Put On Brave Face
When the couple announced their split, they also made it clear their child was going to be front and center. “We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority,” said in a statement.
Ant, who stars on Wheeler Dealers, is officially about to become Christina’s second famous ex-husband. Christina and her first husband, Flip or Flop co-star Tarek El Moussa, had a very public split in 2016.
Interestingly, things didn’t move as quickly from split to divorce the first time around. Christina and Tarek didn’t officially divorce until 2018. However, their parting ways was far more contentions publicly than the Ansteads.
TMZ is reporting the reason for this divorce is less about a public scandal. Sources close to both Christina and Ant say they just, grew apart.
That could be good news for their young child. While he’s too young to really understand public headlines about his mother and father, he might have been able to see photographers constantly snapping photos and asking tough questions.
Friendship Sparking Up?
Tarek and Christina both moved on after their divorce two years ago. While she remarried, he stayed single but has had an active dating life. However, he recently decided to tie the knot again as well.
His girlfriend, Heather Rae Young, is now his fiancee. Despite Tarek making moves towards walking down the aisle with another woman, there are rumblings of some reconciliation with his ex-wife.
Reports show he and Christina out on the town together. However, it’s not clear if the two hanging out even has the hint of anything romantic. The pair do have several children together.
Despite a raucous split, it’s possible they’ve simply put their bad blood behind them.
For her part, Christina Anstead made it clear in recent social media posts she’s focusing on her children these days. Having a positive, if not close, relationship with a father of some of her kids would make quite a bit of sense.