Christina, Ant Ordered to Attend Mediation Amid Custody Battle

Keep the peace. Christina Hall (née Haack)And Ant AnsteadIn the ongoing custody dispute over Hudson, they were ordered to attend mediation.

According to court documents, Us WeeklyBefore their next hearing, the couple must meet with a mediator to resolve their custody and visitation disputes.

UseLast month, Anstead, 43, confirmed that he filed a petition for full custody of the 2-years-old son he shares in a relationship with Hall, 38. The petition was filed with an Orange County, California court on April 28. The Dealers of WheelersThe host, who was married the Flip or FlopHall and an alum for two year before they split in September 2020. They previously agreed to share joint custody. (Anstead also shares daughter Amelie with ex-wife and son Archie avec ex-wife Louise StoreyHall shares Taylor and Brayden while Hall is with her ex-husband Tarek El Moussa.)

The filing by the England native stated that Hall had not created a safe environment in Hudson’s absence over the years. Anstead claimed that Anstead had made it clear that the Christina on the coaststar returned Hudson to him in January, without disclosing that Hudson had tested positive for COVID-19. “At the time, my partner [Renée Zellweger] was filming her new project and her covid diagnosis placed the whole production on pause,” he stated in the April court documents.

Anstead also called into question Hall’s ability to safely parent Hudson, citing her past use of the hallucinogenic Bufo Alvarius toad venom as an example of her being unfit to care for their son. In July 2021, the Wellness Remodel coauthor revealed via Instagram that she “smoked a Bufo toad” while on her journey of self-discovery. It “basically reset my brain and kicked out years of anxiety in 15 mins,” she said of the experience.

After news broke of Anstead’s custody petition, Hall told Us in a statement on April 28 that she is “deeply” saddened by the situation. “I am a good mom and I love my children with all my heart,” she noted.

Hall responded to the Orange County court on the same day. “I have read the declaration of Mr. Anstead and was shocked to see the false allegations against me,” Hall stated in court documents obtained by Use. “And his belief that he has been failing to protect our son by sharing custodial time with me.”

She continued: “I will not speculate as to his true motivations, but Hudson’s best interest is not what is motivating his application to the Court. … Mr. Anstead is simply trying to smear my good name and tarnish my image.”

Use confirmed on April 28 that Anstead’s request was denied after the court ruled that he had provided an “insufficient showing” of evidence in his filing. The judge also stated that Hall wasn’t given enough notice about the request, per court documents. A new court date was set for June 28 to discuss custody.

After their split, Zellweger was hired to replace the TV personality. UsLast month, Hall quietly married Joshua Hall.

Diana Cooper reports

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