Renee Zellweger Bonded With Ant Anstead’s Son Amid Custody Drama

Best buds! Renée Zellweger is getting close to Ant Anstead‘s son Hudson, an insider exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“Renée gets on so great with Hudson,” the source says of the Oscar winner, 53, and the toddler, 2. “She’s really bonded with him, and Ant loves how doting and caring she is with his kids when they’re all together.”

The former Dealers of WheelersHudson, 43-year-old host, shares Hudson with his ex-wife Christina HallHe divorced his wife in September 2020. He is also the father to Amelie, 18 and Archie 15, which he shares with his ex-wife Louise Anstead.

Renee Zellweger. Ant Anstead. Christina Hall
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In December 2021, Celebrity IOU: Joyride host got to see his eldest children for the first time in nearly two years after coronavirus-related restrictions kept them apart. (Ant is located in California, while the children live in the U.K.

“My heart is FULL,” he wrote via Instagram at the time. “Happy Christmas x x.”

An expert mechanic had told the story earlier in the year. Use that his girlfriend got to meet his kids “many, many times” via FaceTime before they saw each other in person. “It was all very organic,” he said in January. “It was really nice.”

According to an insider, Zellweger and her beau prefer to keep things low-key.

“They’re deliberately uncomplicated in that way — no airs or graces and totally down to earth,” the source tells Us. “Renée loves taking trips to the park and long walks on the beach, and they’ll watch plenty of TV together and play house. It’s all very positive and calm whenever they’re together with Hudson.”

Renee Zellweger Has Bonded With Ant Anstead’s Son Hudson Amid Christina Haack Custody Drama

Ant Anstead and Hudson
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The Cops and RobbersThe author, on his part is in the middle of a messy custody dispute with Hall, 38 who shares daughter Taylor, 11 and son Brayden 6, with ex husband Tarek El Moussa. The Hudson native from England applied for full custody last month.

“What Ant is doing deeply saddens me,” the Christina on the coastStar was then told Usin a statement. “If this was really about Hudson, as he says, this should have been handled privately with a private judge or mediation, as myself and my attorney have suggested. I have had my share of ups and downs but I am a good mom and I love my children with all my heart and I will always protect them.”

Days later, a judge denied Anstead’s emergency custody request. The ex-spouses are scheduled to present their arguments at a hearing on June 28.

The following court documents were filed on Friday, April 29. Flip or Flop alum slammed her ex-husband for making “false allegations” about her. “I will not speculate as to his true motivations, but Hudson’s best interest is not what is motivating his application to the Court,” the California native continued. “Mr. Anstead is simply trying to smear my good name and tarnish my image.”

Last month UseIt was confirmed that the interior design team got married Joshua Hall seven months after getting engaged. The 40-year-old real estate agent defended his wife against social media critics days before Ant’s custody battle began.

“This woman I get to call mine is nothing short of incredible. No one or nothing will keep her from achieving happiness/success,” he wrote via Instagram on April 14. “She doesn’t need anyone’s validation and certainly doesn’t let anyone’s disapproval affect what she does with HER life.”

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