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Christina Haack’s ex-husband Ant Anstead has filed for full custody of their 2-year-old son Hudson, claiming that the HGTV star created a dangerous environment for the toddler and put him at medical risk. Here’s what Anstead said about Haack’s parenting in court documents and how the Flip or Flop star responded. 

Christina Haack and Ant Anstead smile and pose together at an event.
Christina Haack and Ant Anstead | Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Christina Haack and Ant Anstead had one son together before their 2021 divorce

Ant Anstead and Christina Haack got married in December 2018, and had a son, Hudson London Anstead, on Sept. 6, 2019. Haack was previously married to her Flip or Flop co-star, Tarek El Moussa, and shares two children with him. 

Anstead and Haack separated in 2020 and their divorce was finalized in June 2021. Now, the English TV presenter has filed for full custody of 2-year-old Hudson, claiming that his ex created a dangerous environment and put the child at medical risk. 

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Anstead said that Haack is mostly absent from their son’s life, spending about “9 full days each month” with him for the past 20 months. He requested to change their shared custody agreement to take full custody, with Haack getting alternating weekends with their son. 

Anstead also wants the judge to restrict Haack from posting Hudson on social media for any “commercial endeavor” without his permission. 


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Ant Anstead said Christina Haack said Ant Anstead filing for full custody “saddens” her

The English TV presenter, who has been dating actor Renée Zellweger since separating from Haack, cited several instances as proof that Christina Haack is an unfit parent.

Anstead said that recently Hudson was returned to him after spending time with his mother with a severe sunburn that made him cry in pain. When he texted Haack about it, Anstead claims she responded, “… it didn’t feel hot. Give him some Tylenol im sure it will be better tomorrow.”

Anstead said that in January, Haack returned Hudson to him without telling him that her family all had the coronavirus (COVID-19). He reportedly said, “At the time my partner [Zellweger] was filming her new project and her covid diagnosis placed the whole production on pause.”

He also mentioned Haack’s experience with hallucinogenic toad venom as another example of her inability to be a suitable parent.

The ‘Flip or Flop’ star shared a message about a ‘toxic person’ on social media 

Christina Haack is aware of the claims Ant Anstead made against her. “What Ant is doing deeply saddens me,” she told TMZ. “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.”

She added, “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.”

The same day that the news of the custody battle broke, the HGTV star shared a cryptic message on social media about a “toxic person.”

“‘When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you,” Haack captioned an Instagram post. “The misinformation will feel unfair, but you stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did.’ – Jill Blakeway.”