Ant Anstead’s Push for Full Custody of His and Christina Haack’s Son Hudson Isn’t Over


  • Ant Anstead filed for full custody of he and Christina Haack’s 2-year-old son, Hudson, in April 2022. 
  • Christina Haack and Ant Anstead’s custody battle seemed to end when a judge denied the English TV presenter’s emergency request.
  • Ant Anstead and Christina Haack’s custody battle isn’t over because a hearing is scheduled for June 2022. 

Christina Haack’s ex-husband, Ant Anstead, filed for full custody of their 2-year-old son, Hudson, in April 2022. When a judge denied the Celebrity IOU: Joyride host’s request it appeared the custody battle had ended. However, the legal proceedings aren’t over yet. A judge scheduled a hearing for June 2022.

Ant Anstead, who filed for full custody of he and Christina Haack's son Hudson, poses with Christina Haack
Ant Anstead and Christina Haack | Aaron Poole/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank

Ant Anstead filed for full custody, claiming Christina Haack created a dangerous environment and put their son at risk

In late April 2022, Anstead requested a change to his and Haack’s shared custody agreement. Anstead asked a judge for full custody of he and Christina’s 2-year-old son, Hudson London Anstead. 

Per court documents obtained by TMZ, the TV host claimed his ex-wife not only put Hudson at medical risk but also created a dangerous environment. In Anstead’s full custody request he claimed Haack doesn’t spend much time with Hudson. The former Wheeler Dealers star estimated Haack’s spent nine “full days each month” with the toddler in the last 20 months. 

He asked to take full custody of Hudson with the Christina on the Coast star getting alternating weekends. Anstead also asked the judge to restrict his ex, whom he officially divorced in 2021, from posting Hudson on social media for any “commercial endeavor” without his permission.

A judge denied Ant Anstead’s request, scheduled a hearing for June 2022

Anstead’s full custody application was denied by a judge not long after he filed an emergency request. According to court documents, a judge denied Anstead’s request due to “insufficient” proof of it being a pressing matter. 

However, just because Anstead wasn’t granted full custody doesn’t mean the legal battle is over. A judge scheduled a hearing for June 28, 2022, where Anstead’s full custody case will be addressed. 

The development comes after Anstead cited two instances as proof Haack’s an unfit parent. The 43-year-old said Haack returned Hudson to him with a sunburn so severe it made their son cry. He claimed when he asked about it, Haack told him to give Hudson “some Tylenol,” saying, “I’m sure it will be better tomorrow.” 

Anstead also referenced another incident in January 2022. He claimed Haack returned Hudson without telling him her family had coronavirus (COVID-19). “At the time my partner [Renée Zellweger] was filming her new project,” he reportedly said, “and her covid diagnosis placed the whole production on pause.”

Ant Anstead’s push for full custody ‘saddens’ Christina Haack

Haack responded to Anstead’s full custody filing, saying it’s not “really about Hudson.” She told TMZ in a statement, “What Ant is doing deeply saddens me. 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,” she added, “but I am a good mom and I love my children with all my heart and I will always protect them.”

In addition to the statement, Haack also shared a cryptic Instagram post following Anstead’s full custody court filing. Her husband Joshua Hall also shared a message defending Haack on social media.

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