Christina Anstead Reveals the Sweet Way She Knew Ant Anstead Was Her Soul Mate

Christina Anstead couldn’t be happier. The HGTV host has it all — a hit show on the network, three beautiful kids, and a loving husband who she calls her soul mate. No wonder she’s smiling so big these days.

But not so long ago, Christina was going through some dark personal times when she got divorced from her first husband and co-host of the hit show Flip or Flop. Christina and Tarek El Moussa built a career and life together, but then it all fell apart.

Now Christina Anstead is building a new life that she says happened thanks to fate and good timing. Here’s how she describes her meant-to-be pairing with husband Ant Anstead.

Christina and Ant Anstead
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Christina Anstead met husband Ant in the sweetest way

Christina married Ant Anstead in December 2018 and recently shared the story of how they met via Instagram. October 29 was their two year anniversary of their first meeting. Here’s what she said:

“2 years ago today this guy called me for the first time. I had just left @wecarespaca (where I had checked myself in for 3 days of fasting my mind body and spirit) while there I had really focused on making positive changes in my life. It was such an incredible stay. I literally felt high on life.”

She continued: “On 10/27 the first night of my stay after Reiki and spiritual healing a lot of emotions came up and I was feeling sad about a lot of things. I called my friend @claytonjennings1 and asked him to pray for me. He prayed I would find a man who treated me and my kids with love and respect, that I would no longer play small, I would step into the life I deserved and that from that day forward everything would begin to fall into place.”

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2 years ago today this guy called me for the first time. I had just left @wecarespaca (where I had checked myself in for 3 days of fasting my mind body and spirit) while there I had really focused on making positive changes in my life. It was such an incredible stay. I literally felt high on life. On 10/27 the first night of my stay after Reiki and spiritual healing a lot of emotions came up and I was feeling sad about a lot of things. I called my friend @claytonjennings1 and asked him to pray for me. He prayed I would find a man who treated me and my kids with love and respect, that I would no longer play small, I would step into the life I deserved and that from that day forward everything would begin to fall into place. The next day I woke up with a text from a friend of ours named Walter who had just met Ant and thought we were the perfect fit. 2 kids, similar careers, just gone through a divorce and he was a really NICE guy. Seemed too good to be true, but the timing of the Clayton call seemed like Fate was dealing me a lucky hand. 10/29 Ant called me and 11/2 we went on our first date. We have literally been inseparable ever since. I told my dad at a hockey game a week after we met that we were going to get married. He said “well if you are saying it then you probably are” . Now 2 years later – married with a wonderful blended family, careers we both love and beautiful baby boy. Life has a funny way of letting things fall into place when you least expect it.

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These two were meant to be

“The next day I woke up with a text from a friend of ours named Walter who had just met Ant and thought we were the perfect fit,” Christina explained. “2 kids, similar careers, just gone through a divorce and he was a really NICE guy. Seemed too good to be true, but the timing of the Clayton call seemed like Fate was dealing me a lucky hand. 10/29 Ant called me and 11/2 we went on our first date. We have literally been inseparable ever since. I told my dad at a hockey game a week after we met that we were going to get married.”

“He said, ‘Well if you are saying it then you probably are.’ Now 2 years later – married with a wonderful blended family, careers we both love and beautiful baby boy. Life has a funny way of letting things fall into place when you least expect it,” she concluded.

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Mom + Dad #datenight ♥️

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Tarek and Christina stayed on friendly terms

Tarek and Christina married in 2009 and separated in 2016, officially divorcing one year later. Still, these two were committed to keeping the show alive and peacefully co-parenting.  

“It was up and down, up and down. … We’ve been doing this a really long time — it’s part of who we are and what we do,” Tarek said on the Today show in December 2018. “And for us to just throw everything away … it just wasn’t worth it. And at the same time, we love the crew, we love the show, we love our fans and we love the network.”

Christina agreed, saying: “Most importantly we have two amazing kids together, so it’s just easier to work together and get along.”

Now Christina has a new husband, a new baby, and a great relationship with her ex. Sounds like everything worked out the way it was supposed to.