Christina Haack Shares a Cryptic Message About a ‘Toxic Person’ After Ant Anstead Files for Full Custody of Their Son

Christina Haack just shared a cryptic message on social media after her ex-husband Ant Anstead slammed her parenting and filed for full custody of their 2-year-old son Hudson. The English TV presenter claimed that the HGTV star put their toddler at medical risk and created a dangerous environment. Here’s what Anstead said about Haack in court documents and what the Flip or Flop star wrote about a “toxic person” online.

Ant Anstead and Christina Haack smile and pose together at an event.
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Christina Haack shared a cryptic message about a ‘toxic person’ and ‘control’

On Apr. 28, Christina Haack shared an Instagram post about a man who feels “threatened” and needs to “possessively control” a “strong woman.” 

“She will test you and see what you’re made of, just by being herself. Because the nature of a strong woman will identify who a man really is,” the post began. “If he feels threatened or has the need to possessively control her, it will be revealed.” The words appear to be a quote from another source, not Haack’s own words.

She continued the cryptic message in the caption of her post, using another quote.

“‘When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you,” she wrote. “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.”

Ant Anstead slammed Christina Haack’s parenting and filed for full custody of their son Hudson

Christina Haack posted her mysterious message about a “toxic person” on the same day that news broke about her ex-husband, Ant Anstead. 

Anstead and Haack were married from 2018 to 2021, and they share one son, Hudson. Haack was previously married to Tarek El Moussa, her Flip or Flop co-star, and she shares two children with him. 

On Apr. 28, TMZ  reported that Anstead has filed for full custody of the 2-year-old, claiming that Haack created a dangerous environment and put their toddler at medical risk. 

The English TV presenter reportedly said in court documents that Haack only spends about “9 full days each month” with Hudson, and that when she does have him, she uses him for sponsored posts on social media. 

Besides changing their shared custody agreement to having full custody and giving Haack alternating weekends, Anstead also wants the judge to prevent Haack from posting their son on social media for any “commercial endeavor” without his permission. 

He also said that Haack recently returned him to her with a sunburn so severe that he cried, and in January, she returned Hudson to him without notifying him that her family had the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Anstead reportedly said, “At the time my partner [actor Renée Zellweger] was filming her new project and her covid diagnosis placed the whole production on pause.”

The ‘Flip or Flop’ star said Ant Anstead’s actions ‘sadden’ her

Christina Haack said Ant Anstead’s actions “sadden” her and that the situation “should have been handled privately.” 

“What Ant is doing deeply saddens me,” the Flip or Flop star 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.”

Haack 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.”

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