HGTV Star Christina Anstead Speaks Out: ‘I Never Thought I Would Have 2 Baby Daddies’

Christina Anstead is the HGTV star of Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast. The interior designer is known for her clean and modern aesthetics and witty personality. Christina recently broke the news to all of her followers that she was separating from her husband just short of their second wedding anniversary. News of the split sent shockwaves as the couple is a fan favorite. After confirming the breakup, the reality TV personality is opening up about her feelings.

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What led to Christina Anstead’s breakup?

Christina and Ant Anstead tied the knot at the end of 2018 in an intimate ceremony set at their home in Newport Beach, California. The couple shortly after announced they were expecting a baby who was born in September 2019. Both Christina and Ant share aspects of their home life on the renovation show Christina on the Coast.

Fans adored watching both stars interact on the HGTV series and they portrayed living happily on screen. However, it seems it was not everything that it appeared because, on September 18, Christina announced she was separating.

“Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate,” Christina posted on Instagram. “We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority. We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future.”

There were no further details as to what caused the split between the television couple.

Ant and Christina Anstead
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Christina Anstead updates Instagram

On September 26, Christina returned to Instagram to “reintroduce” herself. The HGTV personality had received a lot of criticism after confirming her split and this was an indirect way of shutting down all the haters.

“For those of you who don’t know me (or think you know me) let me reintroduce myself. I hate crowds, I love traveling, all things spiritual, the ocean, and deep one on one conversations,” she started. “I never thought about being on tv, I wanted to be a sports agent like Jerry Maguire.”

Christina goes on to say that looking at houses was always something that piqued her interest. When she went to college to get her real estate license, which led her to start flipping homes and then a TV show.

“TV changed my life and I am grateful for the life it’s provided, the experiences, the friends I’ve made along the way,” she continued. “Sometimes our calling is bigger than our plans. I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two. I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies – but sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these ‘setbacks,’ I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow.”

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For those of you who don’t know me (or think you know me) let me reintroduce myself. I hate crowds, I love traveling, all things spiritual, the ocean and deep one on one conversations. I never thought about being on tv. I wanted to be a sports agent like Jerry Maguire. But I always loved looking at houses with my parents especially model homes and I always wanted to be my own boss… So in college when I was called (intuitively) to get my real estate license at a local community college I followed my intuition. I got started in real estate at 21 which led to selling houses which led to flipping houses which led to Tv. Now while I never wanted to be on tv, stepping out of my comfort zone and into the unknown has always been my thing. I live in a state of anxiousness and I’m so used to it that when it’s not there I tend to feel a void and hop into something that causes the feeling I’m used to. This can be good and bad. And it’s one of the things I’m working on breaking the pattern of. Sometimes anxiety and pursuit of new dreams leads me down amazing paths, other times it leaves me feeling lost and in a state of fight or flight / or crying in my closet. Tv changed my life and I am grateful for the life it’s provided, the experiences, the friends I’ve made along the way. Sometimes our calling is bigger than our plans. I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two. I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies – but sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these “setbacks” I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow. So while some may judge me and throw around rumors about me, most of you support me. And that says a lot about this world and where we are headed. I’m messy, I’m real and I’m working on healing. I’m surrounded by extremely powerful women who help me cope, build me up and push me to be better. If you’ve DM me or text me – I haven’t written back because I’m taking time to clear the “noise” and focus on myself and the kids. I appreciate the support and I hope my story inspires you to not be so hard on yourself for the decisions / choices you’ve made. We are all a work in progress. ✨♥️

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“So while some may judge me and throw around rumors about me, most of you support me. And that says a lot about this world and where we are headed. I’m messy, I’m real and I’m working on healing.”

In the end, Christina hopes that her being open about her life decisions inspires people “to not be so hard” on oneself for the decisions we make.