HGTV’s Christina Anstead and Husband Ant Anstead Welcome Their First Child Together

It’s a boy! Christina Anstead of HGTV’s Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast announced on Instagram the birth of her son, Hudson London Anstead, with husband Ant Anstead on September 6.

HGTV’s Christina Anstead | Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Posting the stats

Anstead featured a picture of herself holding the newborn, looking lovingly at her son along with Ant. “Ant and I are so excited to welcome Hudson London Anstead into the world,” she captioned the photo. “Our hearts are SO full of love and joy! Our healthy baby boy was born this morning- 9/6/19 – 7 lbs 7 oz 19.5 inches long.”

The couple tied the knot in December 2018. Anstead has been chronicling her pregnancy on social media, including pics of her baby shower and listing the products she used to decorate her nursery.

A growing family

Anstead shares custody of daughter Taylor, 9, and son Brayden, 4, with ex-husband Tarek El Moussa. Ant also has two children from a previous marriage: Amelie, 16 this month, and Archie, 13.

The blended family has already created a bond with each other. “The kids are such different ages, but they get along so well,” Anstead told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s been super fun traveling and spending time together.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Anstead called her ex when she discovered she was pregnant to let him know about her upcoming arrival. “I told him right before I told the kids. I waited after the first trimester to tell them to make sure everything was OK,” she said.

Anstead and El Moussa still head up HGTV’s Flip or Flop together. Season 8 premiered on August 1 to solid ratings. El Moussa says the two are at a good place in their relationship. “I think that we’re just showing the world that you can make anything happen when you want something to happen and filming with my ex-wife is a lot better today than it has been in many many years,” he told Fox News. “It’s very exciting to know that we can show up on set, do our job, and things are good.”

El Moussa recently shared his support of his ex’s growing family. “The kids and I are excited, you know, I think overall it’s great for them. And I’m glad she’s happy, and I’ll do everything I possibly can to be as great as I can be to her kid. At the end of the day, her son is gonna be the brother of my kids,” El Moussa told Hollywood Life.

A short maternity leave

In early August, Anstead announced the start of her maternity leave on Instagram. “This mama is off the clock for the summer… if you need me you know where to find me – in our pool on my @ledgelounger  ☀️” she wrote.

Apparently, Anstead couldn’t resist getting her hands on a new project. When news broke of her show Christina on the Coast being renewed for a second season, Anstead was too excited keep still. “I came out of maternity leave (currently 37 weeks pregnant) because I can’t resist a good challenge,” she wrote on Instagram on August 23. “Fun day back on set with these guys starting a new episode of #ChristinaOnTheCoast Season 2!! It’s a BIG project in Laguna Niguel – gonna make for an amazing transformation… @chardphoto was our wedding photographer and I’m excited to tackle this project with him … Rich, ready or not here we go ”

Viewers will most likely see baby Hudson on season two of Christina on the Coast. Congratulations to the happy family!