HGTV’s Christina Anstead and Husband Ant Recently Posted These Sweet Anniversary Messages to Each Other
HGTV’s Christina Anstead and her husband Ant just celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Recently welcoming their first child – son Hudson – together in September, the couple is enjoying a busy newlywed life along with their blended family of five kids.
The two shared their thoughts on the wedded milestone via Instagram, with some pics capturing the nuptials.
Anstead met Ant at the end of 2017. “It was immediate, that connection [with Ant]. I knew the second we drove to dinner together, we just had that spark, but [we’re] also so comfortable together. [We feel like] we’ve known each other forever,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
Saying their ‘I do’s’ on December 22, 2018, the newlyweds soon found out shortly after returning from their honeymoon that Anstead was pregnant. “[Having kids] wasn’t on our mind — if it happened, it happened. It definitely was not something where [we said], ‘We want a baby right now…’” Anstead revealed. “We got back from our honeymoon [and] found out I was pregnant… I felt off during the honeymoon and when I got home, I felt I should take a test, not thinking at all it was going to show positive. I was just like, ‘OK, this makes five — here we go!’”
Posting a slideshow of wedding photos from their special day, Ant reflected on his year of marriage to Anstead along with his gratitude of marrying the love of his life.
“Holy smokes!!!! A year ago! And What a year! 😳😍 We have done enough for several life times!” he captioned the pics. “I am blessed, I am lucky, I am loved, I am full, I am happy, I am yours. You saved me and you complete me!!!! 🔥🔥❤️🇺🇸🇬🇧 you are PERFECT!!! My wife! 😍 x.”
Not to be outdone, Anstead also commemorated their wedding day on Instagram with a video that also included her loving thoughts toward her husband in the caption. “One year ago today!” the Christina on the Coast star wrote. “I still get emotional watching this! What a year it’s been. I was 2 weeks pregnant with baby Hudson here and had no idea – 🤭. @ant_anstead I love you, our blended family and this life with you. ❤️.”
Anstead shares two kids, Taylor and Brayden, with her ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa, while Ant has two kids, Amelie and Archie, from a previous relationship. Ant shared his excitement on welcoming baby Hudson with his new bride shortly after his birth.
“It all now feels complete. He’s a real cutie!” he told Entertainment Tonight. “What’s really great about him is, he has this really cool vibe. You know when you just get around someone and they just vibrate at a really good level? You can’t put your finger on it but you meet these people in your life, they walk into the room as a stranger and you just go, ‘Whoa. They’ve got it.’ And he’s just got this vibe about him that’s amazing.”
Now with a blended family of five kids, Ant revealed the importance of working as a team with all parties involved. “I think everybody has to be on the same page,” he said. “Everybody has to be present and pulling in the same direction. That includes Tarek, it includes my ex. If everybody wants the same thing, and that has to be kids first. If you prioritize kids first, it actually kind of falls into place and the rest of it makes sense.”
He also raved about the support he receives from his bride on his professional endeavors. “You’re only successful as your weakest link, and the great thing about being married to Christina is that she’s in my industry so she totally gets it,” Ant said of the Flip or Flop star. “The only thing I get from her is full 100% support. She supports everything I do, and I support everything she does and because of that we can both do so much more.”
Congratulations to the happy couple on their first anniversary!