“Celebrity IOU: Joyride” didn’t just help Ant Anstead showcase his talents, considering that it also seemingly led him to land his first girlfriend post-divorce. As mentioned, Anstead began dating actor Renée Zellweger after they worked together on the Discovery+ series in 2021. It was a romance that Anstead apparently didn’t see coming, telling People, “Sometimes when things collide, they collide at the most obscure times when you least expect them.”
Unlike his relationship with Christina Hall, Anstead wanted to keep his romance with Zellweger private so they could enjoy it without the pressure. However, they were caught by paparazzi. “We kept it secret for a while and now, unfortunately, some pictures were taken and put out there,” Anstead told E! News. By September 2021 though, it seems Anstead decided that they might as well go “Instagram official” since he posted his first photo of them. He made it clear how smitten he was when he followed that up with a photo of them kissing in New Orleans. He even promoted her TV series, “The Thing About Pam,” and praised her classiness in the caption of another photo of them cuddling.
It appears that Anstead’s three children were just as taken with Zellweger. Anstead told Us Weekly that his eldest kids, Amelie and Archie, met her over FaceTime before they had a “lovely” time hanging out in person. As for Anstead’s baby, a source said in People, “She is always very playful and sweet with Hudson.”