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Screenshot of Ant Anstead looking shocked at something Christina Anstead said

After news of his split from wife Christina Anstead broke, Ant Anstead took a brief hiatus from social media. Now, however, he’s back with a vengeance, though he looks a little bit different from when we saw him before his September split. Apparently, Christina Anstead’s decision to divorce led to some major weight loss for the TV personality.

This week, Ant Anstead debuted a behind-the-scenes look back at work on one of his automotive related projects and he looks totally different. At first glance this may seem to be because his arms look all tatted up, though I believe that’s a long-sleeved t-shirt.

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Apparently they call this “work”..... ????????

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However, one fan commented that Ant seemed to be a bit “thinner,” to which Ant Anstead responded that he had, in fact, lost weight. Quite a bit of weight, to be frank. He noted he’d lost 23 pounds in the month since the split from Christina Anstead was first announced, though he told the fan in the Instagram comments, “Don’t worry, I will get it back on.”

Ant Anstead had made it clear previously that the decision to divorce lied with Christina Anstead and not with him. He told his fans that he had never given up but that the Flip or Flop star ultimately did, noting,

Anyone who really knows me knows that I don’t like to share private matters publicly. I have remained silent while holding on to hope. I never gave up on us. I pray Christina’s decision brings her happiness.

The two share a son, Hudson, and plan to continue co-parenting even though they no longer will be together. Ant Anstead also has two children from a previous marriage to Louise Anstead.

For his part, it’s nice to see Ant Anstead back to work and seemingly getting on his feet again. For her part, Christina Anstead has been open about her feelings related to the impending divorce and has said she is seeing her divorce as an opportunity “to grow.” She also got back to work right away on a new season of Flip or Flop with her other ex Tarek El Moussa, with more from her more personal life-oriented series Christina on the Coast also on the way. El Moussa also recently spoke out about people being so invested and engaged in he and his former life partner's personal lives, revealing he believes the fans feel like they know the El Moussa/Anstead clan at this point.

People have watched kids born, people have watched us raise kids, they watched us get divorced, they know us. They've been following our lives for almost 10 years. They feel like they're a part of it, which makes sense.

The year 2020 has been hard for everyone, but particularly I’d assume for people -- and celebrities -- whose relationships just weren’t quite strong enough to weather the storm. Here’s hoping Ant and Christina Anstead will ultimately be healthier and happier apart.

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