It's not infrequent that celebrity couples come together and have fans wondering how they hit it off, on top of how they even met. Well, Oscar winner Renée Zellweger is now, apparently, dating an HGTV star who's been in the news quite a lot lately, and they met because of the Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, and a brand new series of theirs.
According to TMZ, fans might soon be able to see Renée Zellweger out and about with none other than Christina Haack's ex-husband, Ant Anstead. Apparently, the movie star met the master mechanic and car designer when Zellweger appeared on Drew and Jonathan Scott's new Discovery+ show, Celebrity IOU Joyride. Anstead is the co-host of the series, which sees celebrities have Anstead and his co-host, car guru Cristy Lee, assist them in creating "automotive masterpieces for special people in their lives."
The duo met earlier this month, and sources noted that after filming the Celebrity IOU Joyride episode, Renée Zellweger returned to the set at some point, in order to drop off some work boots she had for Ant Anstead. It's not clear why she had the item for Anstead or when they decided to begin dating, but it's said that they made quick work of their short time filming the series together, and have been enjoying each other's company since then.
Ant Anstead and Christina Haack's divorce was officially finalized just a few days ago.
HGTV fans who've been paying attention to Christina Haack since her divorce from former husband (but still current Flip or Flop co-host) Tarek El Moussa, will know that she went on to create her own home renovation series, Christina on the Coast. Haack then appeared on that series with her second husband, Ant Anstead, after the two wed in a surprise ceremony in December 2018.
Unfortunately, the marital bliss was not to last, and after less than two years of marriage, Haack announced their split in late September 2020. Anstead and Haack have a 1-year-old son, Hudson London, and according to the divorce agreement will share both legal and physical custody of him.
A lot of people would probably feel that becoming romantically involved with someone who's very recently divorced is a tricky proposition, so it might be fair to say that Ant Anstead made quite the impression on Renée Zellweger during her (probably pretty short) time filming Celebrity IOU Joyride with the host.
As you may recall, though, Zellweger is no stranger to either high profile romances or unfortunately short marriages. She was engaged to Jim Carrey from 1999-2000, and married country superstar Kenny Chesney in May 2005, only for that union to be annulled four months later. So, Zellweger probably understands how two people can enter into a marriage with the best of intentions, only for it to become clear very soon that they simply aren't meant to be. Who knows, maybe Zellweger and Anstead were actually able to bond because of their experiences in this area, and, if so, good for them!
Celebrity IOU Joyride is also set to feature stars like Octavia Spencer, James Marsden, Mary J. Blige, Danny Trejo, and Tony Hawk, and will air on Discovery+ sometime this summer. If nothing else, it seems like it'll be worth a watch to see if we notice any sparks flying between Ant Anstead and Renée Zellweger. As of right now, neither party has confirmed the romance, but if it's true, happy dating, you two!