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Everyone is aware that finding love again after going through a breakup, especially if you were recently divorced, can be a tricky proposition. While fans of former Flip or Flop couple Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa were stunned when the two split, now there's more bad news for Anstead on the relationship front, as she and new husband Anthony "Ant" Anstead have also decided to divorce, after less than two years of marriage.
The Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast star took to Instagram to announce her split, which comes after she and Ant Anstead, who's the co-host of British car enthusiast series Wheeler Dealers, wed in a surprise Newport Beach, California ceremony in December 2018. You can see her short post, below:
As you can see from the caption on Christina Anstead's post, it sounds like the former couple came to a mutual decision after much thought, and is trying to focus on their children as they figure out what's ahead for each of them amid the divorce. The couple share a young son, Hudson London, who just celebrated his first birthday on September 6 of this year.
Fans will know that Christina and Ant Anstead were more than willing to let cameras into their home for her new renovation series, Christina on the Coast, which is currently airing its third season. We often saw not only the Ansteads, but their baby and Christina's two children with El Moussa, daughter Taylor Reese, 9, and son Brayden James, 5, during downtime between her hard work renovating homes in Southern California. The Ansteads were quite the blended family, as Ant also has two children with his previous wife, daughter Amelie, 16, and son Archie, 13.
I'm sure this breakup has come as quite a blow to both Christina and Ant Anstead, as well as their children, while fans of the couple are likely to be quite shocked. While I'm not sure when Season 3 of Christina on the Coast was filmed, even in those episodes, the relationship between both of them, as well as Ant's relationship with her children, is pretty much always very relaxed, loving, warm and filled with humor. So, whatever was going on behind the scenes certainly didn't seem to make it on camera. Which isn't what fans saw from later seasons of Flip or Flop, when she and her soon-to-be ex were going through their divorce.
Of course, Christina Anstead is also still working on Flip or Flop with her ex-husband Tarek El Moussa. Season 9 of the home renovation hit is set to debut on October 15, with the former couple making the decision to continue their working relationship even after they split in May 2016. They found plenty of reasons to keep their home flipping business, and the television show which made them famous, going, none the least of which was the fact that Flip or Flop managed to launch six direct spinoffs on HGTV, plus Christina on the Coast and El Moussa's own series, Flipping 101.
It's always sad to hear that any couple couldn't make their romance work in the long run, but here's hoping that Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead will have the time they need to process the end of their marriage and come back strong. Season 3 of Christina on the Coast is airing on HGTV right now, but for more to watch in the coming weeks, check out our guide to fall TV.