ET Online: Christina Anstead's Friends Advised Her to Take Romance with Ant Slow, a Source Says

Amid the shocking split of Christina Anstead from her second husband, Ant Anstead, a source revealed that the reality star was reportedly advised by her friends to take her relationship with ex-husband Ant slowly.

Christina Anstead shocked the world earlier this month when she announced that she and Ant Anstead were going their separate ways in less than two years of marriage.

While the reality star is taking time to heal from the pain, a source close to her revealed to ET Online that the 37-year-old regrets that her second marriage ended too soon.

Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead at Discovery's "Serengeti" premiere at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on July 23, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead at Discovery's "Serengeti" premiere at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on July 23, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

According to the insider, the short fate of her and Ant's union was predicted by her friends, who advised her to take things slow with the television presenter.

Christina felt unhappy and lonely. She was also struggling with finding balance, and the marriage was suffering in the process.

Christina reportedly began her romance with Ant shortly after her public split from Tarek El Moussa, and her friends were worried she was moving on too fast. The source said of the "Christina on the Coast" star:

"She is a wonderful mother that went through a very painful, very public divorce and never took the alone time to find herself, to rebuild her strength... before she was planning a wedding."

The insider described her relationship with Ant as a fairytale that moved too fast, and the "Flip or Flop" star didnt try to catch her breath. Now, the mother-of-three is taking time to heal while focusing on her kids and children.

Although she wishes things didn't end with her second husband, Christina allegedly knew that they weren't a good match and wanted to be honest with herself. 

While neither Ant nor Christina has openly commented on the reason behind their split, a source previously revealed that the former couple began having conflicts after they welcomed their son, Hudson London.

Despite having a full house of five children, which include her kids —Taylor and Brayden — from ex-husband El Moussa, and Ant's children from his first marriage, Amelie and Archie, Christina felt unhappy and lonely. She was also struggling with finding balance, and the marriage was suffering in the process.

Fans may recall that Christina shared the news of her split from Ant on September 19 via a post on Instagram. Alongside a silhouette of her and Ant walking on the beach and holding hands, the real estate investor wrote:

"Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate. We are grateful for each other, and as always, our children will remain our priority. "

According to reports, El Moussa didn't see their split coming as he and Christina never discuss their personal lives, so he had no idea she was having trouble in her marriage.

Nevertheless, the 41-year-old promised to be there for his kids' mother and support them through the transition the best way he can.

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