Ant Anstead — Quick Facts about Life and Career of Christina Anstead's Estranged Husband

Ant Anstead made headlines recently after calling it quits with HGTV star Christina Anstead. Here are some of the things you should know about the good-looking male television host.

In 2018, Ant Anstead tied the knot with Christina Anstead at their Newport Beach, California home. In September 2019, the pair welcomed their son, Hudson London Anstead.

However, last month, Ant and Christina shocked fans when the latter announced that she and her husband of two years had split. As a result of their separation, more and more people became interested in Ant. Read on for some surprising facts about him.

HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER

When he was 18 years old, Ant started working as a police officer. Five years later, he joined the tactical fire-arm unit, making him one of the U.K.'s youngest armed police officers. However, when he was 25, Ant decided to leave his law enforcement career.

HE IS A PUBLISHED AUTHOR

Ant is known for his love of cars, but unknown to many, he also has a passion for writing. To date, the "Wheeler Dealers" host has penned two books — "Cops and Robbers: The Story of the British Police Car" and "Petrol Head Parenting: How to Diagnose and Nurture a Petrolhead."

Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead attend the 111th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade opening night on December 18, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead attend the 111th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade opening night on December 18, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

HE USED TO PLAY SOCCER

Ant played more than 700 games in the Ryman League in the positions of goalkeeper and striker. In one episode of "Christina on the Coast," he was seen playing football in a recreational soccer league in California.

HE OWNS A PRODUCTION COMPANY

In 2014, Ant kicked off his own production company, called Ant Anstead Limited. In 2017, the television personality produced and starred in a TV documentary called "The World's Most Expensive Cars."

HE MARRIED TWO TIMES

Before Christina, Ant was married to Louise Anstead in 2005. The former partner was blessed with two children — daughter Amelie and son Archie — before ending their relationship in 2017.

Ant started dating Christina in October 2017. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in December 2018. On September 18, 2020, Christina uploaded a photo of her and Ant walking into the sunset on social media.

In the caption, Christina announced that she and Ant had made the difficult decision to separate. They are grateful for each other and emphasized that their son, Hudson, will remain their top priority.

The breakup of Christina and Ant came less than two months after Christina's first husband Tarek El Moussa became engaged to Heather, his girlfriend of one year, in July.

Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead in November 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead in November 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Currently, Tarek and Heather are working on the first home they have purchased together in Newport Beach, California. The couple dated for one year before the former finally proposed to Heather.

Tarek and Heather revealed that they purchased their first place as a couple through his Instagram Stories. A representative for the twosome shared that Tarek originally bought the house as a flip, but then they decided to make it their new home. 

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