Renée Zellweger and Ant Anstead’s relationship seemingly came out of nowhere as the two are on very different ends of the entertainment spectrum. Zellweger rose to fame as one of Hollywood’s leading actresses in the early 2000s. The Academy Award winner has since appeared in a number of television and film productions, including a brief appearance on Anstead’s Discovery+ series Celebrity IOU Joyride.
Anstead has worked primarily on unscripted television programs for most of his public career. The reality star, who split from ex-wife Christina Haack in 2020, has hosted the Discovery+ series since its inception. According to insiders, Zellweger and Anstead first met during her appearance on the show and have been together ever since. In August 2021, the duo made their first public appearance as an item — sources confirmed to People that their relationship was getting “pretty serious.” A month later, Zellweger and Anstead became official Instagram members and shared a smiling selfie to social media.
And if helping Zellweger Anstead plan his son’s birthday party wasn’t enough to prove their love for one another, it now looks like the pair are preparing to take an even bigger step in their relationship.
Renée Zellweger plans her future with Ant Anstead
On Oct. 13, Dirt announced that Ant Anstead was selling his lavish Laguna Beach estate after a year of ownership. After the listing was released, some believed the reality star was preparing to move in with Renée Zellweger – who had recently moved into a house across the street. However, sources close to the couple told TMZ that the speculation was wrong. According to insiders, Anstead has no plans to move in with Zellweger, but he’s using her garage to store some of his belongings during this transition. And while the entertainers aren’t currently sharing living quarters, it seems like they’re planning their life together.
According to a Us Weekly insider, the couple are “so happy and super excited to start planning their long-term future together.” “They’ve taken their time getting this right, living in separate houses and not rushing anything,” the source added. “They try not to get too ahead of the curve and are both very private when it comes to their exact arrangements, but friends believe an engagement could be very soon.”
If the pair make it down the aisle, their union would be the second marriage for both entertainers — Zellweger was previously married to musician Kenny Chesney.