Renee Zellweger and TV presenter Ant Anstead ‘dating’ after marriage ends


Renee Zellweger is reportedly dating TV presenter Ant Anstead.

The Bridget Jones’ Diary actress, 52, reportedly met Ant while working on her new Discovery + show, Celebrity IOU Joyride.

According to TMZ, after filming with British TV presenter Ant, Renee returned to the set to give the presenter work boots.

At some point afterwards, the post says they started dating.

The Mirror has reached out to reps for Renee Zellweger and Ant Anstead to comment on this story.

Reports of the potential romance come after Ant separated from his wife and American TV personality Christina Haack.

Renee Zellweger reportedly dating Ant Anstead

Ant and Christina tied the knot in 2018 after starting dating the year before.

The couple share a son , Hudson London Anstead, born 2019.

The former couple announced their separation in September last year, with Christina filing for divorce in November.

TMZ also reports that the divorce is now finalized, with Ant and Christina sharing custody of their one-year-old son, Hudson.

Ant Anstead reportedly met Renee on the set of his new Discovery + series
Ant Anstead reportedly met Renee on the set of his new Discovery + series

Grand Marshal Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead attend the 111th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade opening night at Marina Park on December 18, 2019
Ant separated from his wife Christina last year. They share a one year old son named Hudson.

Ant is also the father of a daughter Amélie and a son Archie from his marriage to his first wife Louise, whom he was married to from 2005 to 2017.

Meanwhile, Renee herself was previously engaged to comedian and actor Jim Carrey from 1999 to 2000.

The two-time Oscar winner then dated music star Jack White in 2003.

In 2005, Renee was married to singer Kenny Chesney but their marriage was called off after four months together.

Renee then dated Case 39 co-star Bradley Cooper from 2009-2011.

His most recent long-term relationship was with American musician Doyle Bramhall II from 2012 to 2019.

Renée Zellweger
Oscar winner Renee Zellweger had a streak of star-studded romances

In a BBC2 documentary on her iconic character Bridget Jones last year, Renee reflected on their similarities.

Renee said: “All the things that you most wish you didn’t have in common with Bridget are the things I feel closest to.

“I’ve had times where I feel like I’m sitting next to me watching my alter ego Bridget spiral around, circling the drain.”

The Texan actress also spoke about the pressures some women exert at certain ages.

Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones
Last year Renee discussed her iconic role as Bridget Jones

She continued, “Ridiculous things, like how much we weigh or what we look like in a dress or our hair or whether or not we have achieved that list of things that other people enjoy at 30 or 40 or 50.

“She struggles with it and she tries and she fails, like all of us. In the end, it comes down to self-acceptance.

“I think it’s appreciating that being imperfect is what you’re meant to be.”

Renee first played Bridget in the 2001 adaptation of Helen Fielding’s book Bridget Jones’ Diary.

She then reprized the role of the sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Bridget Jones’ Baby.

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