There’s one other new growth within the custody dispute between HGTV’s Christina Hall and ex-husband Ant Anstead. After Anstead filed court docket paperwork on September 27, 2022, to request stricter boundaries round Hall’s inclusion of their three-year-old son in paid promotions and on her TV exhibits, the designer filed a blistering response in court docket and has shared a number of Instagram posts slamming Anstead. That now contains Hall sharing an evaluation written by a “survivor advocate” who accuses Anstead of “post-separation abuse.”
Hall Re-Shares Post That Says Her Situation is ‘Like Being Taken Hostage’
Hall has been leveraging social media to battle again in opposition to Anstead’s request that the courts overview their settlement round Hudson being featured in paid advertisements and exhibits. On October 2, Hall shared on Instagram that her resolution will likely be to cease posting or filming Hudson solely till he’s sufficiently old to determine whether or not he desires to be included in her social media or exhibits. She and her first husband, Tarek El Moussa, each repeatedly share and movie their children, ages 7 and 12, for social media and their HGTV exhibits.
On October 3, Hall shared an Instagram Story from a girl named Kaitlyn Jorgenson who describes herself as a “survivor advocate” and explains in her bio that she’s “creating stronger methods in response to Intimate Partner Violence.” Jorgenson posted her personal evaluation of Hall’s custody state of affairs through her Instagram Stories. She tagged Hall, who re-shared Jorgenson’s writing to her personal Instagram Stories inside a few hours.
Jorgenson’s Story featured a screenshot of an Us Weekly articleabout the custody dispute. She first corrected the article’s headline to replicate Hall’s new married title (she married Josh Hall in early 2022) moderately than her maiden title, Haack. Then Jorgenson took goal on the a part of the headline that mentioned Hall “agreed” to cease posting and filming Hudson.
Jorgenson wrote, “Can we set up one thing right here? This is just not an ‘settlement’ — an settlement is one thing that you simply enter into voluntarily. However, when your ex-husband sues you, disparages you, comes to your profession, your new marriage, kids, household, buddies, and so on. your ingredient of free will is faraway from you. It’s like being taken hostage.”
She continued, “Moms that endure Post-Separation Abuse should not merely free to enter into ‘agreements’ with their ex-husbands/abusers and I want the press would level this out.”
“@thechristinahall and #AntAnstead should not equals on this,” Jorgenson continued. “He is repeatedly weaponizing the Courts to punish her for current outdoors of him, and for being courageous sufficient to go away him.”
It is just not clear if Hall is aware of Jorgenson or if she noticed the Instagram Story as a result of she was tagged in it. Instagram Stories disappear from the platform after 24 hours.
Anstead Says ‘Awful’ Breakup with Hall Was a ‘Shock’
Hall rose to fame on HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” with El Moussa, which they stored filming after their 2016 separation. She thought she’d discovered wedded bliss with British-born TV persona Anstead after they married in December 2018, months after her divorce from El Moussa was finalized. The couple gushed over one another after letting People Magazine movie their wedding ceremony.
The newlyweds welcomed Hudson in September 2019, however the relationship had nosedived by the next summer season. Hall filed for divorce in September 2020. She shared on Instagram in a since-deleted publish that they’d “made the troublesome choice to separate” and requested for privateness for his or her household.
While they tried to co-parent Hudson amicably, Anstead filed for main custody in April 2022, claiming in court docket paperwork that Hall was solely with Hudson 9 days out of every month and that the setting wasn’t all the time secure. He additionally hoped to stop Hudson from being featured in any “industrial endeavor” with out his permission.A Los Angeles decide denied the emergency request, saying Hall would wish time to arrange a response. The two did wind up figuring out a few of their variations privately, however not all, which led to Anstead’s current court docket submitting.
Anstead, who’s been in a relationship with actress Renée Zellweger since mid-2021, has not publicly commented on the present custody dispute, though his and Hall’s household court docket filings are public document. But in a pre-recorded podcast printed on September 29, he opened up concerning the finish of his relationship with Hall.
On The Late Brake Podcast, a show for automotive lovers within the U.Ok., host Jonny Smith advised Anstead he was shocked to see all of the headlines that got here up when he Googled his title.
“It’s my ridiculous non-public life,” Anstead lamented.
Speaking about his 2020 breakup with Hall, he mentioned, “It was terrible. We all have setbacks in our life and…I really feel extremely privileged and really fortunate. You know, my setbacks within the grand scheme of issues aren’t that dangerous. And it was, it was type of a shock. It type of got here out of nowhere. COVID had hit as nicely.”
Due to the lockdowns within the U.S. and Europe, Anstead mentioned he could not go go to his youngsters, whom he shares together with his British ex-wife Louise, they usually could not go to him, so he felt “trapped.”
“That was brutal,” he mentioned. “It was in a single day I, you already know, misplaced my buddies, my spouse, my house.”
When Smith advised Anstead was in a “bedsit,” which is a British time period for a small house the place an individual lives in solitude, he replied,”Yeah, it was a bedsit with a child.”
“I used to be on this actually darkish place and I shut all the things out, as a result of I used to be getting pelted within the press,” he mentioned. “I used to be subjected to a lot hatred as a result of I feel different folks, with out getting too ‘therapist’ on it, it is a projection, is not it? So you have bought all these folks like, ‘Oh, I can bathe that man’ — you already know, ‘you are a failure and your marriage has failed and also you’re ineffective’ and all these type of pretend tales and this terrible trolling.”
“So I did what I feel most individuals would do,” he continued. “I closed the doorways, turned off, and really, what it ended up invariably doing was it type of re-set me and gave me focus. I feel significantly as males, we have now to search out function, and I’ve bought plenty of buddies that after they lose their function, they alter. Their character modifications.”
Anstead mentioned that regardless of how exhausting that point was for him, he would not change it as a result of Hudson got here out of his relationship with Hall.
“That’s the very best factor,” he advised Smith. “That’s the humorous factor…you take a look at the silver lining in each setback? Hudson. Like, I’d go for it once more 1,000,000 instances for Hudson. He’s superior. Yeah, he and I’ve an incredible relationship and it is actually, actually beautiful. He was value it.”