Timing may or may not be everything, but regardless of which side of that fence you're on, when you really think about it, things do have a funny way of working out. When it comes to the relationship between Flip or Flop's Christina
El Moussa Anstead and Wheeler Dealers' Ant Anstead, their shockingly similar pasts led them exactly where they were supposed to be.
In case you still find yourself wondering exactly when they met and how things unfolded, here's everything you need to know about the couple, from beginning to now:
They Both Come From Very Similar, Yet Separate, Lives.
Before newlyweds Christina and Ant tied the knot, they both married other people, became parents, and divorced within a strangely close time frame.
Ant Anstead married his ex-wife, Louise, circa 2005, had a daughter, Amelie (now 15) and a son, Archie (12), with her, and officially divorced in 2017—around the same time he and Christina began dating. Similarly, Christina married Tarek El Moussa in 2009, had their daughter, Taylor (8), and son, Brayden (3), and eventually filed for divorce in 2016 for a number of reasons.
But, get this! The two girls in the newly blended family were both born in late September, and . And likewise, both boys were born late in the previous month: , and . Strange coincidence, isn't it?
They Owe A Friend For The Introduction.
Christina and Ant's romance began when they started dating in October 2017. According to an older Instagram post for her now-hubby's birthday in March 2018, Christina revealed that the two of them were introduced through a mutual friend, even calling it #fate. With such similar personal histories, I don't really see a reason to argue with that statement.
They Married In A Secret Winter Wonderland Wedding.
The couple officially wed at their home in Newport Beach, California, on December 22, 2018. Though you might imagine the ceremony would have been extravagant, they chose to keep it under wraps, calling it their secret "winter wonderland" wedding, with 70 of their closest friends and family.
"We wanted to make it about the kids. It’s the six of us. We’re a blended family, so it was really important for them to be a part of it," Ant told . So, naturally, they all played a role in the wedding. Side note: the ring was gorgeous!
Honeymooning In Bora Bora Relaxed And Recharged Them.
Earlier this month, the couple began posting breathtaking photos and videos of themselves soaking up the sun in Bora Bora (with a quick pit stop in Tahiti...casual) on a honeymoon worth envying. In , Ant shares an inside joke he and Christina have together—apparently, every Sunday since they met, the two of them wish each other a "Happy Anniversary!" "This is funny to us," he shares. I guess we had to be there, but cute nonetheless.
Tarek El Moussa Is Very Happy For Them.
Despite tabloid rumors, Tarek El Moussa is happy for his ex-wife and her new husband. "I think it's a great thing, I think they get along well. And most importantly it's good for my children," Tarek shared on his Instagram Stories. He continued, adding, "I'm glad she found someone. It's a good thing, it's a positive thing. I'm not the type that wants to fight with her for the rest of my life, and make my kids miserable. The truth is, everything we do is about the kids, and at the end of the day, my kids are going to have a stable household, and she's going to have help, and that's exactly what they need. So I want to let everybody know I'm not devastated, I'm not heartbroken, I'm not upset. I'm actually really happy for her, and I'm happy for Ant, and most importantly, I'm happy for my kids."
One Month After Their Wedding, The Couple Finally Shares New Photos From The Special Day.
In a series of Instagram posts, the newlyweds shared various new photos from their wedding, which they're both calling Act 2, and they're absolutely gorgeous. "OMG cannot believe this amazing day was over a month ago!!" Ant posted, adding "What a special special moment that we shared with our four kids! We were meant to be together 🔥🔥 You Complete me!! Love this life with you! Oh and I’ve got some wedding pictures to share!! So forgive me if there happens to be too many! Will feel like you have been wedding spammed ❤️❤️"
Here's what they've both posted so far:
The couple will welcome a baby together in September 2019.
The blended family of six—each with two children from their previous marriages—will soon be a family of seven, since Christina and Ant announced they are expecting baby number five in September of this year.
#Gonnaneedabiggercar, Christina half-joked in her Instagram announcement post. Because...well, there really will with seven of them!
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