Things appear to be getting very serious between Hollywood actress Renée Zellweger and British TV presenter Ant Anstead.
The new couple were pictured for the very first time together on Friday, in exclusive images obtained by DailyMail.com.
Now, Renee, 52, has been seen bonding with Ant’s 21-month-old son Hudson, who he shares with ex-wife, Flip or Flop star Christina Haack, at Ant’s gorgeous home in Laguna Beach on Saturday.
Meet the family! Renée Zellweger, 52, and British TV presenter Ant Anstead, 42, spend time with his son Hudson who he shares with Flip or Flop star ex Christina Haack
Ant and Christina share legal and physical custody of their son, after only finalizing their divorce recently.
The family outing comes after Bridget Jones’s Diary star was seen sipping from a mug, emblazoned with the words ‘Home Is Where Dad Is’, as she enjoyed the Pacific Ocean view alongside handsome Ant.
The Oscar-winning star seems very comfortable around her new man, as she appeared to be makeup-free and dressed down in a casual navy top and baseball cap.
Moving fast: Renee has been seen bonding with Ant’s 21-month-old son Hudson, who he shares with ex-wife, Flip or Flop star Christina Haack
Ant was seen putting him arm on Renee’s shoulders with one hand, while cradling his young son in the other.
Rumors emerged last week that the unlikely couple were dating, but this is the first time they’ve been pictured together.
The couple are said to be ‘clicking’ according to a Wednesday report from People. The People source said: ‘Sometimes two people just meet and click, and the timing is right.
Going down well! Ant appeared to be in a very good mood after spending time with his son and Renee on Saturday
Making herself at home: The Bridget Jones star appeared relaxed and casual at Ant’s beachfront property
Casual: The Oscar-winning star seems very comfortable around her new man, as she appeared to be makeup-free and dressed down in a casual navy top and baseball cap
‘Renee is creative…and often goes for guys who think out of the box. She’s smart, thoughtful and always looking to expand horizons and nurture those around her.’
The two first met last month when they were both filming an episode of Ant’s new Discovery+ show Celebrity IOU Joyride, and seemingly hit it off with one another.
The insider continued ‘Both of them are private and dislike public scrutiny, so they have that in common. He’s a creative guy with lots of interests, and she likes to write and produce, so they have things to talk about when together.’
Hands full: Ant was seen on daddy duty with his 21-month-old son
Don’t worry, I’ve got this! Renee was seen lugging huge bags, one from organic food shop Erewhon
Helping hand: The star was seen carrying beverages as they made their way home
TMZ claimed last week that romantic sparks began to fly between the pair when Renée returned to set after filming their episode of his show to ‘drop off some work boots’ for Ant.
Ant recently finalized his divorce from ex-wife, Flip Or Flop star Christina, with the pair sharing legal and physical custody of Hudson.
The UK-born TV personality is also father to two children – son Archie, 14; and daughter Amelie, 17 – from his 12-year marriage to Louise Anstead, which ended in 2017.
Picture perfect: Ant and Renee step out with his son Hudson on Saturday
Celebrity IOU Joyride is a new series that sees Ant help celebrities gift their loved-ones a one-of-a-kind car transformation, and features stars like Mary J. Blige, Octavia Spender, and Danny Trejo.
However, it seems that Renée was a standout celebrity guest for Ant.
Renée was last linked to singer-songwriter Doyle Bramhall II, who she started dating in 2012, two years after he had split from his ex-wife with whom he shares two children.
In 2017, she told Us Weekly that Doyle was a ‘very special person’ but in May 2019, reports emerged they were on the rocks, and split in 2020.
Prior to that romance, the Bridget Jones star dated Bradley Cooper after the pair met while filming her thriller Case 39 in 2009, though they split two years later.
Stunning views: Ant purchased the Laguna Beach property in May and revealed it needs a lot of work
Before that, the Texan actress was married to country star Kenny Chesney, but the marriage was later annulled in 2005 after just four months, with her citing ‘fraud’ as the reason for ending the union.
Zellweger later released a statement to ‘clarify that the term “fraud” as listed in the documentation is simply legal language and not a reflection of Kenny’s character.’
She also dated The White Stripes front man Jack White after meeting while filming 2003’s Cold Mountain, but they split a year later.
The star was engaged to Jim Carrey in 2000, after they hit it off while making the comedy Me, Myself & Irene in 1999. However they amicably split after less than a year.
Meanwhile, Anstead’s ex Christina Haack – who reverted back to her maiden name in December – has wiped all existence of him from her Instagram, and is now searching for a new Newport Beach, California, home.
Haack is also mother to two children – daughter Taylor, 10; and son Brayden, five – from her seven-year marriage to Tarek El Moussa, which ended in 2018.
Ex factor: Renée was last linked to singer-songwriter Doyle Bramhall II (Pictured 2016) while Ant just finalized his divorce from Christina (Pictured, 2019)
It’s over: Ant recently finalized his divorce from ex-wife, Flip or Flop star Christina Haack, with the pair sharing legal and physical custody of their 21-month-old son Hudson London (pictured in 2020)
After Haack sold their marital Newport Beach home for $5.3million, Anstead moved into his new seaside Laguna Beach property he dubbed: ‘The Temple.’
Anstead is best known in the UK for co-presenting the Channel 4 automotive show For the Love of Cars with Philip Glenister.
He appeared alongside his Flip or Flop star ex-wife in the HGTV series Christina On The Coast.
The reality star spoke to PEOPLE about his divorce last year, saying he did not make the decision himself.
‘I think everybody knows this was not my decision. If you ask anybody that knows me properly, they know that I give myself fully,’ he said, adding: ‘I had so much love for her.’
Past loves: Ant is also father to two children – son Archie, 14; and daughter Amelie, 17 – from his 12-year marriage to Louise Anstead, which ended in 2017 (The pair pictured above in 2016). Renee wed country star Kenny Chesney in 2005, but the marriage was later annulled after just four months