Renée Zellweger and Ant Anstead are taking their relationship to the next level. The Oscar winner and the Celebrity IOU: Joyride host spent Thanksgiving together with a very Important person: Anstead's two-year-old son Hudson. Anstead shares Hudson with his ex-wife, Christina Haack, and he posted pictures to his Instagram Story of Zellweger holding the toddler as they all enjoyed the Buffalo Bills versus the New Orleans Saints game. Zellweger is currently filming her upcoming miniseries The Thing About Pam in New Orleans.
"Renee and my relationship is something that's really private," Anstead shared with PEOPLE in September. "It's something I'm not really willing to talk too much about. It's really early in our relationship and I don't want to put any pressure on that."
"Sometimes two people just meet and click, and the timing is right," an insider told the outlet at the time. "Renée 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 source added: "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."
Anstead and Zellweger had been rumored to be dating, and the speculation seemed to be validated when photos of them getting close emerged online. Eventually, Anstead opened up publicly and confirmed that he and the Chicago actress were, in fact, dating. Talking to E! News on the Daily Pop, Anstead explained that the pair fell for one another while they were filming the Discovery+ docu-series, Celebrity IOU: Joy Ride.
"Everybody knows that Renée and I have become quite close because we kept it secret for a while and now, unfortunately, some pictures were taken and put out there," Anstead explained. "But it was a real pleasure to work with her. She's a super pro and she can weld."
Anstead's relationship with Zellweger comes almost a year after his divorce from Haack. In September 2020, Haack announced that she and Anstead had separated. "Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate," she wrote in a social media post, alongside a photo of the pair.
"We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority," Haack continued. "We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future." In November, it was revealed that she had formally filed for divorce.