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Ant Anstead kisses girlfriend Renee Zellweger amid bitter custody battle with Christina Hall 

Ant Anstead has been pictured out with girlfriend Renee Zellweger and his son Hudson amid his bitter custody battle with ex-wife Christina Hall.

The 43-year-old TV presenter was seen enjoying a day off from all the drama on Sunday, as he held his two-year-old son in Laguna Beach, California where Oscar-winner Renee, 53, resides.

At one point, Ant was seen giving Renee a kiss as they walked near to her home, after enjoying lunch at the swanky Montage hotel.  

Doting dad: Ant Anstead is seen out with his son Hudson in Laguna Beach, California on Sunday… amid his bitter custody battle with ex-wife Christina Hall

The group had picked up groceries and were heading home for what appeared to be a party, with other friends arriving with bunches of long-stemmed red roses. 

It could have been a belated birthday celebration for Renee who turned 53 last week.

Ant recently filed for full custody of son Hudson and blasted Christina, 38, as an unfit mother in court documents, which were ultimately denied. 

In the docs, Ant also claimed Hall had been negligent when it came to both his and their son Hudson’s medical safety, according to TMZ.

However, Ant was denied his bid for full custody presently but will still have the chance to make a case for temporary custody during a hearing in June.

Support: The British TV presenter was also snapped kissing his two-time Oscar-winning girlfriend Renee Zellweger

Support: The British TV presenter was also snapped kissing his two-time Oscar-winning girlfriend Renee Zellweger 

Embroiled: Renee has been named in Ant's court docs, as he alleges that Christina Hall's COVID diagnosis meant the actress having to shut down a project she was working on

Embroiled: Renee has been named in Ant’s court docs, as he alleges that Christina Hall’s COVID diagnosis meant the actress having to shut down a project she was working on

Through tough times: Ant and Renee were seen holding hands together as they dashed across the street near to where the actress lives

Through tough times: Ant and Renee were seen holding hands together as they dashed across the street near to where the actress lives 

The legal documents state that Christina also needs a chance at arguing her side of the case before any legal rulings can be made.

Christina defended herself in a statement where she called herself a ‘good mother’ and blasted her ex for taking their custody issues to the court rather than having it ‘handled privately’.

‘What Ant is doing deeply saddens me,’ Hall said via her statement.

Hands-on dad: Ant recently tried to file for full custody of his son Hudson but was denied

Hands-on dad: Ant recently tried to file for full custody of his son Hudson but was denied 

In a hurry: Ant and Renee were seen running across the street after lunch out in Laguna

In a hurry: Ant and Renee were seen running across the street after lunch out in Laguna

She seemed to imply that the exes had had discussions about custody and claimed that Anstead had ignored her hopes of resolving the matter behind closed doors.

‘If this was really about Hudson, as he says, this should have been handled privately with a private judge or mediation, as myself and my attorney have suggested,’ she continued.

‘I have had my share of ups and downs but I am a good mom and I love my children with all my heart and I will always protect them,’ she concluded.

Celebrations? Friends were seen carrying red roses to their home... which could have been a belated birthday party for Renee, who turned 53 last week

Celebrations? Friends were seen carrying red roses to their home… which could have been a belated birthday party for Renee, who turned 53 last week 

In his filing, Anstead came out swinging, reportedly accusing the HGTV star of only spending a few days a month with their son, using him for social media clout and risking his medical safety.

The move marks a significant departure from their seemingly amicable split and shared goal of peaceful co-parenting, after saying in their 2020 breakup announcement that ‘our children will remain our priority’.

The presenter did not hold back in his court filing and claimed Christina put their toddler at risk, sending him home with ‘an awful sunburn that was so bad it left him crying in pain.’

Domestic: Renee and Ant's relationship appears to be going from strength to strength

Domestic: Renee and Ant’s relationship appears to be going from strength to strength 

The Wheeler Dealers star goes on in the docs to explain that when he text the reality star about the burn she brushed him off responding: ‘It didn’t feel hot. Give him some Tylenol I’m sure it will be better tomorrow.’

In another explosive section, Ant said that Christina failed to inform him that her family had gotten COVID and returned Hudson to his care without proper precautions. The move ended up shutting down production on Renee Zellweger, Ant’s girlfriend’s, latest film.

‘At the time my partner was filming her new project and her covid diagnosis placed the whole production on pause,’ he wrote.

Party time: Ant had visited the grocery store on Sunday and appeared to be picking up supplies for a party back at home

Party time: Ant had visited the grocery store on Sunday and appeared to be picking up supplies for a party back at home 

Anstead also blasts Christina for being largely absent, only seeing Hudson for ‘9 full days each month’ and using him as nothing more than a social media prop when she does have him.

The father of three is requesting that a family court judge modify their current shared custody agreement to give him full custody of Hudson with Christina getting the toddler every other weekend.

His request also included a caveat that Hall stop using Hudson in paid posts or projects unless he expressly consents.

To underscore his opinion that Christina is unfit to share custody of their son, Ant reportedly raised concerns in the documents about the Christina on the Coast star’s use of hallucinogenic toad venom.

In court: Ant was denied his bid at present by a judge but will still have the chance to make a case for temporary custody during a hearing in June

In court: Ant was denied his bid at present by a judge but will still have the chance to make a case for temporary custody during a hearing in June 

Anstead also blasts Christina for being largely absent, only seeing Hudson for ‘9 full days each month’ and using him as nothing more than a social media prop when she does have him.

The father of three is requesting that a family court judge modify their current shared custody agreement to give him full custody of Hudson with Christina getting the toddler every other weekend.

His request also included a caveat that Hall stop using Hudson in paid posts or projects unless he expressly consents.

To underscore his opinion that Christina is unfit to share custody of their son, Ant reportedly raised concerns in the documents about the Christina on the Coast star’s use of hallucinogenic toad venom.

‘Bufo toad,’ commonly known as Colorado river toad or the Sonoran desert toad, secretes a powerful venom which can be harvested and smoked to achieve a high.

The effects include a ‘warm sensation, euphoria, and strong visual and auditory hallucinations,’ that are said to be similar to the effects of ayahuasca, a brew used in South American spiritual practice.

Mr and Mrs: Earlier this month Haack, who now goes by the surname Hall, shocked fans when it was revealed she and her realtor fiance Joshua Hall had already tied the knot

Mr and Mrs: Earlier this month Haack, who now goes by the surname Hall, shocked fans when it was revealed she and her realtor fiance Joshua Hall had already tied the knot

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