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Renée Zellweger, 52, reportedly believes Ant Anstead, 42, is her ‘soulmate’ after three months

They met on the set of Celebrity IOU: Joyride in early June.

And just months later, Renée Zellweger, 52, has reportedly been telling her close friends that new boyfriend Ant Anstead, 42, is her ‘soulmate’.

The actress started dating the TV presenter only three month ago and their burgeoning romance is ‘headed in a positive direction’, an insider told Us Weekly.

Hot couple: Renée Zellweger, 52, reportedly believes latest beau Ant Anstead, 42, is her ‘soulmate’… three months after meeting him on the set of Celebrity IOU: Joyride (pictured in 2021)

‘They each feel like they’ve finally met their soulmate,’ the source added.

The Bridget Jones star and Ant recently went public with their relationship and the Channel 4 host is said to be now looking forward to attending work-related events with Renée by his side.

The source explained: ‘Now he can show her off in a way when he attends work-related events.’

The loved-up couple are ‘really cherishing their time together’ before the actress returns to work.

Busy bee: The loved-up couple are 'really cherishing their time together' before the actress returns to work (Renée pictured in 2020)

Busy bee: The loved-up couple are ‘really cherishing their time together’ before the actress returns to work (Renée pictured in 2020)

According to the insider, Ant tries to maintain a low-key approach to his love life.

They shared: ‘He’s more private. He was never one to post too much about his personal life.’

Despite this, Renée and Ant recently attended their first public event as a couple, when they stopped by the Radford Motors gala at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, California in August.

The outlet claimed that sparks began to fly between the pair when Renée returned to the set of Celebrity IOU Joyride after filming their episode to ‘drop off some work boots’ for Ant. 

Helping hand: The Discovery+ series sees Ant working with celebrities to gift their loved-ones a one-of-a-kind car transformation, and features stars like Mary J. Blige, Octavia Spender, and Danny Trejo

Helping hand: The Discovery+ series sees Ant working with celebrities to gift their loved-ones a one-of-a-kind car transformation, and features stars like Mary J. Blige, Octavia Spender, and Danny Trejo

The Discovery+ series sees the motor specialist helping 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 celeb guest for Ant.

The news comes after the Plymouth-born star recently finalized his divorce from ex-wife, Flip or Flop star Christina Haack, 38, with the pair sharing legal and physical custody of their 21-month-old son Hudson London.

Ant is also father to two children – son Archie, 14; and daughter Amelie, 17 – from his 12-year marriage to Louise Anstead, 41, which ended in 2017. 

What a pair: Renée and Ant recently attended their first public event as a couple, when they stopped by the Radford Motors gala at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, California in August

What a pair: Renée and Ant recently attended their first public event as a couple, when they stopped by the Radford Motors gala at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, California in August

Renée was last linked to singer-songwriter Doyle Bramhall II, 52, who she started dating in 2012, two years after he had split from his ex-wife with whom he shares two children.

Prior to the whirlwind romance, the Judy star dated Bradley Cooper, 46, after the pair met while filming her thriller Case 39 in 2009, though they split two years later.

Before that, the Texan actress was married to country star Kenny Chesney, 53, but the marriage was later annulled in 2005 after just four months, with her citing ‘fraud’ as the reason for ending the union.

Priority: Christina and Ant - who began their romance in November 2017 - will share legal and physical custody of their 21-month-old son Hudson London (pictured in 2020)

Priority: Christina and Ant – who began their romance in November 2017 – will share legal and physical custody of their 21-month-old son Hudson London (pictured in 2020)

First wife: 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 couple pictured above in 2016)

First wife: 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 couple pictured above in 2016)

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, 46, after meeting while filming 2003’s Cold Mountain, but they split a year later.

The two-time Academy Award winner was engaged to Jim Carrey, 59, in 2000, after they hit it off while making the comedy Me, Myself & Irene in 1999. However they amicably split within a year of being together. 

Former flame: Renée was last linked to singer-songwriter Doyle Bramhall II, who she started dating in 2012 (pictured in 2016)

Short-lived: Renee wed country star Kenny Chesney in 2005, but the marriage was later annulled after just four months, with her citing 'fraud' as the reason for ending the union

Ex factor: Renée was last linked to singer-songwriter Doyle Bramhall II (Pictured 2016) after wedding country star Kenny Chesney in 2005 (pictured in 2005)

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