The Complete Evolution Of Christina Hall's Relationships With Her Exes

Christina Hall is no stranger to her personal relationships going public. Now married to realtor Joshua Hall — who, per Us Weekly, she began dating in the spring of 2021 — the designer has seen her love life make headlines since she was married to her former "Flip or Flop" co-star, Tarek El Moussa. Some of that news included El Moussa's cancer diagnosis and the birth of their second child, Brayden, after undergoing IVF treatments. However, their relationship became tabloid fodder once the couple announced their separation in 2016. The parents of Taylor and Brayden El Moussa had to navigate life amid the media's seeming obsession with the breakdown of their marriage.

After her split from El Moussa, Hall was linked to her former contractor and an ex-boyfriend. In January 2018, Us Weekly confirmed her relationship with British "Wheeler Dealers" host Ant Anstead, who also was divorced and a parent of two children, though Hall revealed in a since-deleted Instagram post that they actually started dating several months earlier. After a whirlwind courtship, they married in December 2018 in the backyard of their Newport Beach, California home (per HGTV). Surprisingly, after giving birth to their son, Hudson London Anstead, in September 2019, they announced their separation, via People, only one year later.

When sharing children with two ex-husbands and filming a hit TV show with one, things are bound to get messy. We're here to bring you up to speed on where things stand with Christina Hall's exes.

Christina Hall left second husband Ant Anstead in September 2020

In 2020, many couples did not survive the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown that spring. Christina Hall and Ant Anstead are one such former couple. In September 2020, one year after giving birth to their son, Hudson London Anstead, Hall announced their separation in a since-deleted Instagram post. "Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate. We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority," she wrote at the time (via People). "We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future."

By May 2021, People reported that Hall had officially filed for divorce from Anstead, her husband of less than two years, with a source telling the magazine that the cracks in their marriage began to show after Hudson's birth. "After the baby, they started having conflicts," said the source, who explained that the HGTV star began feeling dispirited at home and their marriage wasn't doing so well. "Christina found it difficult to balance everything," the source added.

Ant Anstead was initially devastated over his split from Christina

Although Christina Hall was the first to break the news of her separation from Ant Anstead, the "Wheeler Dealers" host didn't remain quiet for long. In December 2020, Anstead spoke with People exclusively in his first interview since the split. "I think everybody knows this was not my decision. It really hit me hard," he said. "If you ask anybody that knows me properly, they know that I give myself fully. I had so much love for her."

However, this was not the first time Anstead had alluded to the breakup not being his doing. "Anyone who really knows me knows that I don't like to share private matters publicly. I have remained silent while holding onto hope," he captioned a photo of him and Hall on Instagram (via People). "I never gave up on us. I pray Christina's decision brings her happiness."

Ant admitted to People that he struggled for months following their separation before deciding to focus on himself. This included taking an online course for people recovering from breakups and a faith-based wellness retreat, which helped him take better care of himself. "[Grief] really is a process," he said. "And the thing about healing is sometimes you feel like you're making daily progress, and then, from nowhere, your legs get taken out, and you feel like you start again. But I'm certainly making steps toward healing, even if it's really slow."

Christina and Ant appeared to co-parent amicably at first

In the months following the news of their separation, Christina Hall and Ant Anstead appeared to be doing their best to co-parent while remaining amicable, with a source telling Us Weekly in August 2021 that Hall and Anstead make good co-parents. The source explained that the former couple was focused on providing their son Hudson with a regular childhood. Added the source, "They put Hudson first and put any tension that's between them to the side."

After their separation, the former couple had a joint custody arrangement in place, which seemed to be going smoothly. Anstead even told People in 2021, "There's never been a scenario where I've asked for him and not had him and vice versa." Hall also told People that year that both she and Anstead were on the same page when it came to their son. "The kids come first for all of us. That's how it will always be," she said.

Until Ant filed for full custody of Hudson and accused Christina of being an absent mother

The news that Ant Anstead had filed for sole custody of the son he shares with Christina Hall, as People confirmed in April 2022, was shocking considering the reports of their seemingly smooth co-parenting arrangement.

TMZ was the first to report Anstead's claims against Hall in his temporary custody filing, which was denied. The legal documents obtained by TMZ stated that both he and Hall would have another chance to argue their case at a hearing later in 2022.

According to the documents, Anstead claimed that Hall had only spent, on average, nine days per month with their young son over the previous 20 months. He also claimed that earlier that month, Hall had dropped Hudson off to him with a terrible sunburn and didn't seem all that concerned after Anstead texted her about it, and that Hall once returned Hudson to him without telling him that her family had contracted COVID-19. This, he claimed, caused the production his partner, Renee Zellweger, was filming to be put on hold. Anstead also cited the fact that his ex had been smoking hallucinogenic toad venom, which she revealed in July 2021, as concerning.

At the time, Hall shared her side with Us Weekly, saying, "What Ant is doing deeply saddens me. 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."

Ant has accused Christina of exploiting Hudson on social media

In September 2022, an Us Weekly report claimed that the former couple was "co-parenting as best as they can ahead of their upcoming [rescheduled] hearing," per an inside source. "They both have a busy summer schedule and are making it work, splitting time with Hudson."

But the pair made headlines again with Anstead's claim that Hall had exploited their son by including him in her promotional posts on social media (via Us Weekly). "I do not believe it is in Hudson's best interests to be exploited as a 'spokesperson, ambassador' or as a 'model' for any products or social media campaigns," he claimed in the court filing. "The risks for a child working on a television production set (even if that 'set' is Christina's home) are innumerable and well-documented," he added, referring to Hall's HGTV series and the risks they posed, including "lingering issues that affect their welfare, worldview, and self-image" and his own goal "to ensure that Hudson is allowed a childhood that is joyful, healthy, and natural, with as few stresses as possible" (via Us Weekly).

The report further explained that Anstead and Hall were able to resolve certain issues privately, such as their co-parenting schedule, but that the social media issue, according to Anstead, was "unresolved."

Christina accused Ant of using manipulation tactics against her

Christina Hall has equally voiced her side of the custody drama with her ex, denouncing Ant Anstead's claims and questioning his motives. In court documents filed on September 27, 2022, obtained by Us Weekly, the HGTV star shared that after reading the supplemental documents, she was surprised by Anstead's continued claims against her. "The allegation that I am 'exploiting' our son is truly offensive and simply untrue," she claimed. "It is clear that his motivation is not in Hudson's best interest."

Hall went on to explain Hudson's appearance in several Instagram ads of fewer than five minutes each, describing the footage of Hudson as "engaging in fun activities that he enjoyed doing" and claiming that "nothing was forced and they were filmed with a cell phone, not a production team." Hall also said she had not featured Hudson in any endorsements since Anstead's request.

Hall further accused Anstead of filing his latest declaration only to make disparaging statements about her. She claimed that she preferred to handle the custody matter privately, but that "Ant instead chose to tarnish my good name with knowingly false allegations." Hall added, "It was not until I proved his allegations false that he agreed to privately mediate the matter."

In October 2022, she revealed on Instagram that she was tired of the drama. She wrote, "Hudson's father has made attempts to turn my family, friends, and fans against me through manipulation tactics and false information."

Christina and Tarek El Moussa tried to put the tension aside for their kids and their HGTV show

Way before Christina Hall's drama with Ant Anstead, she dealt with the fallout of her marriage to her longtime "Flip or Flop" co-star, Tarek El Moussa, and their decision to continue filming their hit HGTV series after their split. In a February 2017 segment on ABC's "Good Morning America" (via ABC News), Hall said, "There's a lot of false stories and a lot of hype, but in the end, we're just normal, nice people who just want to be the best parents and coworkers that we can be."

Hall's "GMA" interview came one month after El Moussa officially filed for divorce and while the former couple was filming Season 7 of "Flip or Flop." "We have so much fun on set and we look forward to continuing the show," she said. "We met at work, so we worked together before we ever started dating."

At the time, El Moussa expressed a similar sentiment while appearing on "The Dr. Drew Podcast" (via Good Housekeeping). "One day you're no longer living together and you separate and you still have to ... go to work the next day," he said. "It was a very difficult experience, but as time went on, obviously it got easier and easier. And at the end of the day, we have a job to do, we have a family to support."

A nasty fight broke out between the two on the Flip or Flop set

Despite Tarek El Moussa and Christina Hall's attempts to work together while setting their personal drama aside, this was easier said than done. Over the years, reports have surfaced about their on-set squabbles, and at times, their tension was apparent just by watching their interactions on "Flip or Flop." In one episode called "Wishful Workshop," for example, Hall turns a hose on El Moussa while he shouts at her, "What are you doing?" (via

But the real shocker occurred in July 2021, when TMZ revealed their explosive on-set fight. Sources claimed El Moussa got angry when he didn't like the way his co-star and ex-wife motioned to him to resume filming. El Moussa reportedly shouted that his fiancé (and now-wife), Heather Rae Young, was more attractive and wealthier than Hall, called his ex-wife a "washed-up loser," and said he should be credited for her career. "Look at me, look at me, look at me. It's called winning," he reportedly told her. "The world knows you're crazy!"

The source informed the outlet that this was not their first on-set incident, and that El Moussa's anger likely resulted from Hall's admission to smoking toad venom prior to meeting her latest partner, which he found concerning. A week later, a source told People that El Moussa felt bad about the altercation, saying, "They did get into a disagreement. Tarek lashed out and he's super remorseful."

Tarek and Christina announced the end of Flip or Flop

In March 2022, People confirmed that "Flip or Flop" was ending after 10 seasons. According to a statement from HGTV, since 2013, the show drew over 90 million viewers — many of them likely disappointed by the news.

The hope was that ending their working relationship would make life easier for both stars, who shared their thoughts with People. "I couldn't be more grateful ... The support from our fans, the network, and the wild ride that it's been has been incredible. Even though the ['Flip Or Flop'] chapter is coming to a close, another exciting one is soon starting," said El Moussa.

Hall shared similar comments. "I will be forever grateful to have had a series for a decade. It's a huge accomplishment and everyone who worked on the show should be very proud. The series made it through ups and downs," she said. "It wasn't always easy. I'm looking forward to my next chapter." This includes Hall's series "Christina on the Coast," the upcoming "Christina in the Country," and El Moussa's "Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa." 

Before the finale, both shared posts on Instagram (via People). "I can't believe this journey started in May 2010 with a home video and a dream of flipping houses on [TV]. A special thank you to @christinahaack for taking this journey with me," El Moussa wrote, with Hall referring to "the end of an era."

Christina, Tarek, and their partners got into an argument at a soccer game

Only a couple of months after announcing the end of their long-running HGTV series, "Flip or Flop," reports surfaced of an altercation involving Tarek El Moussa, Christina Hall, and their partners. Tarek, his wife Heather Rae Young, Christina, and Christina's husband Joshua Hall attended the soccer game of Tarek and Christina's daughter, Taylor, when words were exchanged between Heather and Christina. According to the Daily Mail, Tarek was seen pulling Heather away from Christina before later arguing with Joshua, with the coach allegedly having to pull the two men apart.

Tensions were clearly running high after Christina's other ex-husband, Ant Anstead, filed for full custody of their son, Hudson, and accused her of being an absent mother. Additionally, the spat followed a scary incident involving Tarek and Christina's son, Brayden, who had been rushed to the ER for an emergency appendectomy and removal of Meckel's diverticulum.

Hours after the argument went public, Christina tried to smooth things over with a post to Instagram saying Brayden was recovering and doing well. "Stressful 24 hours, but a good reminder [of] how important [teamwork]/co-parenting is. We are all under pressure, but when it really matters we were all there for Brayden doing our part," she explained in the caption. She added (via the Daily Mail), "What matters is the kids."

Christina Hall's ex-husbands have become close

These days, Christina Hall isn't on the best of terms with Ant Anstead amid his accusations against her, and it seems she and Tarek El Moussa just try their best to get along for the kids. However, an interesting bromance has developed between Christina's exes, Ant and Tarek. That's right; her ex-husbands have become friends, probably because they have a lot in common — in addition to raising children who are siblings.

According to an April 2022 report from Us Weekly, the two men hang out outside of their co-parenting relationship with Christina. "Tarek and Ant have a great modern-day family dynamic," an inside source noted, explaining that they have interests in common. In fact, only several weeks before the interview for the Us Weekly report, Tarek and Ant went car racing together in Arizona, with Tarek's current wife and several other friends joining them for the outing. "They took a private plane together from California to Arizona and even posted about it on their social media [accounts]," added the source.

While Tarek and Ant have gotten close, neither of them appears to have much of a relationship with Christina's husband, Joshua Hall, according to the source.