Christina Anstead Debuts Meaningful New Tattoo Amid Divorce

Christina Anstead has had a tough few months, following her shocking divorce from husband Ant Anstead. The Flip or Flop breakout shared the news on Instagram in September 2020, noting, "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." The two tied the knot in December 2018 and welcomed their first child the following September. Viewers gushed over the couple's chemistry on her spin-off show Christina on the Coast

Those fans were, understandably, very taken aback by the split as a result. Ant appeared to be similarly blindsided, sharing a cryptic message of his own on Instagram, in which he revealed, "I never gave up on us. I pray Christina's decision brings her happiness." She certainly doesn't seem to have regretted calling it quits thus far. Regardless, Christina is looking to the future and has proven as such with a thoughtful new tattoo. 

The HGTV star is looking to the future with her new body art

The reality star took to Instagram to share her new ink with followers in January 2021. The piece — which is in arty cursive lettering and stretches from Christina Anstead's neck down in between her shoulder blades — reads simply, "Still I Rise." The line is taken from a poem by the iconic Maya Angelou, with Christina including a selection of lines from it alongside the photo. "Just like moons and like suns / With the certainty of tides / Just like hopes springing high / Still I'll rise / Still I Rise," she captioned the post. 

The Christina on the Coast star previously referenced rising above the negativity, writing, "When we have a choice to get caught up in alllllll the nonsense or just choose to find peace...I'm choosing the anomaly," in a since-deleted Instagram post (via E! News). Christina also admitted she never envisioned herself getting divorced or having "two baby daddies," but reassured fans, "Instead of getting stuck in these 'setbacks' I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow." Evidently her new ink speaks to that fact.