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Wait, what? Ant Anstead thought his girlfriend, Renée Zellweger, was British till simply moments earlier than they met on Celeb IOU.
“Do you know that through the filming of Bridget Jones’s Diary, Renée spoke with a British accent even when she wasn’t on set?” Anstead’s cohost, Cristy Lee, instructed him within the Monday, August 23, episode of their Discovery+ present. “In truth, she stored it up till the wrap get together!”
The Wheelers and Sellers star, 42, who met Zellweger, 52, whereas filming the episode earlier this 12 months, gave the impression to be shocked that the actress wasn’t English like him.
“Are you telling me that Bridget Jones — Renée Zellweger — isn’t British?” Anstead requested Lee, to which she replied that the Jerry Maguire star was born in Texas.
The TV host joked, “You’re like a dream crusher for me.”
Anstead teased the duo’s TV team-up by way of Instagram on Sunday, August 22, marking the couple’s first official social media put up collectively.
“It’s lastly right here. … The primary episode of #CelebrityIOUjoyride is out there on @discoveryplus Monday the twenty third!!” he captioned an on-set selfie. “And it’s the extremely magical Renée Zellweger.”
The Plymouth, England, native and the Chicago actress went public with their relationship over the 4th of July weekend, simply weeks after Us Weekly confirmed that Anstead’s divorce from Christina Haack (whom he cut up from in September 2020 after practically two years of marriage) was finalized. The Christina on the Coast star has since moved on with Joshua Corridor.
Anstead, who shares 23-month-old son Hudson with Haack, 38, was noticed spending time with Zellweger in Laguna Seashore, California, over the vacation.
Issues between the pair gave the impression to be shifting rapidly, with a supply telling Us in July, “Renée is already shifting issues into Ant’s home. He adores her and makes her really feel secure.” The insider added that the Judy star has already met Hudson.
Earlier this month, a separate supply instructed Us that the mechanic, who additionally shares daughter Amelie, 17, and son Archie, 14, with ex-wife Louise Anstead, and Zellweger’s romance is “headed in a constructive route.”
The insider added: “They every really feel like they’ve lastly met their soulmate.”
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