How Childfree Renée Zellweger Found Happiness With a Single Father of Three and Turned Out to Be a Cool Stepmom

There’s a popular belief that opposites attract. On the other hand, when 2 people are very different from each other, it’s hard for them to find common ground. Lots of good movies have been made about this problem, such as the iconic Bridget Jones films. Millions of people watched her desperate attempts to become happy with people who were completely different than herself. But we had no idea that years later, the actress playing Bridget would do the same thing in her real life.


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Renée Zellweger’s private life has always been in the spotlight. The famous actress would choose popular people are her partners. At the beginning of her career, she was engaged to Jim Carrey, but they never got married. Later, she dated Bradley Cooper, but “happily ever after” didn’t happen for them either.

The actress did marry singer Kenny Chesney, but the marriage lasted just several months. She had her longer relationship with musician Doyle Bramhall II. They lived together from 2012 to 2019.

The actress has always said that she didn’t want kids. From a very young age, she dreamed about very different things, but definitely not motherhood. “I never have expectations like ‘when I’m 19, I’m going to do this, and by the time I’ve hit 25, I’m going to do that.’ I just take things as they come, each day at a time, and if things happen, all well and good.”

The actress is also very protective of childfree women. She talks about the pressure the society puts on them just because they have no kids.

Ant Anstead with his kids.

As for carmaker and showman Ant Anstead, he seems like the complete opposite of Renée. He got married at a young age and first had kids at 24. He has 2 kids from his first marriage, which ended after 12 years. Despite the divorce, Anstead continued to play an important role in his son and daughter’s lives.

In 2017, he started dating American TV host Christina Haack. She gave birth to his 3rd child, but the relationship ended in 2020, and Ant had to fight for the right to raise his youngest son. Today, the Instagram page of the car expert consists of happy photos with his children, who he considers to be the most important people in his life.

Unlikely duo

Like in movies, parallel lines still cross in real life. That’s what happened this time. Ant and Renée met at his show. After working together, the man realized he adored the Hollywood star. That same day, he posted their first photo together and wrote, “It’s the incredibly magical Renée Zellweger.”

After some time, the press started talking about a possible romance between Ant and Renée. Despite being called an unlikely duo, Anstead broke the silence and announced that he and Renée were a couple.

Both Ant and Renée are reserved people that don’t like public attention very much. This is perhaps another reason why they are together. They like each other’s creativity, which is important for their jobs.

While they didn’t talk about their relationship openly, there were still very indicative signs. Before Christmas, Ant posted photos of his younger son decorating a Christmas tree.

The man wrote, “Temple is transforming,” referring to his house in Laguna Beach. And the final photo in the post was of a car on the tree and 2 passengers, named Ant and Renée.

Not that different after all

Sometimes, life can change us and our views unpredictably. Renée Zellweger, a childfree woman that had never seen happiness in children, is now seen in the media accompanied by kids. The actress visits sports games, takes walks, and rides swings with the little son of her boyfriend. And, most importantly, she smiles a lot, enjoying her time with the child.

At the end of 2022, it became known that the couple is planning to live together. Anstead started a huge renovation project on his house. To avoid ruining their normal routines, they rented a mansion across the road with enough room for all the family members.

At the end of her story, the character of Bridget Jones’s Diary found happiness with a man that was not like her. And even though they had different views of life, they became a great couple, still loved by viewers from all over the world.

We don’t know if it’s magic or not, but the same thing seems to have happened to the actress that played Bridget. As Anstead once said about himself and Renée, “These amazing things happen in your world and sometimes when things collide, they collide at the most obscure times when you least expect them. And that’s what happened in this case.”

Do you know people that are completely different from you, yet you still feel comfortable around them? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below.

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