Ant Anstead is opening up about his love life.
The 42-year-old reality star has been spotted on a few occasions with Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger, but neither has publicly referred to the rumored romance – until now.
On Wednesday, Anstead and his “Celebrity IOU: Joyride” co-host Cristy Lee made an appearance on E! Anstead was asked about Zellweger, whom he met while filming his appearance on the Discovery + show.
“Look … everyone knows that Renee and I have become very close, because we kept it a secret for a while, and unfortunately some photos were taken and published,” he said, according to People magazine.
ANT ANSTEAD AND RENEE ZELLWEGER MAKE THEIR FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE AS A COUPLE
He avoided giving other details about their relationship, but shared another fun fact about the Hollywood star, with whom he said it was a “real pleasure” working with him.
Renee Zellweger and Ant Anstead kept their romance “a secret for a while,” according to Anstead. (Fake images)
“She’s super professional and can weld,” he gushed.
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“Celebrity IOU: Joyride” will follow Anstead and Lee, both car gurus, as they help top-notch celebrities surprise a loved one with their dream car. James Marsden, Octavia Spencer, Danny Trejo, Tony Hawk, and Mary J. Blige join the 52-year-old Zellweger in paying for their good fortune on the show.
Anstead and the “Chicago” star made their first public appearance together not long ago, attending the Radford Motors gala at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, California, earlier this month.
RENEE ZELLWEGER AND ANT ANSTEAD VOICE KISSING ON THE BEACH
The reality star looked elegant in a traditional tuxedo and the “Judy” actress wore a dark V-neck dress with loose sleeves, according to photos posted on social media. The 42-year-old auto expert was one of the hosts of the event during which the new Lotus Type 62-2 racing car was unveiled.
Anstead recently finalized their divorce, HGTV star Christina Haack, 37, after less than two years of marriage, a representative for Haack confirmed to Fox News in June.
The two met while filming discovery + ‘Celebrity IOU: Joyride.’ (Fake images)
The formerly married couple share a son, Hudson, who is almost 2 years old, and agreed to joint legal and physical custody of him.
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Anstead also shares two children from their first marriage, their 17-year-old daughter Amelie and 14-year-old son Archie.
Zellweger was previously linked to musician Doyle Bramhall II from 2012 to 2019. The actress was briefly married to Kenny Chesney in 2005.
Fox News’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.