Renée Zellweger Is Reportedly Dating HGTV Host Ant Anstead

HGTV hosts are officially A-list.

Renee Zellweger Ant Anstead Dating HGTV
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The line between high-brow thespian arts and low-brow television is a social construct. By now, it should be clear that many of the old banalities about status and prestige are, well, bullshit, given that the pandemic was the rudest of awakenings. Thus, it was only a matter of time before the two spheres of entertainment began coalescing into a harmonious union — in the form of Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger dating Ant Anstead, host of the upcoming Discovery + show Celebrity IOU Joyride, reported TMZ.

Zellweger appeared on an episode of the show, which is reportedly where the two met. After filming had wrapped, she headed back to the set to return a pair of work boots to Antstead, which is reportedly when the IOU turned into ILU. Anstead has just divorced his ex-wife, Christina Haack, who co-hosts HGTV’s Flip Or Flop.

For the uninitiated, Celebrity IOU Joyride is a spin-off of Drew and Jonathan Scott’s show Celebrity IOU, which is itself a spin-off of their massively popular show Property Brothers. On Joyride, celebs throw on a hard hat and help customize a car for a loved one as a gift. Other famous guests include Mary J. Blige, Tony Hawk, and Octavia Spencer, and Jonathan Scott is, of course, dating Zooey Deschanel, proving that HGTV is now A-list. The show will premiere this summer on Discovery+.