If there’s anything the duo is known for, it’s their very loud and over-board PDA. And this time, it was no exception. Ant Anstead could not resist kissing his girlfriend Renee Zellweger while they took a romantic trip to New Orleans, Louisiana.
The 42-year-old shared a photo of him locking lips with his beau on his Instagram on Monday. He also added a caption, gushing about the “magical company” joining him in the Big Easy.
The photo featured the lovebirds sharing a snug, and although their lips were pressed upon one another, there was no mistaking their smiles.
Anstead enthusiastically spoke about his trip to the historic city in a caption, listing all the city had to offer.
“WOW there is something very special about New Orleans! The late-night wandering, the architecture, the blend of culture, the food, the people, the smells and noises! All made better by a magical company to share it with,” he concluded and added a heart emoji.
Reactions From Fans
It wasn’t long before it elicited a lot of positive reactions from fans and followers alike. They swarmed in on Ant’s post and commented on the picture of the television personality and the movie star kissing.
“I am so glad Bridget Jones finally found her person,” a fan replied.
“It’s nice to see you with a good person,” another noted.
“I love that you have found love and happiness!” an Instagram user said.
“Looking forward to seeing more of ‘you two’ together. You deserve every bit of happiness!” another fan added.
“Thank you for giving your fans a picture to show us your love. It means so much to know you are both so happy! Perfect match,” a follower mentioned.
“So happy you have a beautiful human to share your life with! Bless you both, always!” another Instagram user commented.
Reactions From Other Celebrities
Not only did the picture excite his followers, but also other celebrities who added their takes to the image that had raked in many interactions.
“YES. Love this!!! And so true when you have someone special to share these moments with! SO happy for you my friend!” Adrienne Janic from the “Overhaulin” commented.
Kate Quilton from “Food Unwrapped” added, “Too adorable. And from one history nerd to another, hit those New Orleans walking tours HARD. Love.”
Television host Mike Brewer also said, “It’s the bourbon fella!!”
Octavia Spencer replied, feeling left out that despite being on the discovery+ show, she didn’t get to kiss the host like Zellweger.
“Damn Ant Anstead, I did the show, I didn’t get to kiss you,” Spencer replied jokingly.
Anstead then said, “There’s always season two.” He also added kissing emojis at the end of his comment.
The fun interaction between Ant and Spencer was a treat for fans who replied with laughing and heart emojis at Anstead’s hilarious response.
How Did They Meet?
Zellweger and her beau met earlier this year while filming his new Discovery+ show, “Celebrity IOU: Joyride.” Speaking to ET in August, Ant said it was a “magical” coincidence that he met Zellweger while working on the series. “Sometimes things come to you at the right time, and actually the right time is often the most unexpected,” he concluded.
The pair made their romance Instagram official when Ant shared a behind-the-scenes selfie from the “Celebrity IOU: Joyride” set. “It’s finally here,” the U.K. native teased in his caption. “The first episode of #CelebrityIOUjoyride is available on @discoveryplus Monday the 23rd!! And it’s with the incredibly magical Renee Zellweger.”
The duo went public with their romance in June after Anstead finalized his divorce from Christina Haack. He shares his son Hudson with Haack. He also shares daughter Amelie and son Archie with ex-wife Louise Anstead.
Earlier this month, there were swirling rumors on whether the couple was ready to move in together after the Texas native put her Los Angeles home on the market. However, the rumors were put to rest when a source told Us Weekly at the time that the listing had more to do with Zellweger’s filming schedule.
“Renée and Ant aren’t moving in together,” the insider explained. “It’s a real estate move as she owns a lot of properties and is taking advantage of the hot market.”
The twosome is, nonetheless, spending a lot of time together when their schedules permit.
“Renée is already moving things into Ant’s house,” another source told Us in July. “He adores her and makes her feel safe.”
Zellweger’s New Project
Recently, Zellweger was spotted on the set of her upcoming “The Thing About Pam” TV series, looking very different.
In the NBC limited series, Zellweger portrays Huup, a 62-year-old Missouri native who is currently serving a life sentence in prison for the murder of Louis Gumpenberger.
“She’s notorious, not famous,” the Oscar winner explained of her role during an interview at BlumFest on October 1. “I’m going to play the person whose story was told on the Dateline’s podcast. I’m going to play the person that Morrison sort of illuminated in the podcast and try to understand what makes a person like that tick.”