Christina Hall and Ant Anstead have been battling custody of their son Hudson for months, and the legal drama rages on as the former couple disagree on a key issue. Here’s the latest update on the HGTV star and English TV host’s custody case.
Ant Anstead and Christina Hall have been in a custody battle for months
Christina Hall and Ant Anstead have been fighting for custody of their son Hudson since April. The two stars married in December 2018, just a few months after flip or flop Star has finalized her divorce from Tarek El Moussa.
The couple had one son, Hudson, who was born in September 2019. Hall and the English TV presenter separated a year later in September 2020, and their divorce was finalized in June 2021. They agreed to share custody of their son. Anstead dated actress Renée Zellweger, while Hall married real estate agent and former police officer Josh Hall for the third time.
On April 28, TMZ reported that Anstead accused Hall of endangering their three-year-old son and putting him at medical risk. He filed for emergency custody, claiming that despite his joint custody arrangement with Hall, he already took care of Hudson most of the time. That Wheeler dealer star also sought a court order barring his ex-wife from releasing photos of Hudson for “any commercial endeavor” without his permission.
That Christina on the coast star filed court documents refuting Anstead’s claims, and the emergency detention order was denied. The former couple had to participate in mediation and had court dates in June and September.
Ant Anstead and Christina Hall’s custody battle is turning into a big mess
According to court documents recently obtained by In Touch, the custody battle between Christina Hall and Ant Anstead has been mostly resolved, with one outstanding issue: her son’s “exploitation” on the HGTV star’s reality shows and social media.
Anstead filed a supplemental statement on Sept. 26. He wrote that although many of their problems have been resolved “without the need for judicial intervention,” there is “only one unresolved matter between us; whether or not it is in Hudson’s best interest to have his name, image and personality exploited in commercials and forced to appear on Christina’s ‘reality TV’ shows.”
Claiming that Hall has already “exploited” her child in paid promotions on social media, Anstead wrote, “I hope the monies received by Christina from previous paid features that Hudson is in will be redirected to Hudson’s savings account.” He also expressed concern about “the stress of film set chaos and the unnatural pressure to perform” for Hall’s reality shows.
The English TV presenter compared his son to Kailia Posey
In court documents obtained by Us Weekly, Ant Anstead compared his son to Christina Hall Toddlers and Tiaras Star Kailia Posey. Posey, who was morphed into the popular “grinning girl” meme, died of suicide in May at the age of 16.
“One of my many fears of Hudson being forced to film reality TV is the possibility that public mockery of seemingly innocuous content could become an insurmountable humiliation,” Anstead wrote. “I urge the courts to review the recent and tragic case of Kailia Posey and a defining embarrassing meme.”
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/ant-anstead-christina-hall-custody-battle-boils-1-issue-exploitation-son.html/ Ant Anstead and Christina Hall’s custody battle boils down to one issue: “exploitation” of their son