While the father-of-three won't be spending Christmas day with his one-year-old son Hudson London, whom he shares with Christina, he will be decking the halls across the pond with his two other children, Amelie and Archie Anstead.
"So, I have booked to go back to the U.K. for Christmas. I'm going to get onto a plane, and I'm going to go and see Ams, Arch, and my folks, and my brothers," he told the outlet. "It's going to be quite cool," he continued, as well as a complete 180 from last year's Christmas spent with Christina, her two children from her first marriage, and then-three-month-old Hudson.
Originally from the U.K., Ant was previously married to Louise Herbert, with whom he shares Amelie and Archie. Herbert and the kids continue to live in the U.K. while Ant has declared California his new home.
While having loved ones far away is never fun, Ant’s situation is made even tricker as his two eldest kids do not have residential status in the states. "They're not actually allowed to enter the U.S," he noted, adding that while he video chats with them daily, it's “incredibly frustrating" that he can't see them in person.
“My ex Louise and I, we have a great relationship, we're still very, very close friends," he revealed. "I always team up with her, and then we always surprise the kids," he continued, adding that due to this year's circumstances. he did let them know in advance.
While Christina will have Hudson London on the actual holiday, Ant notes that he’ll be spending time with his youngest son leading up to Christmas. Overall, the 41-year-old feels "incredibly lucky" to be able to celebrate part of the season with each of his children.
While Christina has yet to open up about her holiday plans, we do know that she’ll only have Hudson to look after on Christmas Day. Heather Rae Young recently revealed that she and fiancé Tarek El Moussa (a.k.a Christina's first ex-husband) will have Taylor and Brayden El Moussa for Christmas. As per Christina’s custody agreement with El Moussa, they alternate holidays when it comes to who has the kids.
While Christina and Ant Anstead’s custody agreement is still being ironed out, the fact that they are not spending the holiday together with Hudson may infer that their pending agreement will be similar to Christina and El Moussa's. Last month, Ant and Christina spent Thanksgiving apart — with Hudson under Ant's care.
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