Pregnant Christina Anstead Surprises New Husband Ant With a Vintage Car for His 40th Birthday

The pair, who wed in December, recently announced they were expecting their first child together

Christina Anstead gave her new husband a very special gift for his 40th birthday.

The Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast star surprised her Ant Anstead with a 1958 Porsche 356A/1600 Reutter Coupe that she purchased from a 77-year-old man in Ohio, a source tells PEOPLE.

“Ant had vintage cars back in the U.K., so Christina wanted to get him something fun to drive here as well and surprised him this morning,” the source says.

Christina, who recently announced she is expecting a child with Ant, posted a picture of the gray vehicle, which she topped with a big red bow, on her Instagram story with an emoji of a wrapped present.

Christina Anstead/Instagram

She also posted a sweet tribute to the Wheeler Dealers host, whom she wed in a surprise “winter wonderland” wedding in December, on Instagram.

“40 never looked so good!! 😍. @ant_anstead I love you my husband, best friend, baby daddy, 🛡⚔️, 👑, 🔥🔥 . You complete me. Happy 4️⃣0️⃣th!! Cheers to doing the next 40 together ♥️.” she wrote alongside a photo of them.

Ant also shared his own thoughts about turning 40 on Instagram by posting three throwback photos of himself as a child.

“Woah….. 40!! 😲👴🏼 Where have the past four decades gone? They just kinda sneak up you!” he wrote. “My mum sent me these pictures yesterday! A reminder of how far I have come. For a start I used to be blonde!”

He continued by showing his gratitude for Christina and wrote about his excitement for their future together.

“Im incredibly lucky to be where I am, with who I am, doing what I am. I know for sure I am right where I should be! And I am excited for where I am heading!” he wrote. “Supported by my family, my friends and those brave enough to remain fun, eccentric, bonkers and crazy! As a father that’s what I teach my beautiful children! because what 40 years taught me for sure is…… growing up is a trap! Don’t ever fall into it! 😎 I. Am. Blessed 🙏🏻❤️❤️ x x”

Christina, who is already mom to son Brayden James, 3½, and daughter Taylor Reese, 8, with ex-husband Tarek El Moussa, and Ant, who is a father to son Archie, 12, and daughter Amelie, 15, with his ex Louise, announced they were expecting their first child together on March 22.

“@Ant_anstead and I are so excited to announce #babyanstead coming this September!! The kids are all so excited to meet their new sibling ♥️,” the star posted alongside a snapshot of herself holding out an ultrasound photo while hugging Ant.

Her husband wrote in a comment, “Blessed! #MiracleBaby.”


Before getting pregnant with her “miracle baby,” Christina struggled with fertility issues. Shortly after the birth of Brayden in 2015, she opened up about her difficult journey to get pregnant.

After going through two attempts at in vitro fertilization — one of which resulted in a devastating miscarriage at eight weeks — Christina finally got pregnant thanks to a third IVF treatment in 2014. “I had to be really strict,” she told PEOPLE in 2015 of her high-risk pregnancy.

“I had to do one full week in bed. For 13 weeks after that, I couldn’t go for a walk and couldn’t lift anything over a gallon of milk.”

She continued, “At around six weeks pregnant I started spotting, so I thought that we lost the baby again.” But despite the scare, she later gave birth to Brayden via emergency cesarean section.

Christina and Ant began dating several months after her split from Tarek and went public with their relationship in January 2018.

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