Christina Anstead Claps Back at Claims That She's an 'Absent' Parent Compared to Her Kids' Dads
"I def do not want to post my kids every freaking day to make it a contest of who's a better parent," Christina Anstead wrote on Instagram Wednesday night
Christina Anstead is setting the record straight about how things might look on her social media versus how they actually are in real life.
The Flip or Flop star addressed critics on Instagram Wednesday night, writing in the caption of a mirror selfie that it has been an "incredibly isolating" year for her, and seeing comments like "you must be an absent mother because you are not with your kids" is not acceptable.
"Smh wake up people. I hardly post anymore ... and I def do not want to post my kids every freaking day to make it a contest of who's a better parent 🤦🏼♀️ f that," said Christina, 37. "This doesn't mean I'm not with my kids — it means the opposite — I am with them — I'm present."
"Stop parent shaming people, stop choosing sides when there is no side to choose. My point being — when you see stuff on here take it all with a grain of salt," Christina added. "There is a whole lot of Filters and fake smiles. I've been guilty of faking it too. We are all struggling — some of us are just better at 'masking' it."
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"Anyone who really knows me knows that I don't like to share private matters publicly," he captioned a black-and-white selfie of him and Christina. "I have remained silent while holding on to hope. I never gave up on us. I pray Christina's decision brings her happiness."
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"Smooth As Tennessee Whiskey 🍁," she captioned a gallery of photos showing her and the kids horseback riding, visiting a farm, making s’mores and enjoying a sunset, quoting the song by Chris Stapleton.
The Christina on the Coast star's son Hudson spent the weekend with dad Ant. The British TV host posted some photos to Instagram of their father-son time, including a shot of the pair eating "Fish & Chips by the sea."
He also shared an adorable video of Hudson smiling up at him, captioning it, "Unconditional."