"Taylor was supposed to go to Paris with Tarek's mom and step dad — but because of circumstances we brought Paris to us," Christina Anstead shared

By Jen Juneau
September 22, 2020 05:00 PM
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Christina Anstead is saying, "Oui!" to daughter Taylor Reese's love of travel!

Four days after announcing her separation from husband Ant Anstead, the Flip or Flop star, 37, celebrated her oldest child's birthday on Tuesday, sharing a set of photographs by Caitlin Alohilani of the newly crowned 10-year-old taking in the decorations at her Paris-themed fête put on in collaboration with Golden Arrow Events & Design.

Balloons in pink, white and gold filled the outdoor space that also included long tables for guests (complete with mini Eiffel Towers at each place setting), custom macarons, lots of pink roses, a pink-and-white cake decorated with a Parisian scene — and even a faux bakery storefront that read, "BOULANGERIE D'TAYLOR."

"Happy 10th Birthday to my sweet , smart, beautiful girl," Christina began in her heartfelt caption. "Taylor you light up my life and challenge me in all the best ways. Not a day goes by where you don't tell me how much you love me and hug me tight. I 🙏🏼we always have this tight bond. I LOVE being your mama. You are so fun to be around and I love how you always keep me on my toes. 10 years with you has been everything to me. I love you!!!"

Christina Anstead's daughter Taylor birthday
Christina Anstead and daughter Taylor
| Credit: Caitlin Alohilani Photography / www.caitlinalohilani.com

She went on to explain of the inspiration behind the theme that her daughter with ex-husband Tarek El Moussa "was supposed to go to Paris with Tarek's mom and step dad — but because of circumstances we brought Paris to us."

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Christina Anstead's daughter Taylor birthday
Taylor El Moussa's birthday party
| Credit: Caitlin Alohilani Photography / www.caitlinalohilani.com
Christina Anstead's daughter Taylor birthday
Taylor El Moussa's birthday party
| Credit: Caitlin Alohilani Photography / www.caitlinalohilani.com
Christina Anstead's daughter Taylor birthday
Taylor El Moussa
| Credit: Caitlin Alohilani Photography / www.caitlinalohilani.com
Christina Anstead's daughter Taylor birthday
Taylor El Moussa's birthday party
| Credit: Caitlin Alohilani Photography / www.caitlinalohilani.com
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Ant Anstead and stepdaughter Taylor
| Credit: Ant Anstead/Instagram

While Ant, 41, wasn't pictured in Christina's photos, he did share a pair of silly snapshots of himself and his stepdaughter to his Instagram Story — which was re-posted by Tarek, 39.

"TEN! And has perfected the perfect pinkie," he wrote on top of the post, which showed Taylor drinking from a mug emblazoned with the Union Jack flag — a nod to Ant's English background. "Stay just as cool, funny and sassy! Happy birthday TayTay! Love you!!"

Christina announced her split from Ant on Friday, revealing that the two "made the difficult decision to separate" after less than two years of marriage.

The Christina on the Coast star — who welcomed now-1-year-old son Hudson London with Ant in September 2019 — announced the news of their breakup in a statement posted to her Instagram account.

"Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate. We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority," Christina wrote. "We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future."

The pair began dating in October 2017 and tied the knot more than a year later in a secret "winter wonderland" wedding at their home in Newport Beach, California, in December 2018.

Ant had some kind words for his wife less than two weeks before she announced their split, calling her a "beautiful mummy" to their son in a post celebrating his first birthday.

"You are our miracle baby, the perfect blend of your beautiful mummy and this Brit dad! We love you so much! Today we celebrate you!" the Wheelers Dealers host captioned his post, added a smiling emoji with hearts beside "mummy," referring to the HGTV star.

The sweet message was shared alongside a gallery of photos and videos of Hudson including some from what looked like a father-son birthday celebration at the beach. Christina didn't appear in the beach snaps, but liked the post and was pictured in several throwback photos of their blended family.

Christina also shares son Brayden James, 5, with Tarek, while Ant is also dad to son Archie, 14, and daughter Amelie, who turns 17 on Monday, with ex-wife Louise Herbert.