Christina El Moussa has officially changed her last name on Instagram.
On December 22, news broke that the star of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” Christina El Moussa, now Christina Anstead, is once again a married woman.
Eleven months after finalizing her divorce from co-star Tarek El Moussa, Christina has married her longtime boyfriend, Ant Anstead.
He’s best known for co-hosting the Channel 4 car show “For the Love of Cars with Philip Glenister.”
Shortly before news broke of Christina and Ant’s secret wedding, the mom of two posted this message on Instagram:
Eventually you’ll end up where you need to be, with who you’re meant to be with, and doing what you should be doing.
One day later, Mrs. Anstead took to Instagram again to share a photograph of her and her new husband on their wedding day.
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About Last Night. #magical Check it out in @people Photographer @chardphoto Videographer @ahumandreaming Flowers @penelopepotsfloraldesign Make Up @pinkdustcosmetics Hair @shanrbeauty Catering @24carrotscatering Ring @randallscottfinejewelry Band @nadiacturner Rentals @sigpartyrentals Favors @energymuse Dress @inesdisanto Dress Shop @thewhitedresscouture
The bride captioned the photo, “About Last Night,” and added the hashtag, “magical.”
According to People, the couple got married at their Newport Beach, California home in a ceremony described as a “winter wonderland.”
The couple was able to keep their nuptials a secret by telling their 70 guests, made up of family and close friends, “to meet at their house, where a charter bus would then transport the group to watch the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.”
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OMG!!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️ flights are officially booked for my babies to come to California so we can all be together for Christmas!! ✈️🇺🇸 Tay and Bray are SO excited preparing for you guys!!! @amelieanstead @archie.anstead_ cannot wait! Counting the days 🙏🏻🤗 @christinaelmoussa x x x
However, in lieu of the parade, their guests walked into a wedding they didn’t know was happening. Christina said:
“Every day we were checking the internet to see if anyone found out. Then the day we went to get our marriage license, the guy working was like hyperventilating, excited. We had to tell him this is a huge secret. No one knows.”
But the event went off without a hitch, she said:
“It was just perfect for us. Everything we wanted.”
Ant told People that their children from their past relationships were also in attendance:
“We wanted to make it about the kids. It’s the six of us. We’re a blended family so it was really important for them to be a part of it.”
And now that they are a blended family, Christina added that she’ll be changing her last name officially. For now, it’s only been changed on Instagram. She said:
“It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Christina Anstead. We couldn’t be any happier!”
Thousands of fans were also surprised by Christina’s Instagram post that revealed she and Ant are now husband and wife.
Many of them commented about how they “didn’t waste any time” saying “I do.”
According to US Weekly, Christina’s ex, Tarek, is “is happy for Christina and he’s moved on.” The source added that he “still cares about her deeply.”