Renee Zellweger has revealed particulars of how she first met her beau Ant Anstead.
Throughout an interview for Harper’s Bazaar’s April Challenge, the Oscar winner opened up about how she and Anstead sparked their romance — spoiler alert: in a serendipitous twist credit score goes to the “Property Brothers” and Brad Pitt.
The “Bridget Jones’ Diary” actress recalled watching an episode of “Movie star IOU” that featured Brad Pitt re-doing his good friend’s storage with the assistance of the Property Brothers close to the time her film “Judy” had been launched.
On the time, she was nonetheless mourning the demise of her good friend and publicist Nanci Ryder who had handed away from ALS in 2020 on the age of 67.
Zellweger revealed that she had been impressed by the episode and have become all for filming an episode of her personal. She wished to rejoice the nurses who had taken care of Ryder throughout her closing years. Nonetheless, as an alternative of the unique “Movie star IOU” present, Renee had unintentionally signed as much as take part within the present’s spin-off referred to as “Movie star IOU: Joyride” which was hosted by Anstead.
The “Chicago” star joked about how she and Anstead prefer to consider that Ryder was an vital consider bringing them collectively. “We do joke about that,” she remarked. “She’s all the time doing her greatest. It made me smile. It made me smile to suppose on this, yeah, the serendipity of all of it.”
Renee’s episode aired in August 2021 and Anstead helped restore two basic classic vehicles for Ryder’s caregivers Jerald Cowan and his twin brother Jerome Cowan. Whereas the nurses left the HGTV present with new wheels, Zellweger left with a brand new flame.
Earlier this yr in January, in an interview with Us Weekly, the “For the Love of Vehicles” star revealed that Zellweger had met his older youngsters over the telephone earlier than that they had any interplay in individual.
He described the introduction as natural, “They’d had an opportunity to satisfy many, many instances on FaceTime,” he stated on the time. “So it wasn’t a case of, ‘Hey, this is somebody new.’ It was all very natural. … It was very nice. They got here for 3 weeks. We simply switched off and made certain we frolicked collectively. It was superb.”
Though the couple are having fun with their romance, the truth persona clarified that they are removed from contemplating marriage.
“Completely not,” he concluded. “I imply … what is the rush?”