Christina Anstead Fires Back at "Absent Mother" Claim in Message to Haters

Days after filing for divorce from Ant Anstead, Christina Anstead took to Instagram to respond to “parent shaming” comments. Scroll on for her social media message.

By Mona Thomas Nov 05, 2020 1:44 PMTags
Watch: Christina Anstead Slams "Absent Mother" Claims

Christina Anstead is holding no punches. 

On Nov. 5, the Flip or Flop star took to Instagram to get real about how she's handling the world's current normal amid a pandemic

"This year has been incredibly isolating. Activities like church, travel, dinner, movies, sports- canceled," she wrote. "No longer seeing my friends smiling faces on set (all covered by masks) it all feels like shit. So many changes for so many people. So despite what you see on Instagram most people are struggling." 

The mother of three, who recently filed for divorce from husband Ant Anstead, also spoke to her haters with a direct note on being an active and present parent. Christina shares kids Taylor El Moussa, 10, and Brayden El Moussa, 5, with her ex-husband Tarek El Moussa. She's also mom to 13-month-old Hudson Anstead, who she shares with ex Ant.

"When I get told ‘you must be an absent mother because you are not with your kids' - smh wake up people. I hardly post anymore," the 37-year-old pointed out, "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. This doesn't mean I'm not with my kids - it means the opposite - I am with them- I'm present. So stop parent shaming people, stop choosing sides when there is no side to choose."

Hollywood's Baby Boom During the Coronavirus Pandemic

She continued, "My point being - when you see stuff on here take it all with a grain of salt. 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."


As fans may recall, Christina announced her split from Ant in September after less than two years of marriage. "Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate," she wrote. "We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority. We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future."

Latest News