Ant Anstead is speaking out and setting the record straight.
"I think everybody knows this was not my decision," he told the magazine. "It really hit me hard." He later added, "If you ask anybody that knows me properly, they know that I give myself fully. I had so much love for her."
"Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate," the mother of three 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."
After the split, the proud dad addressed the breakup on Instagram, writing, "Anyone who really knows me knows that I don't like to share private matters publicly. I have remained silent while holding on to hope. I never gave up on us. I pray Christina's decision brings her happiness."
Still, the two continue to co-parent their son Hudson London Anstead, who they welcomed in September 2019. Christina also has two children—Taylor El Moussa, 10, and Brayden El Moussa, 5,—from her previous marriage to HGTV star Tarek El Moussa, and Ant has two kids, Archie and Amelie, from a previous relationship, as well.
"It's been a very difficult year with a lot of hard times," the insider revealed. "She never thought she was going to get a divorce so soon. She tried to give it more of a chance but it became very clear that it wasn't going to work."