Christina Anstead is heading off the coast with a major post-split purchase — a yacht!
The Christina on the Coast star, 37, recently bought a sizeable yacht sharing a photo of herself next to the boat on Instagram on Wednesday. In the photo, she’s raising both arms in the air in celebration, and holding a bottle of champagne in each hand.
In what seems to be a nod to her recent separation from her husband of less than two years, Ant Anstead, she named the vessel, "Aftermath."
In the caption, she tagged Prestige Yachts, a luxury boat maker, and Sun Country Coastal, a yacht dealership based in her hometown of Newport Beach, California. As with all her social media posts since she announced the split, comments on the photo have been turned off.
Christina's boat is a Prestige 520: a 52-foot motor yacht that can sleep up to seven people, according to the brand's website.
Christina announced she and the Wheeler Dealers host, 41, had split on September 18. The former couple share one-year-old son Hudson, who was born in September 2019, less than a year after they tied the knot in December 2018 in a surprise backyard ceremony.
Christina also shares daughter Taylor, 10, and son Brayden, 5, with her ex-husband and Flip or Flop co-star, Tarek El Moussa. El Moussa and Christina split publicly in December 2016 after seven years of marriage, finalizing their divorce in January 2018. Christina and Ant began dating in October 2017.
The Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa host also owns a luxury yacht: a 50-foot Sea Ray Sundancer 510", according to the Los Angeles Times. In June 2017, El Moussa told PEOPLE that he had given his boat a new moniker in the wake of his divorce from Christina.
“It used to be called ‘Flip or Flop.’ I recently changed it to ‘Bad Decisions’ because apparently, I’ve made a couple,” he told PEOPLE at the time, promising that he and Christina had “laughed about” the swap.
"Bad Decisions" recently played a major role in what seems to be a good decision for the house flipper.
It was on the boat that El Moussa first met his now-fiancée, Heather Rae Young, 32, who stars on Netflix's Selling Sunset, on July 4, 2019. They got engaged on July 25, 2020, while on a boat trip to Catalina Island, California, not far from the marina where they first met.
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We are used to getting “photo bombed” on land but on the water ?♂️?♂️?♂️ @davebock @troy.joshua ???. . We had a great day on the water yesterday celebrating a friends birthday with some of the cast members of Heathers show. . Today we are being LAZY with a whole bunch I of Netflix and chill?…and of course Junk food!!! (For me not @heatherraeyoung ?) . How’s your weekend? Anything fun to share? .
On September 26, a week after announcing her split from Ant, Christina took to Instagram to tell fans that they don’t know everything about her and her life and ask for their compassion.
″I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two,″ she said in the post. ″I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies — but sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these 'setbacks', I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow.″
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For those of you who don’t know me (or think you know me) let me reintroduce myself. I hate crowds, I love traveling, all things spiritual, the ocean and deep one on one conversations. I never thought about being on tv. I wanted to be a sports agent like Jerry Maguire. But I always loved looking at houses with my parents especially model homes and I always wanted to be my own boss… So in college when I was called (intuitively) to get my real estate license at a local community college I followed my intuition. I got started in real estate at 21 which led to selling houses which led to flipping houses which led to Tv. Now while I never wanted to be on tv, stepping out of my comfort zone and into the unknown has always been my thing. I live in a state of anxiousness and I’m so used to it that when it’s not there I tend to feel a void and hop into something that causes the feeling I’m used to. This can be good and bad. And it’s one of the things I’m working on breaking the pattern of. Sometimes anxiety and pursuit of new dreams leads me down amazing paths, other times it leaves me feeling lost and in a state of fight or flight / or crying in my closet. Tv changed my life and I am grateful for the life it’s provided, the experiences, the friends I’ve made along the way. Sometimes our calling is bigger than our plans. I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two. I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies – but sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these “setbacks” I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow. So while some may judge me and throw around rumors about me, most of you support me. And that says a lot about this world and where we are headed. I’m messy, I’m real and I’m working on healing. I’m surrounded by extremely powerful women who help me cope, build me up and push me to be better. If you’ve DM me or text me – I haven’t written back because I’m taking time to clear the “noise” and focus on myself and the kids. I appreciate the support and I hope my story inspires you to not be so hard on yourself for the decisions / choices you’ve made. We are all a work in progress. ✨♥️
A few days later, Christina’s best friend and publicist Cassie Zebisch told PEOPLE, “Even though this is a really difficult time for Christina, she’s doing her best to tune out all the noise and focus her energy on her children and her work.”
Zebisch added that Christina has been focusing on “creating her own happiness and she remains positive while she surrounds herself with people who are uplifting her and letting her know she’s going to be okay."
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