Christina El Moussa: Dating Someone Named Ant Anstead!

We don’t know how TLC star Christina El Moussa feels about the movie Ant-Man.

But we do now know she’s dating a man named Ant.

So there’s that at least.

Indeed, sources have confirmed to E! News that the Flip or Flop co-host is flipping and flopping around between the sheets with Ant Anstead.

It’s unclear for how long the British television host and the interior designer have been exchanging bodily fluids, but they do seem prepared to make their romance Instagram official.

El Moussa, for instance, shared a photo of herself and Anstead on social media yesterday.

The two are riding bikes in the snapshot, which is accompanied by a caption that reads:

“Congrats to this guy @ant_anstead His show, #WheelerDealers airs in the UK today! #HMF.”

A day earlier, meanwhile, Christina hinted at a new phase in her life via the following quote, also shared on Instagram:

“And suddenly you know…It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.

“New year, New beginnings!! 2018 is going to be a great year filled with new experiences, challenges and blessings. Excited for the next chapter.”

Just over a year ago at this time, Christina was simply known for being one half of the couple at the center of TLC’s Flip or Flop.

But then she and Tarek El Moussa filed for divorce and each started to take to social media more and more in order to build their brand.

Since then, Tarek has written about how much he’s enjoying his single life, while Christina has dipped her pretty toes multiple times into the dating pool.

She dated an ex-flame named Doug Spedding for a few months and also had a fling with her family’s contractor, Gary Anderson.

To her credit, though, Christina has never bad-mouthed Tarek; or vice versa. 

This really does seem to be an example of an amicable split in which both halves truly want what is best for their children.

Heck, each star celebrated the anniversary of their break-up a couple months ago, with Tarek saying online:

“We’ve all faced obstacles and for many they were so horrific they hit the lowest point of their life with no future in sight….when you are at the bottom you feel nothing but pain, misery and despair.

“Even though you can’t see the light at the bottom it still exists and as time goes on that light starts to shine.

“Once that light starts to shine take the opportunity to reevaluate who you are and what you want to be. Take it as an opportunity to bounce back and be stronger than ever.

“In my opinion, rock bottom is an opportunity to start over and do it right!”

Profound words, huh?

We wonder if he’s still thinking so positively in light of Christina having found a new man.


Hoda Kotb Named Permanent Today Show Co-Host

Matt has been out for about a month now.

And Hoda Kotb is officially in.

Following multiple weeks as the fill-in for Lauer (who was fired, of course, due to some serious allegations of sexual misconduct), Kotb was named his full-time replacement on Tuesday morning.

She will greet viewers everyday alongside Savannah Guthrie.

“Welcome to Today and we are kicking off the year right because Hoda is officially the co-anchor of Today, so let’s give her a round of applause,” Guthrie opened the show today, adding:

“This has to be the most popular decision NBC News has ever made and I am so thrilled.”

The decision marks the first time two women will co-host the long-running program each day.

“I am pinching myself,” Kotb said. “I think we should send some medics to Alexandria, Virginia, where my mom has likely fainted after hearing the open of that show.”

Hoda, of course, has been co-anchoring her own hour of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford for years.

She sat in with Guthrie on the morning they told the world that Lauer had been fired, saying on air at the time:

“It’s hard to reconcile with what we are hearing with the man who we know, who walks in this building every single day…

“We were both woken up with the news, kind of pre-dawn, and we’re trying to process it and trying to make sense of it – and it’ll take some time for that.”

In a statement to staff this week, meanwhile, NBC News chair Andy Lack said the following:

“Over the past several weeks, Hoda has seamlessly stepped into the co-anchor role alongside Savannah, and the two have quickly hit the ground running.

“They have an undeniable connection with each other and most importantly, with viewers, a hallmark of Today.”

You’d have to imagine there’s an appeal for executives in having two women occupy these seats as well, considering the heinous details that have been reported regarding how Lauer treated the opposite sex during his time at NBC.

“You are a partner and a friend and a sister and I am so happy to be doing this,” Guthrie told Hoda this morning.

It was actually a pretty moving exchange between the colleagues.

Kotb has been with NBC News since 1998 when she joined Dateline; she has filled in on the first two hours of Today quite frequently over the years, so this is familiar terrain for her.

As you can see below, the Internet is pretty excited over the news:

hoda reaction

Do you share their enthusiasm?

Are you psyched to tune in each morning for Guthrie and Kotb?

Or are you more of a Good Morning America kind of person anyway?


Matt Baier: Married! Again! To Someone Named Jennifer Conlon!

Matt Baier has moved on from Amber Portwood.

Like, way, way, WAY on.

Like, officially and legally on, until death does him part.

That’s right, Matt Baier just got married again!

According to E! News, the former Teen Mom star exchanged vows recently in Las Vegas with a woman named Jennifer Conlon.

We don’t know a great deal about Conlon, except she clearly has never tuned in to watch Teen Mom online or on television… lest she would have known to stay far away from her new husband.

Baier tells E! that he and Conlon have been together for about six months.

He met her in a Sin City restaurant not long after splitting from Portwood earlier this year and Conlon has two daughters of her own.

“She’s not a public figure. So we kept our relationship private,” he says, adding that he never formally proposed:

“It was one of those situations where it just kind of felt like the right thing. We really get each other.

“We both have overcome a lot of stuff. It felt like the right thing to do. It just kind of happened that way.”

Sounds promising.

The 46-year old Baier and the 27-year old Portwood had been engaged to get married themselves.

They had even been planning an October wedding.

But the reality stars broke up while filming Marriage Boot Camp this summer, ending a rocky three-year romance.

The trouble really started last August when reports surfaced that Baier facing legal problems for failing to paying child support to numerous other women for numerous secret biological children.

(Editor’s Note: Baier and Portwood don’t share any kids, but she’s the mother to eight-year-old Leah with ex Gary Shirley; and she’s pregnant again.)

It didn’t help the relationship when Portwood then learned that Baier had offered Catelynn Lowell Baltierra a Xanax when she was suffering through a panic attack.

Despite their many hiccups, however, Baier still had hope for a future with Portwood as recently as August of this year.

“I’ll hold out hope for a reconciliation,” he told E! at the time, elaborating as follows:

“But if nothing else, I hope we can stay friends. We started off as best friends and that’s what I miss the most from her: her friendship.

“To not have that is painful. When something happens, my natural instinct still is to call her and tell her everything. She was my family.”

This would explain why Baier was devastated over Portwood’s second pregnancy news and perhaps why he reacted in jealousy/pain/anger by marrying Conlon.

Appearing on on Dr. Drew’s podcast in July, Portwood admitted she still talks to Baier, but also that she was working on herself. Not on saving the relationship.

“I personally am just trying to better myself,” she told the Teen Mom reunion host.

“I just kind of lost myself, my independence as a woman [and] as a person because I was too focused on Matt.”

She subsequently Tweeted her excitement about her impending bundle of joy and her future with its father.

“Thank you everyone for all the kind words,” Amber wrote. “I’m very excited for my future with Andrew and our little family we are starting together! Love.”

Do you think we’ve truly seen the last of Portwood and Baier as a couple?

Despite the marriage and despite the bun in the former’s over, we have our doubts.