KEY POINTS

  • Christina Haack said any change to her and Ant Anstead's custody agreement "should have been handled privately"
  • The "Flip or Flop" alum insisted that she's a "good mom" who loves her children and wants to protect them
  • Anstead claimed that Haack has only spent an average of "nine full days each month" with their son Hudson in nearly two years

Christina Haack has broken her silence after her ex-husband Ant Anstead filed for full custody of their 2-year-old son Hudson and criticized her as a mother.

Anstead, 43, claimed that the "Flip or Flop" alum, 38, has only spent an average of "nine full days each month" with Hudson in nearly two years, TMZ reported, citing court documents.

In response to the filing, Haack released a statement via Us Weekly, saying that "what Ant is doing deeply saddens me."

"If this was really about Hudson, as he says, this should have been handled privately with a private judge or mediation, as myself and my attorney have suggested," she added.

The "Christina on the Coast" star acknowledged that she is not a perfect mother and has her faults but insisted that she's a "good mom."

"I have had my share of ups and downs, but I am a good mom," the HGTV host said. "I love my children with all my heart, and I will always protect them."

Haack and Anstead welcomed their son in September 2019, a year before they called it quits. In addition to Hudson, Haack is also mom to son Brayden James, 6, and daughter Taylor Reese, 11, whom she shares with ex-husband Tarek El Moussa. Anstead, for his part, also shares daughter Amelie, 18, and son Archie, 15, with ex-wife Louise Storey.

In documents obtained by TMZ Thursday, Anstead accused Haack of putting Hudson at medical risk, citing one incident in which the toddler had a "sunburn that was so bad it left him crying in pain."

The "Celebrity IOU Joyride" host claimed that he texted his ex-wife about their son's condition, and she replied, "It didn’t feel hot. Give him some Tylenol im [sic] sure it will be better tomorrow."

In addition, Anstead alleged in court documents that Haack returned their son in January without disclosing that her family all had COVID-19.

"At the time, my partner [Renée Zellweger] was filming her new project, and her [COVID-19] diagnosis placed the whole production on pause," he added.

Before news of Anstead's filing broke, Haack shared a cryptic poem on Instagram hinting at tension with "toxic" people.

"When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but you stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did," she wrote in the caption, quoting Jill Blakeway.

Anstead and Haack were married from 2018 to 2021. They announced their split in September 2020.

"Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate. We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority," Haack wrote on Instagram at the time. "We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future."

Their divorce was finalized in June 2021, and they were both granted joint legal and physical custody of their son.

Haack was previously married to El Moussa from 2009 to 2018. Earlier this month, it was revealed that she secretly married real estate agent Joshua Hall after one year of dating.

Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead
Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead attend the Los Angeles Special Screening Of Discovery's "Serengeti" at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on July 23, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images
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