Ant Anstead has filed for full custody of his 2-year-old son, Hudson, with ex-wife Christina Haack after labeling her a bad mother.
The TV host, 43, claimed the “Flip or Flop” star, 38, has only spent “9 full days each month” with their child over the last 20 months in court documents obtained by TMZ on Thursday.
According to the outlet, Anstead also accused Haack of putting Hudson at medical risk, noting one incident in particular in which the toddler had a “sunburn that was so bad it left him crying in pain.”
The “Wheeler Dealers” co-host alleged that when he texted his ex about the burn, she responded, “It didn’t feel hot. Give him some Tylenol im [sic] sure it will be better tomorrow.”
Anstead also alleged in court documents that Haack returned their son in January without informing him they had COVID-19, per TMZ.
He added, “At the time my partner [Renée Zellweger] was filming her new project and her covid diagnosis placed the whole production on pause.”
Haack told Page Six via her rep in response to the filing, “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 concluded, “I have had my share of ups and downs but I am a good mom and I love my children with all my heart and I will always protect them.”
Amid the news, Haack also posted a cryptic quote from author Jonathon Muncy Storm via Instagram.
“When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you,” she captioned her post, quoting Jill Blakeway. “The misinformation will feel unfair, but you stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did.”
Anstead did not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for further comment.
According to TMZ, Anstead wants to forbid Haack from using their son in paid posts on social media for “commercial endeavors.”
The most recent photo of Hudson on Haack’s Instagram is the toddler in a family photo with his mom, her new husband, Joshua Hall, and her two other kids – Taylor, 11, and Brayden, 6 – from her first marriage to Tarek El Moussa. The pic is not tagged as a sponsored ad.
Anstead is seeking full custody, but reportedly allowing Haack to have Hudson on alternating weekends.
He also has an 18-year-old daughter, Amelie, 17, and son Archie, 15, from his previous marriage to Louise Storey.