‘Mentally exhausted’ Christina Hall accuses ex Ant Instead of trying to turn her ‘family, friends and fans’ against her as she vows to keep son off social media amid custody battle
Christina Hall said she will no longer post images of her three-year-old son Hudson on social media amid a custody dispute with ex-husband Ant Anstead.
The Christina on the Coast star, 39, took to Instagram Sunday saying she was ‘mentally exhausted over the recent false accusations against’ her from her ex-husband, 43.
‘Hudson’s father has made attempts to turn my family, friends and fans against me through manipulation tactics and false information,’ she said. ‘This has had great impact on me and my household.
The latest: Christina Hall, 39, said she will no longer post images of her three-year-old son Hudson on social media amid a custody dispute with ex-husband Ant Anstead, 43
‘Because of this, I have made the decision to no longer feature Hudson on Instagram, my tv shows or any social platforms until he is old enough to make this decision for himself.’
The Orange County, California native, who is mother to children Taylor, 12, and Brayden, seven, with ex-husband Tarek El Moussa, said that she has ‘always been fine not having Hudson appear on public platforms,’ but wanted to include him in posts about family activities.
‘My only reason for wanting him to appear on my shows, has always been to participate in the fun activities/outings with our family/siblings,’ she said.
The former Flip or Flop star said that Instead makes judgments about her parenting ability based solely off her Instagram account ‘since that is the only access he has to my personal life.’
The Christina on the Coast star took to Instagram Sunday saying she was ‘mentally exhausted over the recent false accusations against’ her from her ex-husband
Instead was seen with son Hudson earlier this year
Hall was snapped at an event in Beverly Hills in 2019
She added: ‘This is unnecessary pressure for a platform that is supposed to be used to share moments chosen, rather than a judgment tool … especially since this is a very small fraction of my personal life as the rest is kept between me and my family .’
Hall said that Hudson ‘will be just fine without having his presence displayed on a public forum,’ and that she is and ‘will ALWAYS remain a protective mother.’
Hall thanked her followers and supporters ‘who can see beyond the nonsense being thrown at’ her.
Anstead said last month in court docs reviewed by US Weekly that he felt Hudson was being ‘exploited’ by Hall by being present on her social media and TV shows.
‘The risks for a child working on a television production set (even if that ‘set’ is Christina’s home) are innumerable and well documented,’ he said. ‘Putting aside the obvious pressures of working within a TV production environment, children involved in television production often have lingering issues that affect their welfare, worldview, and self-image, leaving them diminished and dependent upon the perceived approval of others for their self- worth.’
Hall and her husband Josh, a real estate professional, wed one another earlier this year
Instead noted the tragic suicide of former Toddlers & Tiaras star Kailia Posey at 16 this past May.
‘One of my many fears of Hudson being forced to film reality TV is the possibility that public ridicule over seemingly benign content becomes insurmountably humiliating,’ he said in court docs. ‘I urge the courts to review the recent and tragic case of Kailia Posey and a defining embarrassing meme.’
Anstead – who is also father to daughter Amelie, 18, and son Archie, 15, with his ex-wife Louise Anstead – filed for full custody of Hudson this past April, telling the court he felt his youngest son was in an unsafe environment due to the TV production.
Hall told US in a statement: ‘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.’