Inside Renée Zellweger's A-list dating history: Who is the actress dating currently?
Renée Zellweger is a huge star with multiple accolades like two Oscars, four Golden Globes and Screen Actor Guild Awards under her belt. And just like her high-profile public persona, Zellweger's love life is no obscure story and, in fact, includes some well-known names of the industry. Zellweger is best known for her award-winning roles in Cold Mountain, Bridget Jones' Diary, Chicago, and Judy. The actress currently stars in the crime drama series The Thing About Pam. Inside the actress's career and net worth.
Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1962, in Katy, Texas. She started her acting venture from her native by appearing in several low-budget films and eventually found her calling on the big screen. The actress's first leading role was in the 1995 slasher film Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation. She broke through big time, starring opposite Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire in 1996. At 52, Zellweger is childfree and in love.
Who is Renée Zellweger dating?
Zellweger has been on the news lately, and it's not just her professional life that has retained the actress's name on headlines for a while. Zellweger has found love again, but it's an unexpected match this time. Unlike her past dating demo, which mainly included A-list actors, the Judy actress is now dating English television presenter/car specialist Ant Anstead, 42.
Renée met Ant on 'Celebrity IOU Joyride.' Photo Source: Instagram
Anstead, a native of Plymouth, Devon, is best known for hosting Wheelers Dealers, Ant Anstead Master Mechanic, and a few more shows for car enthusiasts. The news of Anstead's unlikely romantic dynamic with the Oscar-winning actress started making rounds when the pair were spotted outside of their professional sets. It all began when Renée and Anstead worked alongside each other on the Discovery+ series Celebrity IOU Joyride in June 2021.
Ant was fresh out of his divorce from television personality Christina Haack, with whom he was married for nearly two years, and Renée had been single for a while since her last long relationship with musician Doyle Bramhall II. Thanks to the couple's multiple PDA-filled outings, it didn't take sources long to label the pair as lovers.
Zellweger's boyfriend, Anstead, shares two kids with his first ex-wife, Louise. Photo Source: Instagram
An insider reported how the Wheelers Dealer host has been happier than ever. "Ant is excited about life," the source said, adding, "Part of it can be because he's dating Renée, but he was excited about doing this project, and he seems excited to do all the various projects he's working on." Anstead, who shares a daughter and a son with his first wife Louise, hasn't addressed his ongoing relationship, and as for Zellweger, a brief statement came recently.
Renée says "serendipity" led to her romance with Anstead. Source: Access
In her latest interview with Harper Bazar, the two-time Oscar winner says "serendipity" led to her romance with Anstead. The actress recalls, "It was around Judy," when she was mourning the death of her former publicist Nancy Ryder. "Late night and I remember I watched the Property Brother," Zellweger says," when she fell compelled to give back to the people who cared for Ryder in her last days. But instead of signing for the Celebrity IOU, she ended up joining Celebrity IOU: Joyride, hosted by Anstead. Renée says she thinks Nancy had a hand in her romance with Ant.
Renée Zellweger's dating history!
The Chicago star was once engaged to actor Jim Carrey. The pair met on the sets of Me, Myself and Irene and hit it off immediately. They announced their engagement in 1999 and dissolved it the year later. "She was special to me, very special, I think she's lovely," Carrey said about his ex-fiance on The Howard Stern Show in 2020.
Zellweger was briefly engaged to Jim Carrey. Photo Source: Instagram
After Carrey, the Judy actress was in a brief relationship with Grammy-winning musician Jack White. The twosome started their romance after connecting on the sets of Cold Mountain and went on to date for a year and a half. Zellweger has only been married once in her life, and her first and last husband was country singer Kenny Chesney, who she married in May 2005. But four months into their marriage, Zellweger filed for an annulment.
The actress's high-profile dating sheet also includes People's former sexiest man alive, Bradley Cooper. The pair fell in love while working on Case 39. They dated for nearly two years, eventually calling quits in 2011. Zellweger next dated musician Doyle Bramhall II. The twosome began dating in 2012 and announced their split in May 2019.