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Christina Haack celebrates Christmas Eve with 3 children after settling Ant Anstead custody dispute

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Feel joyful and bright! Christina Hall (née Haack) has given a glimpse into her Christmas celebrations with son Hudson after settling her messy custody battle with ex-husband Ant Anstead. The Flip or Flop alum, 39, shared a photo from Saturday, December 24 on Instagram Story of Hudson, 3, posing with his older siblings, Taylor, 12, and Brayden, 7, the day before of Christmas. The three siblings – whom Hall co-parents with Anstead, 43, and Tarek El Moussa, respectively – were all smiles in the photo with their maternal grandparents. Hall – who married Joshua Hall earlier this year – shared more snaps from the family reunion, including Taylor munching on Santa’s cookies. “I can’t believe you’re still eating Santa’s cookies,” the Christina in the Country personality joked to her only daughter in a Saturday video. After Taylor’s brothers were jealous of her extra snack, the preteen replied that it was “my tradition.” Hudson’s appearance at the Saturday festivities comes weeks after Christina and Anstead settled their heated custody battle. The Christina on the Coast star welcomed Hudson to the British native in September 2019, less than a year after they married. The couple broke up in September 2020 and finalized their divorce the following June. However, the duo remained at odds over their son’s care. Anstead – who also shares Amélie, 18, and Archie, 16, with ex-wife Louise Anstead – filed for full custody of Hudson in April. At the time, the Wheeler Dealers alum accused Hall of only spending “nine full days a month” with the toddler for almost two years. The HGTV star responded to Ant’s allegations in a statement to Us. “What Ant is doing saddens me deeply,” she noted. “If it was really about Hudson, as he says, it should have been handled privately with a private judge or mediation, as me and my attorney suggested. I’ve had my share of upsets. and low but I am a good mother and I love my children with all my heart and I will always protect them.” A judge denied Ant’s custody claim, but the former couple continued their legal battle until they reached a settlement in November. The California Superior Court in Orange County granted Hall and the Celebrity IOU: Joyride star “will continue to have joint legal and physical custody,” which they originally agreed to in June 2021. The decision has allowed Hall to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with Hudson in even years, with Ant taking odd years. They will also alternate for Easter, July 4 and Halloween. Ahead of the holidays, the Christina in the Country personality and her ex-husband each shared festive photos with their little one. “The kid loves being behind the camera 📸…❤️,” Hall captioned a Wednesday, Dec. 21, Instagram photo of herself and husband Joshua Hall, whom she married earlier this year. Hudson had his back to the camera while taking a different photo of his mother and stepfather on the phone. Ant posted an equally sweet photo the same day Hudson was decorating a Christmas tree. “Tis the season 🎄. Growing up in the freezing UK, I always find it crazy that a Californian Christmas tree complements a warm sunset on the beach! Temple so cozy and festive, and Hudzo always helps volunteer 🥰 x,” he wrote via Instagram. The duo had previously argued over posting photos of their son, with Ant accusing Christina of “exploiting” Hudson for personal gain. She addressed the “confusion and misinformation” in a lengthy Instagram caption in November, arguing, “I CHOSE and chose not to post Hudson because I was exhausted that Instagram was being used as a tool against me.” Along with Hudson, the Wellness Remodel author is Taylor’s mother and son Brayden with El Moussa, 41. The Flip or Flop alumni got married from 2009 to 2018 and worked hard to stay cordial with their kids. El Moussa, who is currently expecting a child with wife Heather Rae El Moussa (née Young), previously reunited with Christina in 2019 for their daughter’s holiday show at school. “Tay’s Christmas performance was so cute!! glad my dad came too ♥️ We all sit together – my family and Tarek’s family,” the design guru captioned an Instagram photo at the time. “A few people acknowledged how good it was – I know there are a lot of divorced couples (including Tarek’s mum and dad) who do it too and it’s honestly easier for everyone Also, Taylor’s face lights up when she sees us all in the same row supporting her.” Scroll below to see more photos from Christina’s Christmas party:

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