The Oscar winner, 52, was watching an episode of Celebrity IOU “around” the time her film Judy debuted, she recalled to Harper’s Bazaar in an interview revealed on Thursday, March 24. In the HGTV collection, brothers Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott assist celebs shock their family members with dwelling renovations. The particular episode she watched featured Brad Pitt, who redid his pal’s storage.
After watching the present, the Texas native grew to become all in favour of filming an episode of her personal. Her pal and former publicist Nanci Ryder had died in June 2020, and Zellweger wished to have a good time the nurses who had cared for Ryder in her ultimate years. Instead of Celebrity IOU, nonetheless, she signed on to take part in a by-product titled Celebrity IOU: Joyride and hosted by Anstead, 42.
The Cold Mountain actress mentioned the she and her beau now like to assume Ryder had a hand in bringing them collectively. “We do joke about that,” she defined. “She’s always doing her best. It made me smile. It made me smile to think on this, yeah, the serendipity of it all.”
In the episode, which aired in August 2021, the previous Wheeler Dealers host helped refurbish a 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass for Jerald Cowan, whereas his twin brother, Jerome Cowan, acquired a classic Ford Bronco. Zellweger, as followers now know, left the set with a brand new flame.
“He’s excited about life and excited in general,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly of Anstead in July 2021, shortly after the U.Ok. native met Zellweger. “Part of it can be because he’s dating Renée, but he definitely was excited about doing this project and he seems excited to do all the various projects he’s working on.”
Since their meet-cute over traditional vehicles, the couple have gotten extra critical, spending New Year’s Eve together and hanging out with Anstead’s children. The mechanic shares daughter Amelie, 18, and son Archie, 15, with Louise Anstead and son Hudson, 2, with ex-wife Christina Haack.
Earlier this 12 months, the For the Love of Cars alum completely informed Us that he introduced Zellweger to his older children over the telephone earlier than they met in particular person. “They’d had a chance to meet many, many times on FaceTime,” he defined in January. “So it wasn’t a case of, ‘Hey, here’s someone new.’ It was all very organic. … It was really nice. They came for three weeks. We just switched off and made sure we spent time together. It was amazing.”
Though the Bridget Jones’s Diary star and Anstead are enjoying their time together, the fact star added that they’re not yet considering marriage. “Absolutely not,” he informed Us. “I mean … what’s the rush?”