Renee Zellweger is engaged to boyfriend Ant Anstead, according to a new report.
The 54-year-old actress, who has been dating the British presenter, 44, since 2021, has told friends she plans to marry the star after their secret engagement, The US Sun reported.
A friend told the publication: ‘Renee and Ant are keeping their plans incredibly private, they’re not planning a big public announcement.
‘He has been telling his inner circle about their wedding arrangements, everything will be very low key.
‘His relationship with Ant is super strong and they’re madly in love, and they can’t wait to get hitched.’
Wow: Renee Zellweger is engaged to boyfriend Ant Anstead, according to a new report
Family time: The news comes just days after Renee made a rare move to pose with her two love ants. The lovebirds were spotted in a photo on Monday with son Archie, 16, and daughter Amelie, 19 – but her ring finger was bare.
The Bridget Jones star was previously married to country star Kenny Chesney for just four months – ending the union in 2005.
Previously, she was briefly engaged to Jim Carrey from 1999 to 2000 and was romantically linked to Bradley Cooper after meeting on the set of their 2009 film Case 39.
She and the nine-time Oscar nominee were also rumored to be engaged, but split after moving in together in 2011.
Most recently, Zellweger was in a long-term relationship with musician, Doyle Bramhall II, whom she first met at the University of Texas in the eighties from 2012 to 2019.
Anstead was previously married to his first wife Louise from 2005 to 2017, and they welcomed a daughter and son, Amelie and Archie.
He went on to tie the knot with Christina Hall in 2018 and they welcomed their son Hudson in 2019 before divorcing in 2021.
DailyMail.com contacted representatives for the pair, who declined to comment.
The news comes days after Rini made a rare move to pose with her two boyfriend Ant’s kids.
Special occasion: This comes after Ant shared a video on his Instagram account in April celebrating ‘two years of magic’ with girlfriend Renee
Looking to the future: The couple has been very open about their romance on social media
The lovebirds were spotted in a photo with son Archie, 16, and daughter Amelie, 19, on Monday.
They were all dressed in their best for the formal event at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Renee wore a one-shoulder gold gown with her hair partially up. Ant wore a tuxedo. Amelie had a strapless black dress with rhinestones. And Archie was wearing a suit.
‘@phosgoodwood how it started, how it ended x @landrover @radfordmotors,’ he captioned the photo.
Anstead also called his children ‘absolute legends’.
Exes: The Bridget Jones star was previously married to country star Kenny Chesney for just four months – the union ended in 2005
Past Loves: Previously, she was briefly involved with Jim Carrey from 1999 to 2000 (seen together in 2000 above).
Love on set: Previously, the star was romantically linked to Bradley Cooper, after meeting on the set of their 2009 film Case 39 (seen above in the supernatural horror film).
Anstead and Zellweger initially met in April 2021 while filming an episode of her series Celebrity IOU Joyride.
At the time, he was grieving the death of his publicist Nancy Ryder while he was watching Property Brothers with Brad Pitt as a guest star.
It was an HGTV show called Celebrity IOW, where a famous person honors someone in his life by having the Property Brothers renovate their house. Brad remodeled his makeup artist’s garage.
Zellweger wanted to help the two nurses who cared for Ryder in the last years of his life: twin brothers named Jerome Cowan and Gerald Cowan.
In April 2021, Rennie was told about Celebrity IOU: Joyride which will feature British TV personality Anstead as he recreates classic cars in their peak form.
Marriage number three: He tied the knot with Christina Hall in 2018 and they welcomed son Hudson, 2019, before divorcing in 2021 (pictured in 2019)
Party On: They were all dressed in their best for a formal event. Renee, 54, wore her hair partially up in a one-shoulder gold gown. Ant wore a tuxedo. Amelie had a strapless black dress with rhinestones. And Archie was wearing a suit
When asked by Harper’s Bazaar if Zellweger thought Anstead was a gift from the late rider, he replied ‘They joke about it.’
‘He’s always doing his best. It made me laugh,’ the star explained. ‘It made me smile to think, yes, the brutality of it all.’
After meeting her soul mate, a friend of the actress told People that Renee was ‘head over heels’ and ‘never been happier’ in the relationship.
‘He thinks this is the real deal. He has never been happier. They’re a great couple,’ the insider told the outlet. ‘Sometimes two people meet and click, and the timing is right.’
The source added: ‘Renee is creative…and often goes for guys who think outside the box…They both dislike personal and public scrutiny, so they have things in common. He’s a creative guy with a lot of passion.’
Attractive looking good: The couple met on the set of Celebrity IOU: Joyride, which Unstead was hosting
Two years: In April, the couple celebrated two years of dating
In a 2019 Vulture interview – shortly after her split from Bramhall – she spoke about the pressures of being in a relationship as a woman.
‘If you’re not cherished by someone, if a man doesn’t find you and value you, then your value is somehow called into question. It’s just the reality of being a woman,’ she said.
Renee and Ant have been going strong since their fateful introduction.
‘Ant is very happy with Renee. He really loves her,’ an entertainment source recently told PEOPLE.
Film star: Zellweger is best known for her role in the 2001 film Bridget Jones’s Diary (seen in character above).
Additionally, the insider said they ‘spend a lot of time at home’ and have a ‘very normal relationship’.
It was added that Anstead and Zellweger ‘very much prefer Hudson. They want him to be happy and comfortable.’
On their anniversary this spring, Ant celebrated ‘two years of magic’ with Renee by sharing a video on her Instagram account.
Although they usually keep their relationship out of the spotlight, he praised her singing on St. Patrick’s Day.
Helpful: Although they usually keep their relationship out of the spotlight, he praised her singing on St. Patrick’s Day
After a fan gushed on Twitter that Zellweger had ‘the voice of an angel’, her lover replied: ‘She’s the best!!!’
In October, friends of the couple told Us Weekly that the pair were getting more serious.
‘They are very happy and very excited to map out their long-term future together,’ a source told Us Weekly.
Despite ‘trying not to get too ahead of themselves’ when it comes to ‘their proper arrangement’, their friends believe that wedding bells are in their near future.
Sweet: In 2021, Anstead also praised her for being ‘well-travelled’ during an interview with Entertainment Tonight after meeting her on the set of The Thing About Palms in Louisiana.
A month later, she shared a clip of her music video for Two Steps with CM Talkington, with the caption: ‘Ren….. you are absolutely brilliant! A beautiful and talented genius! The most gorgeous and classy lady who continues to inspire and effortlessly tackle awesome projects in your stride! The best man I know.’
In 2021, during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Anstead also praised her for being a ‘good traveller’ after meeting her on the set of The Thing About Palm in Louisiana.
After her trip to meet him on set, she shared a rare selfie of them kissing, with the caption: ‘Wow there’s something so special about New Orleans!’
Late night wanderings, mind blowing history this nest loves, architecture, mix of cultures, food, people, smells and noise! All are created [sic] Better to share it with magical company,’ she said.
A month later, they spent Thanksgiving together at a game with her youngest in New Orleans.
In February 2022, she told tons of her Instagram followers that she was ‘so proud’ of ‘Ren’s latest role’ in The Thing About Pam.