Renée Zellweger Cheers on Boyfriend Ant Anstead at Soccer Game in Rare Public Sighting

Zellweger and Anstead first met during filming of an episode of Anstead's Discovery+ show 'Celebrity IOU Joyride'



Renée Zellweger cheered on boyfriend Ant Anstead at his recent soccer game!

On Sunday, Zellweger, 54, was spotted alongside her two dogs as she supported Anstead, 44, during his match in Orange County, California. The Oscar winner was spotted smiling as Anstead looked over his shoulder at her while running down the field.

The Thing About Pam actress dressed down for the casual Sunday outing, opting for jeans, a black zip-up hoodie and her favorite burnt orange Texas Longhorns baseball hat. Anstead has long played for a semi-professional soccer team, the U.S. affiliate of Southampton FC. Last May, she was at his side as they won a championship game.

The very private couple rarely make appearances together, but this isn't the first time Zellweger and her pups have been spotted out and about with Anstead. In 2022, the couple were snapped taking the dogs for a walk in Laguna Beach, California, where he's based.

More recently, the British TV personality and Zellweger spent the holidays together, along with Anstead's older children: Amelie, 19, and Archie, 17, from his first marriage. (He also shares 4-year-old son Hudson with his second wife, HGTV star Chistina Hall.)

Ant Anstead/instagram
Ant Anstead/instagram

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While he rarely posts photos with his girlfriend on social media, In December, Anstead shared a picture of a couple's Christmas ornament featuring his and Zellweger's names in an Instagram post. He regularly gives nods to the star to let followers know they're spending time together, without actually showing her, especially on holidays or for big events for his children.

Anstead and Zellweger began dating in 2021 after the Judy star appeared on his Discovery+ series Celebrity IOU Joyride. The couple celebrated their two-year anniversary last April.

<p>Ant Anstead/ Instagram</p>

Ant Anstead/ Instagram

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However, Zellweger's relationship with her dogs is even more enduring. In 2019, she told PEOPLE that her pups keep her grounded.

“If ever you’ve had a bad day, normalcy is pretty damn good,” she said at the time. "And the dogs certainly help. Just little reminders of what’s truly valuable."

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