Thu. Jul 29th, 2021

He’s in the throes of a PDA-packed relationship with Renee Zellweger after meeting her on his upcoming Discovery+ show, Celebrity IOU: Joyride.

Now, a trailer of the show where Ant Anstead met his current girlfriend, 52, has been released.

In the sneak peek, Ant, 42, can be seen referring to himself and co-host Cristy Lee as ‘car people’ during a chat with Renee, before pleading with her to stop the convertible she was driving.

Sparks are flying! A trailer for Celebrity IOU: Joyride, the show where Ant Anstead met his current girlfriend Renee Zellweger, has been released

Sparks are flying! A trailer for Celebrity IOU: Joyride, the show where Ant Anstead met his current girlfriend Renee Zellweger, has been released

Sparks are flying! A trailer for Celebrity IOU: Joyride, the show where Ant Anstead met his current girlfriend Renee Zellweger, has been released

Celebrity IOU Joyride is a new series that sees Ant help celebrities gift their loved-ones a one-of-a-kind car transformation, and features stars like Mary J. Blige, Octavia Spencer, and Danny Trejo. 

Renee was helping brothers Jerome and Jerald, who helped her publicist Nanci Ryder in the midst of her ALS battle, according to People.  

‘We are car people,’ Ant tells Renee, referring to himself and cohost Cristy Lee. ‘And there’s no greater gift than to give somebody else who’s also a car person.’

Despite being in the presence of car experts, there were a few bumps in the road for Renee.

'We are car people': Ant explains to Renee, referring to himself and co-host Cristy Lee

'We are car people': Ant explains to Renee, referring to himself and co-host Cristy Lee

‘We are car people’: Ant explains to Renee, referring to himself and co-host Cristy Lee

Red light! Both Ant and Cristy tell Renee to stop the car as she zooms ahead

Red light! Both Ant and Cristy tell Renee to stop the car as she zooms ahead

Red light! Both Ant and Cristy tell Renee to stop the car as she zooms ahead

Oh no! Anstead waved his hands in the air in an effort to get her to stop

Oh no! Anstead waved his hands in the air in an effort to get her to stop

Oh no! Anstead waved his hands in the air in an effort to get her to stop

One scene captures the actress speeding off in an old convertible as both Ant and Cristy plead for her to stop.

‘Stop, stop, stop!’ Ant shouts. ‘What is happening!?’

Scary moment aside, that didn’t stop Renee and Ant from really hitting it off in real-life. 

TMZ claimed last month that romantic sparks began to fly between the pair when Renée returned to set after filming their episode to ‘drop off some work boots’ for Ant. 

As evident in their many loved-up outings in recent weeks, a friend of the actress said that Renee is ‘head over heels’ and has ‘never been happier,’ in a relationship. 

More than just friends: TMZ recently claimed that romantic sparks began to fly between the pair when Renée returned to set after filming their episode to 'drop off some work boots' for Ant

More than just friends: TMZ recently claimed that romantic sparks began to fly between the pair when Renée returned to set after filming their episode to 'drop off some work boots' for Ant

More than just friends: TMZ recently claimed that romantic sparks began to fly between the pair when Renée returned to set after filming their episode to ‘drop off some work boots’ for Ant

Let's get this show on the road! Renee expressed her excitement as she sat at the driver's seat

Let's get this show on the road! Renee expressed her excitement as she sat at the driver's seat

Let’s get this show on the road! Renee expressed her excitement as she sat at the driver’s seat

Star-studded! Octavia Spencer is among the other celebrities appearing on the program, which sees celebrities gift a loved one with a custom car

Star-studded! Octavia Spencer is among the other celebrities appearing on the program, which sees celebrities gift a loved one with a custom car

Star-studded! Octavia Spencer is among the other celebrities appearing on the program, which sees celebrities gift a loved one with a custom car

‘Renee is head-over-heels in love. She thinks this is the real deal. She’s never been happier. They’re a great couple,’ the insider shared.

In a 2019 Vulture interview — shortly after she had split from boyfriend Doyle Bramhall — she had spoken about pressure as a woman to be in a relationship.

‘If you’re not cherished by someone, if a man doesn’t find you and treasure you, then your worth somehow comes into question. It’s just the reality of being a lady,’ she said at the time.

Tune in! Danny Trejo was one of the celebrities thanking a loved one with a new vehicle

Tune in! Danny Trejo was one of the celebrities thanking a loved one with a new vehicle

Tune in! Danny Trejo was one of the celebrities thanking a loved one with a new vehicle 

Look who's here! Mary J. Blige also made an appearance on the show

Look who's here! Mary J. Blige also made an appearance on the show

Look who’s here! Mary J. Blige also made an appearance on the show

She had previously been married to Kenny Chesney in 2005 and had also been linked to Jim Carrey, White Stripes’ Jack White, and Bradley Cooper.

When she and Anstead met a source told PEOPLE that they clicked. ‘Sometimes two people just meet and click, and the timing is right,’ the source said.

‘Renée is creative…and often goes for guys who think out of the box…Both of them are private and dislike public scrutiny, so they have that in common. He’s a creative guy with lots of interests.’

And it seems she may have found her person with Anstead, as an insider told Us Weekly that Ant is also ‘super happy,’ in the relationship.

‘You can tell he’s in a good spot in his life — he’s super happy. He seems like he’s on fire. He’s where he wants to be and is making things happen,’ the source said of both his personal and professional life.

The pair were linked shortly after his divorce from Flip Or Flop host Christina Haack was finalized in June after she announced the split last September.

Celebrity IOU: Joyride will premiere on Discovery+ on August 23.

Love is in the air! Ant has been in the throes of a PDA-packed relationship with Renee as of late

Love is in the air! Ant has been in the throes of a PDA-packed relationship with Renee as of late

Love is in the air! Ant has been in the throes of a PDA-packed relationship with Renee as of late

Perfect fit: When she and Anstead met a source told PEOPLE that they clicked. 'Sometimes two people just meet and click, and the timing is right,' the source said

Perfect fit: When she and Anstead met a source told PEOPLE that they clicked. 'Sometimes two people just meet and click, and the timing is right,' the source said

Perfect fit: When she and Anstead met a source told PEOPLE that they clicked. ‘Sometimes two people just meet and click, and the timing is right,’ the source said

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