- August 30, 2021
Wait, what? Ant Anstead thought his girlfriend, Renée Zellweger, was British until just moments before they met on Celebrity IOU.
“Did you know that during the filming of Bridget Jones’s Diary, Renée spoke with a British accent even when she wasn’t on set?” Anstead’s cohost, Cristy Lee, told him in the Monday, August 23, episode of their Discovery+ show. “In fact, she kept it up until the wrap party!”
The Wheelers and Dealers star, 42, who met Zellweger, 52, while filming the episode earlier this year, appeared to be shocked that the actress wasn’t English like him.
“Are you telling me that Bridget Jones — Renée Zellweger — isn’t British?” Anstead asked Lee, to which she replied that the Jerry Maguire star was born in Texas.
The TV host joked, “You’re like a dream crusher for me.”