When Christina Haack falls in love, she falls fast! On July 8, 2021, the Flip or Flop star revealed that she had been dating Texas realtor Joshua Hall since springtime. The pair sparked engagement rumors after she shared a photo of her wearing a massive diamond ring in August 2021, then she confirmed they were engaged one month later. Here’s how fast their whirlwind romance came together.
The HGTV star finally revealed when they started dating via a March 2022 Instagram post commemorating their one-year anniversary. Christina shared a then versus now photo of the couple hugging in Nashville one year apart and captioned the snapshots with lyrics from Chris Stapleton‘s song “Starting Over.” She wrote, “When nobody wins afraid of losing. And the hard roads are the ones worth choosing … Someday we’ll look back and smile and know it was worth every mile.”
In a July 8 , 2021, post, the HGTV star admitted she found Josh when she wasn’t looking for love. “I met Josh when I wasn’t in a state of fear or fight-or-flight … I had taken time off social, hired a spiritual coach and smoked a Bufo toad (which basically reset my brain and kicked out years of anxiety in 15 mins),” she wrote about smoking the Central American toad’s venom.
By the time she finally revealed her romance with Josh after keeping silent about it on social media, Christina noted, “We’ve had a few solid months of just us getting to know each other and I’ve loved every second of it.” She then thanked him for “whisking me away on a romantic tropical vacation he planned entirely on his own.”
For haters thinking she moved on too fast after splitting from ex-husband Ant Anstead in September of 2020, Christina added, “So yes, ‘another relationship’ and guess what. I’m 38 — I’ll do what I want.” Her divorce from Ant was finalized just a few weeks prior to Christina revealing her new romance.
Three days later on July 11, she shared her first Instagram photos showing the couple’s smiling faces, thanking Josh for a “whimsical dream vacation” they took to Mexico. She also included photos of the pair snorkeling, exploring sea caves and having romantic meals.
Christina called Josh her “ride or die” in a July 21 post. After two previous marriages, she noted that, “Some people are lucky enough to get forever the first time, but no one should be shamed for things not working out and no one knows what goes on behind closed doors.”
The Christina on the Coast star then added, “Remember that before making judgements and assumptions … and this woman/mama is still lucky enough to have this man choose me,” raving about Josh.
The romance intensified when in an August 3 post showing Christina with her arms around Josh, she called him her “number one.” The mother of three added, “Life is short. Do what you love with the ones you love. For me, that’s Josh, my kids and a few close friends and co-workers.”
Christina possibly let the news slip that she and Josh were already engaged in an August 15, 2021, Instagram post. She had a giant rock on her left ring finger while holding a glass of champagne and posing with Josh and his mom with Newport Harbor in the background. She quickly deleted the photo, and Christina replaced it with a nearly identical shot, but this time she was minus the bauble on her hand.
Just over one month later, she confirmed her engagement to Josh in a September 20, 2021, photo while vacationing in Mexico. Since then, Christina has shared photos calling Josh a “step daddy” to her son, Hudson, whom she shares with Ant, as well as sparking secret wedding rumors, with the hunky realtor always making sure to cover his left ring finger in photos.
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