Renée Zellweger laughs hanging out with friends while boyfriend Ant Anstead is away

Renée Zellweger laughs as she hangs out with friends while boyfriend Ant Anstead is away in his native England.

DailyMail.com saw Renée Thursday in Laguna Beach, California, wearing a thin blue jacket, black ankle-length leggings, sneakers and an orange Texas Longhorn cap.

She walked next to a male friend who was wearing workout clothes and a female friend who was donning a white sundress and brown boots.

Renée, 53, and Ant, 43, have been inseparable since they started dating after meeting last summer on the set of his Discovery+ show ‘Celebrity IOU: Joyride’.

Ant is currently embroiled in a messy custody battle with ex-wife Christina Hall, the mother of their two-year-old son Hudson. The toddler has forged a close bond with Ant’s Oscar-winning girlfriend.

The dispute between Ant and Christina was set to go back to court this week.

DailyMail.com saw Renée in Laguna Beach, California on Thursday

Renée, 53, and Ant, 43, have been inseparable since they started dating after meeting last summer on the set of his Discovery+ show 'Celebrity IOU: Joyride'

Renée, 53, and Ant, 43, have been inseparable since they started dating after meeting last summer on the set of his Discovery+ show ‘Celebrity IOU: Joyride’

Renée was all smiles hanging out with friends while friend Ant Anstead is away in his native England

Renée was all smiles hanging out with friends while friend Ant Anstead is away in his native England

She walked next to a male friend wearing workout clothes and a female friend in a white sundress and brown boots

She walked next to a male friend wearing workout clothes and a female friend in a white sundress and brown boots

She wore a thin blue jacket, black ankle-length leggings, sneakers and an orange Texas Longhorn cap

She wore a thin blue jacket, black ankle-length leggings, sneakers and an orange Texas Longhorn cap

The trio was spotted on the sidewalk in Laguna Beach

The trio was spotted on the sidewalk in Laguna Beach

Renée and Ant spend most of their free time on his property in Laguna Beach and the Bridget Jones alum has also gotten to know his three children.

They seem to be head over heels in love and aren’t afraid to show it.

Just a few months ago, Ant posted a video on Instagram where two photos alternated quickly and where he kissed Renée.

The first photo showed the couple leaning forward with their faces almost to each other, while the second showed the Hollywood ‘it’ couple closing lips.

He captioned the photo: ‘This lady’ [red heart emoji]x Run.’

A source previously revealed: “Ant and Renée are going strong.”

“Their relationship is natural. They are just happy together and looking forward to growing as a couple.”

The source added: “[They] can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for both of them.’

DailyMail.com saw Renee and Ant on a hike in Orange County, California in March

DailyMail.com saw Renee and Ant on a hike in Orange County, California in March

Ant posted a video on his Instagram where two photos alternated in quick succession and appeared to show him kissing his better half

Ant posted a video on his Instagram where two photos alternated in quick succession and appeared to show him kissing his better half

Ant is currently embroiled in a messy custody battle with ex-wife Christina Hall, the mother of their two-year-old son Hudson.  Toddler has bonded with Ant's Oscar winner girlfriend

Ant is currently embroiled in a messy custody battle with ex-wife Christina Hall, the mother of their two-year-old son Hudson. Toddler has bonded with Ant’s Oscar winner girlfriend

The couple is inseparable and has already seen several times that they are affectionate.  A source previously revealed:

The couple is inseparable and has already seen several times that they are affectionate.  A source previously revealed:

The couple is inseparable and has already seen several times that they are affectionate. A source previously revealed: “Ant and Renée are going strong.” “Their relationship is natural. They have just been happy together and are looking forward to growing as a couple.”

Ant recently filed for full custody of son Hudson, accusing Christina, 38, of being an unfit mother in court documents, which were ultimately dismissed.

In the documents, Ant also claimed that Christina had been negligent when it came to the medical safety of both him and their son Hudson.

However, Ant was currently denied his full custody offer but still had the chance to plead for temporary custody at a hearing set for this week.

The legal documents state that Christina also needs a chance to argue her side of the case before any legal rulings can be made.

Christina defended herself in a statement calling herself a “good mother” and berating her ex for taking their custody issues to court rather than “handling it privately.”

“What Ant is doing makes me very sad,” Hall said in a statement.

She seemed to suggest the exes had had custody battles and claimed Anstead had ignored her hopes of resolving the case behind closed doors.

“If this was really about Hudson, as he says, it should have been handled privately with a private judge or mediation, as I and my attorney suggested,” she continued.

“I’ve had ups and downs, but I’m a good mother and I love my children with all my heart and I will always protect them,” she concluded.

Exes: Ant was previously married to Louise Anstead from 2005 to 2017 and then to Christina Haack from 2018 to 202

Ant was previously married to Christina Haack (now Hall) from 2018 to 2021

enee married Kenny Chesney in 2005, although they annulled the marriage just four months later

Renée married Kenny Chesney in 2005, although they annulled the marriage just four months later

Ant was previously married to Louise Anstead from 2005 to 2017 and then to Christina from 2018 to 2021.

He has three children: two with Louise named Amelie and Archie and Hudson with Christina.

Renée has also had some high profile relationships in the past.

She was engaged to comedian Jim Carrey from 1999 to 2000, and she married Kenny Chesney in 2005, though they annulled the marriage just four months later.

More recently, the Bridget Jones’s Diary star was in a relationship with musician Doyle Bramhall II from 2012 to 2019.

But her career has not slowed down.

Her series The Thing About Pam, which focuses on the murder of Betsy Faria, is currently being released on Peacock. She plays the title role in the series.

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