Christina Anstead Debuts New Inspirational Back Tattoo amid Divorce from Husband Ant

Claudia Harmata
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Christina Anstead/Instagram. Inset: Getty

Christina Anstead is debuting her new ink!

On Tuesday, the HGTV star, 37, revealed a tattoo running down her spine. The cursive script reads "Still I Rise," the title of a poem by the renowned author, poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou.

Sharing a photo of the text design on Instagram, the Christina on the Coast star included a snippet of the poem in her caption:

"Just like moons and like suns / With the certainty of tides / Just like hopes springing high / Still I'll rise," she wrote.

The mom of three debuted the tattoo several months after announcing she had split from Ant Anstead, her second husband and the father of her younger son, Hudson London, 1, in September.

This isn't Christina's first time getting some body art. In 2017, she got a tattoo with the birth dates of her two older children — son Brayden James, 5, and daughter Taylor Reese, 10 — whom she shares with her ex-husband and Flip or Flop costar Tarek El Moussa, inked on her forearm.

Christina Anstead/Instagram Christina Anstead with daughter Taylor and son Brayden

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Christina and Ant, 41, began dating in the fall of 2017 and wed in a surprise backyard ceremony in December 2018. The HGTV star officially filed for divorce and joint legal and physical custody of Hudson in November 2020.

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A source told PEOPLE at the time that Christina and Ant had been struggling with their relationship since the birth of Hudson. "After the baby, they started having conflicts," the source said.

Prior to officially filing for divorce, Christina reflected on the fallout and shade she received from fans after announcing her and Ant's separation.

Christina Anstead Instagram Ant and Christina Anstead

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"I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two. I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies - but sometimes life throws us curveballs," she wrote on Instagram in September, adding that "instead of getting stuck in these 'setbacks' I choose to use look at these challenges as opportunities to grow."

"So while some may judge me and throw around rumors about me, most of you support me. And that says a lot about this world and where we are headed," Christina added. "I'm messy, I'm real and I'm working on healing. I'm surrounded by extremely powerful women who help me cope, build me up and push me to be better."

A new show, Christina: Stronger by Design, documenting the star's life post-split, as she focusses on her physical and mental well-being, builds her business and leans on her best friends, debuted on the Discovery+ streaming service in January.