They’re not wasting any time wedding planning either: “Ant and Renée want to get hitched in Las Vegas as soon as possible,” the source exclusively tells OK!. “They’re leaning toward eloping, but they could end up having a few loved ones there.”
While it may seem like the couple is rushing into things, that’s how 52-year-old Zellweger rolls. “It’s pretty typical. When she falls, she falls hard,” explains the source, noting that Anstead, 42, is the same way: “He’s in awe of her. He’s been telling pals that Renée’s his soulmate and that he’s never met anyone like her before.”
One of the reasons the couple’s racing to the altar? The source says Zellweger is finally ready to have a family of her own. “She’s bonded with Ant’s toddler son [Hudson, 22 months, with ex-wife Christina Haack],” the source says.
The Oscar winner — who’s had several high-profile failed relationships in the past — has previously preferred to concentrate on her career over raising children.
But at her age, she knows it’s now or never. “It’s not something she focused on much before,” the source shares. "Renée had the attitude that if it was meant to be, it would happen. But she’s one of the most nurturing people you could ever meet and would make an amazing mom.”
For his part, Anstead — who’s also dad to Amelie, 17, and Archie, 14, from his first marriage to college sweetheart Louise — is on board.
“It’s going to take some help from science and probably a surrogate,” admits the source. “But Renée and Ant are all in and have started working on a plan.”
The source also adds that Zellweger trusts her new man completely: “She’s been through a lot on her journey to love, but she says now that she’s met Ant, it all makes sense."
As OK! previously reported, the two have already taken the next step in their romance: The Judy actress recently moved some things into Anstead's Laguna Beach home.