After months of speculation about the state of their relationship, Chantelle Houghton has announced on Twitter that she has split with fiance Alex Reid
“Unfortunately I have had no option but to end my relationship with Alex,” the Celebrity Big Brother star has revealed on Twitter.
Chantelle and Alex’s break up doesn’t come as much of a surprise, although it’s still very sad.
The most recent drama involving the couple saw Alex being arrested on Wednesday night this week on suspicion of criminal damage after trying gain access to the Essex home she shares with Chantelle and their daughter Dolly.
After being released without charge, Alex released a statement about the incident on his official website,
“In the early hours of this morning Alex was arrested at the address he shares with his partner, Chantelle Houghton after she called police following a disturbance.
“The reasons for Alex’s arrest have been widely publicised and in some cases inaccurate and based on conjecture.
“Alex considers this a private matter and therefore is not prepared to comment on it save to say that he assisted police with their inquiries and following that, the police have taken no further action.
The history of Chantelle and Alex, or Chalex
Of course, that’s not the first rough patch the couple have hit. They had problems when Chantelle caught Alex dressed up as his female alterego Roxanne. And Alex has previously moved out of the family home for a week.
The Reality TV couple got engaged on RTE One’s The Saturday Night Show in October 2011, and shortly after revealing her fears about her fertility problems, Chantelle announced she was pregnant on 15 November 2011. Dolly arrived this year on June 17.