'Another day at the office': Alex Reid nurses a black eye as he distracts himself from Chantelle drama with cagefighting session
01:33 GMT, 8 November 2012
He's been taking a battering in the press with a slew of accusations by his ex-fiancee Chantelle Houghton.
But it looks like Alex Reid is rolling with the punches – literally – as he worked out some frustration at the gym.
The 37-year-old ended up battered and bruised after a cagefighting session on Wednesday.
Going for the sympathy vote: Alex Reid holds an ice pack to his swollen face at the gym
Keen to show he is trying to move on from Chantelle's query that he fathered their baby daughter Dolly for money, he posted a series of photos of his black eye on Twitter.
He tweeted: 'Another day at the office! Ouch!
'Still smiling! Just! This getting back on horse is hurting… Now I'm not really smiling!'
Alex has been the target of criticism from his ex Chantelle in recent weeks, who this week alleged he had demanded money from Dolly's trust fund.
Ouch: Alex shows off his black eye and cut cheek in gruesome photos on Twitter
She claimed Alex once referred to their daughter as 'a quarter-of-a-million pound baby'.
Chantelle wrote in her new! magazine column: 'He's been emailing saying he wants half of the money we got for the first photoshoot we did when Dolly was born. He's not having it. That's Dolly's trust fund.
'A journalist once referred to her as our “quarter-of-a-million-pound baby”, meaning we'd make money by doing shoots with her.
'Alex later said to me, “What happened to our quarter-of-a-million-pound baby” Now I'm thinking, “Is that the reason you had the baby with me”'
Moving on: Chantelle Houghton looked happy as she was photographed outside her mother's Essex home in her pyjamas 77
The former Celebrity Big Brother star shocked fans when she alleged on Twitter last week that Alex had created a 'sex dungeon' in their rented Brentwood home when she was eight months pregnant.
She denied reports she 'enjoyed' his drag alter-ego Roxanne, insisting she wasn't aware of his sexual preferences when they first started dating in April 2011.
She wrote in New!: If he told me his sexual preferences at the start, I never would have been with him. He ultimately took a decision away from me that shaped my whole future. I hate him.'