Alex Reid tries to smooth things over with ex Chantelle Houghton as her brings her a Chinese… but they"re not back on

Alex Reid tries to smooth things over with ex Chantelle Houghton as her brings her a Chinese… but they're not back on

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23:07 GMT, 28 September 2012

They may have had a tempestuous relationship, but Alex Reid seems to be attempting to smooth things over with ex, Chantelle Houghton, after he was spotted entering her house with a Chinese takeaway.

The cage fighter and 29-year-old Houghton broke up recently, and the pair have sniped at each other through separate magazine interviews.

It now seems that Alex's efforts to get Chantelle speaking to him have come to fruition, after he was seen entering the home they once shared with a bag of food.

Smooth things over: Alex Reid was spotted treating his ex, Chantelle Houghton, to a Chinese takeaway at her Essex home

Smooth things over: Alex Reid was spotted treating his ex, Chantelle Houghton, to a Chinese takeaway at her Essex home

But while the pair may have shared dinner together Alex was seen leaving the house just hours later and a source close to the pair insist they are not getting back together.

A close pal told MailOnline, 'Alex is keen to see Dolly as much as he can but he and Chantelle are not back together.'

The following day, single mum Chantelle enjoyed some quality time with her baby daughter Dolly and her mother.

On good terms again: The cagefigther was seen arriving at their home with food and he stayed for a few hours suggesting Chantelle, pictured on Friday, are at least still speaking

On good terms again: The cagefigther was seen arriving at their home with food and he stayed for a few hours suggesting Chantelle, pictured on Friday, are at least still speaking

Smooth things over: Alex Reid was spotted treating his ex, Chantelle Houghton, with a Chinese takeaway at her Essex home

Long visit: Reid stayed at his house for several hours

Long visit: Reid stayed at his house for several hours

Not back on: A source told MailOnline that pair 'are not back together'

On good terms: Alex and Chantelle 'are not back together' – a source told MailOnline

The family day out saw the Celebrity Big Brother star head to a pub for some lunch.

Wearing
a white top and black leggings, Chantelle looked glum during the
afternoon stroll, and it's clear recent events have taken a toll on the
reality TV star.

She barely
raised a smile as she pushed Dolly in the pram, but was sure to have
been grateful for her mother's support during these tough times.

The day after: Chantelle is spotted heading out with her mother and daughter Dolly

The day after: Chantelle is spotted heading out with her mother and daughter Dolly

Strained: Chantelle looked like her relationship woes have taken its toll

Strained: Chantelle looked like her relationship woes have taken its toll

Strained: Chantelle looked like her relationship woes have taken its toll

Reid
has been desperate to reunite with his former fiance, and earlier this
month he released an emotional video plea on the Now Magazine's
website, pleading for Chantelle to give him another chance.

Alex
is seen saying: 'Chantelle, I love you, I really love Dolly and I
really want us to work. But things really have to change. There's been
so many untruths said, and I feel if I don't say something, it's going
to get worse and worse. Things have to change.'

Reid meanwhile has spoken out again about his hope for a reconciliation with his ex.

He told Now magazine: 'This has hit me for six. It feels almost as bad as what Jordan did to me.

'I haven’t cried, though, because it’s still so early and I’ve still got hope.'

Shoulder to cry on: Chantelle has her mother for support during the difficult time

Shoulder to cry on: Chantelle has her mother for support during the difficult time

Single mother: Chantelle is trying to put on a brave face for adorable daughter Dolly

Single mother: Chantelle is trying to put on a brave face for adorable daughter Dolly

Alex Reid is hoping for a second chance with Chantelle

How many more Alex Reid is hoping for a second chance with Chantelle