'There was always a third person in our relationship': Chantelle Houghton reveals that Alex Reid is still in love with ex-wife Katie Price
09:19 GMT, 14 October 2012
She's struggled to get back on her feet since her very public split from fianc Alex Reid, and now Chantelle Houghton has spoken out about the breakdown of her tempestuous relationship.
The reality star has admitted that their short-lived romance was always overshadowed by Alex's close male friends and his feelings for ex-wife Katie Price.
In an interview with the Sunday Mirror, Chantalle had revealed that despite still loving the cage fighter, she'll never get back together with him.
Still in love with Alex: Chantelle has admitted that she's still in love with former fianc Alex Reid
'I do still love Alex now. I was totally in love with him 100 per cent. But I finally got to the point where I had to get out, and I could never go back. Now I don't believe that he never loved me,' she said.
The blonde star has revealed that she's had to live in the shadow of Alex's ex Katie, who he is still in love with:
'I would say he definitely still loves her even now, ' she said.
The glamour model got divorced from Alex in February last year, just a few months before he met Chantelle.
Not over his marriage: Chantalle believes that Alex is still in love with his ex-wife Katie Price
Old times: Chantelle has felt overshadowed by the strong feelings that Alex still has for his ex-wife
Chantelle, who revealed recently that
she was distraught after finding a text message from her fianc asking a
friend if it was time to 'bon voyage' her, told the newspaper that
Alex's close male friendships became a problem in their relationship:
'Alex brings people into his life,
random people. He goes through phases of being super-close with them. It's like they're having a relationship and what's stopping them is me,'
After a tough few weeks, during which
the 29-year-old, has been looking downtrodden and glum, Chantelle seems
to be getting back to her old self.
Despite being left as a single mother
to the couple's four-month old daughter, Dolly, the blonde star seems to
be ready to deal with her very public relationship the Alex, who she
met in April 2011.
It's all over: Chantelle seems less than happy as Alex shows up at her door following the breakup
Chantelle, who has previously been married to Big Brother co-star Preston, has said that the next person she dates should be out of the public eye.
The star has had a string of relationships with famous men including Rav Wilding and Jermaine Defoe which have all been played out in the public arena.
Back to her old self: Chantelle was spotted last week looking much more like her former self, after looking glum and tired for weeks