'The wedding won't be happening next year… or even the year after that': Chantelle admits marriage plans to Alex Reid are on hold due to couple's constant rows
16:37 GMT, 8 May 2012
Chantelle Houghton has further fuelled rumours that her relationship with fianc Alex Reid is on the rocks.
The former reality TV star, 28, has confirmed that she has no plans to tie the knot this year, or perhaps even the year after that.
The stress of pregnancy twinned with the many arguments the couple have been having, have made a glitzy showbiz wedding the least of her priorities.
On the ropes: Chantelle Houghton, pictured on March 30, revealed she has no plans to marry Alex Reid this year, or even next year
The former glamour model told OK! magazine: 'The wedding won't be happening next year or maybe even the year after that.
'We have much more important things to deal with.'
She admitted to the magazine that things are far from perfect between her and the cagefighter and she has been suffering paranoia as a result.
The pair often read stories about their arguments and neither one of them knows how the accounts are getting out.
She said: 'I'm finding it hard and me and Alex are having arguments because I don't want to be coming home and talking about how our private business is getting in the tabloids and who has said what to who.'
Wild thing: Alex is touring with the play WildBoyz, which is about a group of male strippers
With Alex, 36, away with the touring production WildBoyz, she has been left alone at home in Essex and feels like a nervous wreck.
She said: 'I stay in the little room right at the back of the house where no one can get me and I climb in the cupboard and hide.'
The couple have reportedly spent little time together recently, despite having just moved into a new house together.
Alex and Chantelle didn't even see each other on the one day that Alex had off from his touring strip show on 30 April.
Getting ready for baby: Chantelle and Alex are expecting their first child together next month
The former Celebrity Big Brother champion was spotted shopping alone for a nursery.
She tweeted at the time: 'Soooo wiped out today…
'But I've finally got our baby girl's nursery all ready and it looks gorgeous.'
According to a friend of the couples, Alex's ambition to launch himself as a brand is adding to the growing divide.
The source told heat magazine: 'Chantelle is feeling increasingly upset and vulnerable and has been in tears almost constantly.
'She and Alex seem close to splitting.'
Making the brand: The demanding tour schedule has Reid away from his fiance a lot of the time, which has left her feeling lonely
As well as the current play, the ex-husband of Katie Price will be releasing a single around the same time as Chantelle gives birth in June.
The promotion around his debut song will mean he has to spend even more time away from his fiance.
Alex and Chantelle started dating a year ago, following high profile failed marriages with celebrity partners Katie Price and Samuel Preston respectively.
Reid proposed to her on Irish TV show The Saturday Night Show in October 2011, after just six months together.
One month later, the couple announced that Chantelle was pregnant with the couples first child.