Chantelle Houghton settles into motherhood looking healthy and happy… as she denies reports she"s split from Alex Reid


Post baby beauty! Chantelle Houghton settles into motherhood looking healthy and happy… as she denies reports she's split from Alex Reid

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14:37 GMT, 24 August 2012

She gave birth to her first child two months ago and she's so far had to endure a fairly testing journey into motherhood.

But pictures revealing Chantelle Houghton earlier today (Friday) show her looking healthy and happy as she continues to settle into her new role.

The former Celebrity Big Brother winner stepped out in her local Essex spending some quality time with baby Dolly.

Settling into her new role: Chantelle Houghton looks healthy and content as she takes a stroll around her local Essex with baby Dolly

Settling into her new role: Chantelle Houghton looks healthy and content as she takes a stroll around her local Essex with baby Dolly

She dressed casually in black leggings with silver studded detailing down the sides, while she kept warm with a white jumper.

The 29-year-old finished her look off with some silver sandals and her long hair swiped to the side.

She carried little Dolly in a portable carry pram as she walked out of her car ready for a stroll around her local neighbourhood.

Day out: Chantelle dressed casually as she walked around her local neighbourhood showing off her post baby body

Day out: Chantelle dressed casually as she walked around her local neighbourhood showing off her post baby body

Day out: Chantelle dressed casually as she walked around her local neighbourhood showing off her post baby body

Brushing off rumours: Chantelle slammed rumours this week she's split from Alex Reid, explaining he is currently away filming a new TV show

Brushing off rumours: Chantelle slammed rumours this week she's split from Alex Reid, explaining he is currently away filming a new TV show

Houghton was later seen pushing her two-month-old daughter in a cream pram after laying the tot down to rest.

She was joined by a pal as they walked along while she carried her handbag over her shoulder.

Fiance Alex Reid was missing from her side as she took care of their child.

Struggles: Chantelle has opened up admitting her relationship hasn't been easy but looked on top form today

Struggles: Chantelle has opened up admitting her relationship hasn't been easy but looked on top form today

But she took to her column in new! magazine this week to rubbish rumours the pair have split and explain that he was only missing from her side because he's away filming for a new show.

She wrote: 'Alex is away in Wales as I’m writing this. He’s in a short film for the BBC and is gone for the whole week.

'I think having time apart is a good thing, especially as things have been strained between us.

Shopping time: Houghton spent her day filling up her car with petrol before meeti8ng a friend for a shopping expedition

Shopping time: Houghton spent her day filling up her car with petrol before meeting a friend for a shopping expedition

'Another magazine said he and I are heading for a custody battle over Dolly, but that’s not even on the agenda. We haven’t split up.

'Another story said I “hate” Alex for what he’s done. Of course I was upset, anyone would be in my position, but I don’t hate him.

'Hate is a very strong word.'