'Desperate to get back to a size eight': Chantelle Houghton wears a bikini five months after giving birth as it is revealed she wants surgery to slim down
19:16 GMT, 20 November 2012
With everything that has been going on in her personal life recently Chantelle Houghton has plenty on her mind.
But as well as getting involved in a public war of words with her ex-fianc Alex Reid and adjusting to bring up her daughter Dolly as a single parent, Chantelle Houghton is battling her body demons too.
The 29-year-old reality star is said to want liposuction and a boob job in the New Year, to try and regain her pre-baby shape.
Taking a break from it all: Chantelle Houghton was seen enjoying a day at the beach earlier this month
A friend close to Chantelle told Closer magazine: 'Chantelle cried every time she has to leave the house because she thinks she looks so bad. She goes through her entire wardrobe to try to find something she finds comfortable wearing.'
They added: 'She wants liposuction and a boob job in the New Year. She's desperate to get back to a size eight.'
Chantelle was seen enjoying a holiday in Tenerife last week and she managed to put her troubles to one side to enjoy a day at the beach with some friends.
New mother body trouble: The 29-year-old is said to hate the way she looks
Taking a break from it all: Chantelle was seen enjoying a stroll on the beach with a female friend
Tough time: Chantelle is engaged in a public war of words with her ex-fianc Alex Reid and is adjusting to live as a single mum to daughter Dolly
The new mother wore a pretty turquoise bikini for the beach day and she had her long blond hair plaited over one shoulder.
She was seen enjoying a stroll on across the sands, as well as taking a dip in the water with a female friend.
The girls were seen sharing a giggle together and Chantelle was seen running with her friend in hot pursuit.
Should have worn sunglasses: Chantelle was seen squinting in the bright sunshine, which must have been a welcome change from the dreary British winter
Having fun: The mother-of-one appeared to brush off her concerns for a sunny afternoon
After falling pregnant with Dolly Chantelle put on considerable weight and said she would love to slim down to a size 10.
Chantelle spoke previously about her aim of losing weight with her regular personal trainer sessions.
Speaking about her post pregnancy shape she said: 'My body has changed so much that I'd feel happy just to not be so wobbly.'
Taking the plunge: The girls were seen splashing around in the water
Cooling off: The former reality star was seen bending over and splashing water on to her shins
And shortly after giving birth to
daughter Dolly, her first child with ex-fianc Alex Reid, she said that
she was in no rush to lose weight.
She said: 'I' ll just do it gradually. I'm in no rush!'
On Tuesday Chantelle's ex Alex Reid admitted that he had slept with men in the past.
a revealing interview with Now magazine, Alex said: 'Chantelle knew
everything before we got together. Was she the only person in this
country who didn’t know I was a cross-dresser
Nice to see her smile: The reality star beamed as she splashed around in the water
A helping hand: Chantelle's friend was seen supporting her with her arm and has no doubt been there for the new mum in her recent time of need
Holding on! Chantelle was seen running along the sand keeping her chest restrained
'In my opinion she knew all about me, so what she’s been saying makes no sense to me. In my younger years I did experiment with men.
'After we had Dolly I sat down and made it clear that I’d slept with men back in the day. But she still wanted to marry me.'
revelations come after Chantelle told fans on Twitter he had turned
their home into a 'sex dungeon' while she was heavily pregnant
Drying off: The girls were seen getting ready to leave and it seems they had an admirer
Heading for home: After enjoying the sun, sand and sea the girls were seen making their way back to their hotel
She wrote: 'Ok had enough, I'm putting the record straight. I've been in f***ing bad place for weeks now but reason for that is this: I found text messages on Alex's phone when she was 6 weeks old, it was to a man and he was arranging to meet up with him as Roxanne for sex.
'It wasn't the first time either. So yeah I'm in hell right now but who wouldn't be.
'Oh and yes when I was 8 months pregnant Alex turned my house into a sex dungeon and I slept on my flat floor for days…Cos I couldn't come home. (sic)'
Changing shape: Chantelle's shape is very different to her pre-baby shape