'Enough is enough': Heavily pregnant Chantelle Houghton walks out on fianc Alex Reid weeks before birth
09:22 GMT, 20 May 2012
She has been pictured looking drained in the past few weeks – and more importantly alone.
And it seems the strain has finally got to Chantelle Houghton as the 28-year-old has reportedly walked out on fianc Alex Reid.
At eight-months pregnant, the one-time reality star has reportedly left her and Reid's 600,000 home and moved into her two-bedroom flat she still owns in Essex.
Enough is enough: Chantelle and Alex pictured together two weeks ago, the one-time reality star is thought to have walked out on her fiance just weeks before birth
Bedraggled: Chantelle Houghton is pictured looking tired and alone last week
Chantelle is said to have told friends: 'Enough is enough', the Sunday People reported.
And friends added the mother-to-be has even been sleeping on the floor of her new property as it doesn't have a bed or any other furniture.
Mutual pals of the pair told the paper: 'She is absolutely devastated. She is in a complete state. She has moved back into her flat where she feels safe. She won't tell any of us what Alex has done.'
The friend added: 'Whatever happened must be catastrophic because she's never have fled her home without good reason.'
Natural woman: Chantelle is reported to have walked out on her fiance just weeks before she is due to give birth
Chantelle is thought to have walked out on Reid on Wednesday and updated her Twitter with the cryptic message: Karma is a b***h and I'm so glad it is cos people only find out how much of a b***h it is when its too late and they've hurt u.'
Fianc Alex Reid, who has just returned from touring with WildBoyz, last tweeted that the pair had enjoyed a cosy night out to his thousands of followers, and the cage-fighter has not been seen since Wednesday, according to reports.
Chantelle was pictured carrying heavy shopping last week shortly after being forced to deny reports that Alex had broken off their engagement.
Addressing the rumours in her magazine column, she said: ''People have been asking all week if my engagement to Alex is still on, after newspapers reported that he’d called it all off last week.'
'Waking up to the reports was the weirdest feeling ever. It was like, “Oh right, I’m not getting married now.”'
However the blonde insists that nothing has changed, as she continued: 'The wedding is not off and I don’t know which “friend” or associate is saying these things. It’s a bit of a bitch.'
Struggling on: Heavily pregnant Chantelle was pictured battling with her shopping last week
'It’s like, “Give me a break, I’m almost eight months pregnant.'
'To be honest, the last thing on my mind right now is a wedding and I haven’t made any plans.'
'When Alex asked me to marry him, we said it wouldn’t be for at least a year.Then I found out I was pregnant and having this baby is more important than getting married right now.'
The stress of pregnancy twinned with the many arguments the couple have been having, have clearly made a glitzy showbiz wedding the least of Chantelle's priorities.
Flying solo: Chantelle has been pictured out and about solo a lot recently
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.