Strained Chantelle Houghton steps out with baby Dolly amid claims ex Alex Reid is "set to write a tell-all book"

Strained Chantelle Houghton steps out with baby Dolly amid claims ex Alex Reid is 'set to write a tell-all book'

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13:59 GMT, 24 September 2012

She's had an incredibly difficult few weeks following the arrest of her then-fianc Alex Reid and her subsequent split from the cagefighter.

But now Chantelle Houghton is set to face more drama as it has been claimed that Alex is planning to write a 'tell-all book' about his former relationships, which include ex Celebrity Big Brother star Chantelle and glamour model Katie Price.

And as she stepped out with three-month-old daughter Dolly on Monday, Chantelle showed the strain of potentially having to deal with Alex's impending revelations.

Showing the strain: Chantelle Houghton looked upset as she headed out on Monday with baby Dolly amid claims her ex Alex Reid is set to write a tell-all book

Showing the strain: Chantelle Houghton looked upset as she headed out on Monday with baby Dolly amid claims her ex Alex Reid is set to write a tell-all book

The former model looked upset as she toted little Dolly outside her Essex home, frowning as she loaded her little girl into the car.

While it remains to be seen exactly what tales Alex will potentially cover in the tome, it is thought that he will focus extensively on his romantic history, including his 11-month marriage to Katie and his turbulent relationship with Chantelle.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: 'He had already started jotting down notes on Jordan and the Chantelle stuff is just as juicy.'

Slimming down: Despite admitting previously that she was 'living on takeaways', Chantelle looked noticeably slimmer as she stepped out in Essex

Slimming down: Despite admitting previously that she was 'living on takeaways', Chantelle looked noticeably slimmer as she stepped out in Essex

Slimming down: Despite admitting previously that she was 'living on takeaways', Chantelle looked noticeably slimmer as she stepped out in Essex

Chantelle looked to have made an effort with her outfit as she headed out with her little girl, showing off a noticeably slimmer figure in tight jeans, UGG boots and a black vest top and cardigan.

Pleading: Alex has been doing his utmost to convince Chantelle to give him another go

Pleading: Alex has been doing his utmost to convince Chantelle to give him another go

She wore her long blonde hair loose but pinned back at the sides, and appeared to have dug out some make-up for the day out.

Chantelle ended her relationship with Alex via Twitter following his dramatic late-night arrest after he allegedly broke down the door to get into the home he shares with the Essex star.

However, since the pair's split, Alex released an emotional video plea on the Now Magazine's website, pleading for Chantelle to give him another chance for the sake of their daughter.

In the clip, Alex is seen saying: 'Chantelle, I love you, I really love Dolly and I really want
us to work. But things really have to change.

'There's been so many
untruths said, and I feel if I don't say something, it's going to get
worse and worse. Things have to change.

'You can't keep venting your anger to
me in your column. Every couple argues but you don't need to tell the
world our problems. I know you love me. I hope you love me. Let's sort
this out.'

Chantelle has yet to comment on Alex's video plea but the pair have not been seen together since their split, and are believed to have ended their relationship for good.

Happier times: Chantelle and Alex are now believed to have ended their relationship for good

Happier times: Chantelle and Alex are now believed to have ended their relationship for good