Chantelle sticks up for her guy

Alex Reid‘s new girlfriend Chantelle Houghton thinks his estranged wife Katie Price is mean to say she never loved him.

Glamour girl Katie admitted last month that she’d been in love 3 times – with current boyfriend Leandro Penna, ex Dane Bowers and former husband Peter Andre.

She left cage fighter Alex, who she married in February 2010 after a whirlwind romance, off her list.

‘Why say something like that? It’s just spiteful,’ says Big Brother star Chantelle, 27.

‘I would never be like that with Alex.’

Chantelle has been dating Alex for 3 months following her split from Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, 33, in April.

She was also married to Ordinary Boy Sam Preston, but the couple divorced in June 2007 after just 15 months of marriage.

‘If Preston had said he never loved me, I’d have been devastated,’ she says.

‘Obviously Alex did love Katie. You wouldn’t marry someone if you didn’t love them.

‘It’s hurtful. Why say it at all?’

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