Chantelle announces the split on Twitter

Alex Reid has been given the boot by Chantelle Houghton.

The couple are parents to 10-week-old daughter Dolly and planned to marry but new mum Chantelle‘s had enough.

Unfortunately I have had no option but to end my relationship with Alex,‘ she announced on Twitter today.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner, 29, was previously married to Ordinary Boys singer Samuel Preston and Alex, 37, was married to Katie Price.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning police were called to the home Chantelle and Alex shared in Brentwood, Essex after the cage fighter was heard shouting, ‘Let me in, f*cking let me in’.

Chantelle is believed to have thought Alex was staying at his mum’s house and ‘feared for her life’ when she heard someone trying to get into the locked house.

Alex was arrested by released without charge.

Before the split, Chantelle told friends: ‘I’ll walk out if things don’t get better.

‘I want it to work for Dolly’s sake, but I won’t stay if I’m this miserable.

‘I might have rushed into it. I don’t want to marry if I’ll be unhappy.

‘I’d rather be a single mum.’

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