Celebrity Big Brother star's mother is protective of her son

Alex Reid admits his mum wasn’t immediately convinced about his relationship with Chantelle Houghton after his split from Katie Price.

Alex got together with fellow Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle in May – 4 months after he was dumped by glamour girl Katie, 33, who quickly went on to date Argentinian Leandro Penna, 26.

‘My mum was wary because Chantelle‘s another celebrity,’ says Alex, 36.

‘My mum and dad were in as much pain as me [about the failure of his marriage]. 

‘But they’ve mellowed.’

The cage fighter’s parents soon got to know – and love – Chantelle, 27, and the happy couple are now planning on setting up home together.

‘She is moving in,’ Alex reveals. ‘I’m back at my mum’s but I’m looking for a place in London. So we’ll see.’ 

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