Alex Reid and Chantelle Houghton on verge of split? Eek

Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid have had a rocky time of it lately, but we thought they'd patched things up following the arrival of their daughter, Dolly.

Alex Reid and Chantelle HoughtonAlex Reid and Chantelle Houghton are rumoured to be on the verge of a break up. Copyright [WENN]However, reports are now suggesting that Alex Reid has walked out on Chantelle Houghton, and that they're on the verge of a split. Eeek.

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Apparently the pair had a big bust up over the reports that Alex had been sex texting a former male business partner.

Alex Reid then reportedly stormed out of their home to go to his parents house.

Alex Reid and Chantelle HoughtonAlex and Chantelle were so loved up shortly after announcing Chantelle's pregnancy. Copyright [WENN]A source said: "He went to Glasgow for work on Friday July 27, and when ge got back they had big rows over issues he has with his sexual preferences."

"The row exploded and, last Monday, he took a load of sex toys to his mum's...it's likely that he's gone off to dress up as Roxanne."

Chantelle Houghton has confirmed in her new! magazine column that things are currently very strained between the pair.

Alex Reid and Chantelle HoughtonAlex Reid and Chantelle Houghton looking happy at the start of their relationship. Copyright [WENN]She said: "Things between us have been very strained lately, and there has been a lot of stuff in the press and that's made things hard. That's all I want to say at the moment."

Chantelle was then pictured going out without her engagement ring on.

The pair had almighty bust ups just before the birth of baby Dolly, which were largely believed to be about Alex's alter ego, Roxanne.

Neither Alex nor Chantelle has confirmed whether the rumours were true - and we just hope that they sort things out for the sake of little Dolly.