Chantelle Houghton: Alex Reid walked out on me and Dolly
Chantelle, 28, recently admitted things has become "strained" between her and the cage fighter - and now relations have gone from bad to worse.
Chantelle wrote in her New! magazine column: "I can confirm that Alex did leave our house last week. He stayed at his mum’s and didn’t come back for a week."
The couple welcomed their first child together, Dolly, in June following a fraught pregnancy
that saw Chantelle
temporarily leave the home they share.
But they decided to give things another go - and it seems Chantelle and Alex aren't ready to give up just yet.
Chantelle added: "Now he’s back but that’s all I want to say about it at the moment."
Reports followed that Chantelle had had enough and even told friends she'd prefer to raise a child alone than with 37-year-old Alex.
Now magazine reports 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."