Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid's relationship is "strained"
The reality TV stars welcomed their first child, Dolly, in June - but it seems this hasn't helped reignite their love as they may have hoped.
tells New! magazine: "Things between us have been 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."
The couple went through a rocky time during Chantelle’s pregnancy
and now Alex has reportedly left the home they share following a blazing row over his "sexual preferences" last week. Chantelle was later snapped not wearing her engagement ring.
It seems Chantelle has had enough and has even reportedly told friends she'd prefer to raise a child alone than with 37-year-old Alex.
Now magazine reports the 28-year-old 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."