Chantelle Houghton: I wasn't offended by Alex Reid's 'pregnant' shoot but it has been hard
The reality TV star, who's due to give birth to Alex's daughter this month, has had a far from blissful pregnancy - she temporarily left the home they share following a huge bust up last month.
'The run-up to the birth should be an amazing time but I've had a tough couple of weeks,' says Chantelle, 28.
'I've only officially got 3 weeks until I give birth and that's my priority now.
'Alex and I are having a hard time but we're working through it.
'I want my child to have 2 parents and I'll try my best for that to happen.'
Chantelle insists she 'wasn't offended' by Alex's recent shoot with Now, which saw him wear a pregnancy suit in an effort to experience just how difficult it is to be 8 months gone.
But she does admit they have 'spoken about' some of the comments cage fighter Alex made in our interview.
'There are only two things I do wrong at the moment: everything I say and everything I do,' Alex, 36, told Now's Dan Wootton.
'She is hormonal at the moment and she does get stressed. I say: "Bloody hell woman, come on."
'But if I say it at the wrong time it's on the front page of a paper.'