Friday, June 10, 2011

What showmance? Alex Reid and Chantelle Houghton attempt to silence doubters with loved-up display at DVD launch

By Sarah Bull

Loved-up: Alex Reid and Chantelle Houghton attempted to dispel showmance rumours about their relationship with a loved-up display at The Fighter DVD launch

They've been accused of putting on a 'showmance' to increase their public profiles.

But last night Alex Reid and Chantelle Houghton attempted to silence their critics with a very loved-up public display at the DVD launch of Mark Wahlberg's movie The Fighter.

Chantelle, 27, and 35-year-old Alex kissed and cuddled for photographers as they posed at the event, held at London's York Hall.

The pair even colour-coordinated their outfits, with Chantelle opting for a black vest top and white jacket, while Alex went for a black and white pinstriped suit.

Chantelle and Alex have also been trying to validate their relationship with some flirting on Twitter.

After Chantelle's PETA photocall outside the Houses of Parliament earlier this week, which saw the former Big Brother star dress up as a sexy tiger, Alex tweeted her: 'Well done for today babe. Wanna get with me in a cage? X'

Chantelle later replied: 'Aww thanks baby! erm...ok! haha. mwah X'

We're so in love: The pair even colour co-ordinated their outfits for the occasion

The couple were recently seen enjoying a luxury spa break at the five-star spa The Grove in Hertfordshire where they apparently 'got to know each other better.'

A friend of the cagefighter told new! magazine: 'No one knew they were disappearing off to the country.

'It was all very Bridget Jones’ Diary. They spent the weekend in their dressing gowns, and let’s just say they made the most of their hotel room!'

The pair have been romantically linked since they were spotted kissing at an awards show in Scotland in May, before apparently going to Reid's hotel room afterwards.

An onlooker said: 'They just could not keep their hands off each other. Alex was pawing at her and she was enjoying every minute of it.

'He bit playfully at her bottom and grabbed her face before they began kissing.'

It's rumoured that the pair were seen looking intimate with each other at a party in April, just two days before Houghton was seen having a blazing row with former boyfriend Rav Wilding in a west London park.

The 33-year-old Crimewatch star dumped her immediately afterwards.

While Reid is in the process of divorcing estranged wife Katie Price, Houghton has been divorced from ex-husband Samuel Preston for four years.

She met the former Ordinary Boys frontman while they were both starring in the 2006 series of Celebrity Big Brother, which she went on to win.

Close: The couple held hands as they left the party at London's York Hall

Moving on: Chantelle and Alex's apparent romance comes a few months after they split from their respective exes Rav Wilding and Katie Price


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