Chantelle Houghton has admitted she is having problems in her relationship with Alex Reid.

The reality TV star and the cage fighter recently welcomed their first child, Dolly Lexie, into the world but Chantelle has confessed all is not well in their relationship.

She said: ''Alex flew to Glasgow for the night last Friday, where he MCd at a cage fight. It was his godson's birthday on Saturday so he popped into his party.

''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.''

Although her home is not totally happy at present, Chantelle loves every moment she is getting to spend with her baby daughter.

In her new! magazine column, she said: ''Bless Dolly, she did her first big proper smile last week! Me and my mum thought we'd seen glimpses of a smile before, but this time it was For Real. It was amazing. I was pulling silly faces at her and, all of a sudden, she put her hands up to her face and beamed. It really melted my heart.

''I went to register her birth, so there's no changing my mind now - she's now officially named Dolly and her second name is Lexie. I'm getting her weighed next week, but I can feel she's getting heavier just from lifting her out of her crib.''