Alex Reid has confessed he is ''needy'' and needs to know he is liked, but his wife Katie Price likes that aspect of his personality.
Alex Reid says his wife Katie Price likes him to be "needy".
The cage-fighter - who tied the knot with the glamour model in Las Vegas in February - has a strong desire to be liked but insists the glamour model is happy to stroke his ego.
Alex - who was crowned the winner of UK reality TV show 'Celebrity Big Brother' this year - told TV programme 'This Morning': "It's human nature, we want to be liked, I'm needy I want to know I am liked. Everybody likes to be liked. That's the dichotomy in me. But it's getting less, I know the people I love, love me."
When asked by presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby what Katie thought of his needy personality, he replied: "She needs me to be needy for her. We're really into each other."
Alex insists he has never been happier than since meeting 31-year-old Katie and has revealed his family lover her as much as he does.
He explained: "My family absolutely love her, they can't get enough of her. Our families our both very similar, which is great."
The 34-year-old hunk also revealed his martial arts help him deal with the pressures of fame and the attention being married to Katie brings.
He said: "A lot has happened in the last few months but I'm strong and thick-skinned and my martial arts keep me calm and centred."