Chantelle Houghton and Ordinary Boys singer Preston met on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, falling in love and tying the knot just a few months after leaving
The nation watched on as Chantelle Houghton and Preston fell head over heels for each other on CelebrityBig Brother back in 2006.
Viewers couldn’t get enough of the couple, and were desperate for their relationship to blossom after they left the UK’s most famous house.
They were in luck, and Chantelle and Preston fell in love after leaving the house, and they wed at a lavish ceremony in London just seven months later.
Sadly their marriage didn’t last and they split after 10 months, but they have grown close again in recent years and even reunited for a joint interview earlier this year.
Despite rumours that their relationship was a showmance, Chantelle has stressed that her feelings at least were always completely genuine.
They both took part in Ultimate Big Brother several years later, and Chantelle said she just wanted closure on their relationship.
After they left the second show, the pair agreed to meet up at a restaurant to discuss their feelings, but it ended in tears when Preston tried to make his ex-wife jealous.
Speaking at the time, she explained how upset she was when Preston told her he had slept with somebody else shortly before their meeting, reports the Mail.
Chantelle said: « At the restaurant he told me that he was in love with me and he still really fancied me, and I obviously got really upset. »
She claims he told her he didn’t want to be in the celebrity world, which she questioned as he decided to go back on Big Brother.
She continued: « I’d text and say, “I can’t wait to see you,” and he’d say, “Can’t wait to see you too.” He also sent texts saying he loved me, which I have. »
But during the evening, Chantelle claims Preston told her he had taken a woman back to his home a few nights before their meeting.
She said: « I was like, “Right…” and started crying. I was so upset, especially because I thought the fact that he was still with his girlfriend Abby was the biggest thing stopping us.
But she claims that he later messaged her to say it wasn’t true, adding: « Then, the next day, he texted me and said, ‘By the way, I made that up. I wanted to make you jealous. I’m sorry. Oops.' »
Shortly after the interview, Preston released a statement on his website address rumours of a rekindled romance.
He wrote: « Chantelle is an astonishing girl. She is stunning. She is enchanting. She is entertaining.
« She is also my ex-wife. It is this final attribute, which makes me feel privileged to call her a friend and nothing more. »
Chantelle and Preston are now good friends, and even came together for a joint interview at the start of this year.
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