Chantelle Houghton: ‘My body is disgusting – I need new boobs & lipo’
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Playing out a messy relationship split in public, Chantelle Houghton’s had to contend with more than most new mums. So it’s no surprise losing her baby weight has been the farthest thing from her mind.
But as she took to the beach in Tenerife last week, sources reveal she’s so distraught over her post-pregnancy figure, she’s desperate for surgery.
A source says: “Chantelle cries every time she has to leave the house because she thinks she looks so bad. She goes through her entire wardrobe to try to find something she feels comfortable wearing.
“She has rejected anything like weight-loss boot camps because she can’t bear to be away from her five-month-
old daughter Dolly. She wants liposuction and a boob job in the New Year. She’s desperate to get back to a size 8.”
Chantelle, 29, gained just over 2st when she was pregnant with Dolly. She gave birth in June, but the time was marred by a break-up with Alex Reid. They reconciled briefly, but the split became final in September.
Their relationship breakdown has been a messy one, with Chantelle claiming Alex turned their house into a sex dungeon and was arranging to meet men for sex while they were still a couple.
She’s publicly struggled to cope with her relationship breakdown, but now it seems her body angst is really starting to bring her down, too.
Chantelle had a boob job in 2007, boosting her from a B to an E-cup, but just 18 months later revealed she regretted it, saying they were “too big.”
Chantelle and Alex split earlier this year
Closer reported three weeks ago how she was considering further surgery as she felt her breasts were “saggy.” She also wants lipo on her “jelly” stomach.
Usually a size 8-10, Chantelle was pictured at the end of October working out with a trainer in an Essex park. She has admitted recent stresses with Alex had left her with “no motivation” to exercise and had her comfort-eating junk food.
The star has been open in the past about battling bulimia and revealed last year she had extremely low fertility after years of crash dieting.
The stress of splitting from ex-husband Preston saw her plummet to just 8st in 2007.
Now, concerned pals say she thinks surgery is the only answer to her body insecurities.
Chantelle back in 2009 at her ideal size, 8
A friend tells Closer: “Chantelle cries over her ‘jelly’ stomach, saying it’s disgusting and flabby, that she has a ‘gut’ and her body is all out of shape. She has no confidence at all.
“She wants to lose at least a stone, but says she’s just too tired to work out, especially as Dolly isn’t sleeping well. She’s struggling and being stressed is making her over eat. She dislikes the gym, too.
“She’s hated her boobs for years and says they’re worse after Dolly – she’d like a pert B or C cup as she thinks her current implants make her look fatter and give her backache.
“Chantelle doesn’t seem worried about taking a drastic step and having surgery. She might even have her nose done, too, and is talking about getting some advice from Jordan.”
Describing her stomach as her “problem area,” Chantelle recently told pals: “I’m carrying loads of weight on my tummy.”
The sources adds: “Chantelle’s family and friends tell her she’s being silly, but she insists she just wants to feel good about herself when she looks in the mirror.”