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Chantelle Houghton says she ‘still loves’ Preston and will invite him to her upcoming wedding

‘What we had was real’: Chantelle Houghton says she ‘still loves’ ex Preston and will invite him to her wedding to fiancé Michael Strutt

She recently got engaged to her fiancé Michael Strutt after only three months of dating.

But Chantelle Houghton says she still loves her ex-husband Preston despite splitting 13 years ago.

The Big Brother star, 37, said the Ordinary Boys singer is a very special person and he will even be invited to her wedding.

Loved-up: Chantelle Houghton is engaged to property developer Michael Strutt after a whirlwind romance

She told The Sun: ‘Preston is a one-off person. What we had was real back then and I still love him so much.’

She said their relationship was special but they were too young to understand true love.

The star continued: ‘Preston wished me congratulations and asked if he has got an invite, and I was like, “Of course!”

Throwback: The reality star says she still loves her ex-husband Preston despite splitting 13 years ago, pictured together in 2006

Throwback: The reality star says she still loves her ex-husband Preston despite splitting 13 years ago, pictured together in 2006

Young love: The couple, pictured during a mock wedding, sparked a relationship on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006

Young love: The couple, pictured during a mock wedding, sparked a relationship on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006

‘And Michael is fine with it all. He understands what it is.’

The mother-of-one admits that property developer Michael, 35, who she lives with in Wickford, Essex, is perfect for her.

The pair have only been dating for a short time but have known each other for nine years as Michael was Chantelle’s mother’s neighbour. 

She said at the time of their engagement: ‘OK, I know it’s lockdown and isolation but he just asked me to marry him: I said YES. I will love him for ever.’

Iconic: Chantelle found fame on Celebrity Big Brother 4 in 2006, where she was tasked with trying to the convince her fellow housemates she was a genuine star

Iconic: Chantelle found fame on Celebrity Big Brother 4 in 2006, where she was tasked with trying to the convince her fellow housemates she was a genuine star

'I love my bear': Chantelle, who divorced Preston in 2007, has previously gushed about Michael on Instagram

‘I love my bear’: Chantelle, who divorced Preston in 2007, has previously gushed about Michael on Instagram

They had only started dating in January and decided to move in together at the start of lockdown.

And by April they were engaged after Michael got down on one knee while they were making spaghetti bolognese at home.

Chantelle found fame on Celebrity Big Brother 4 in 2006, where she was tasked with trying to the convince her fellow housemates she was a genuine star, by claiming she was a member of the pop group Kandy Floss. 

'Perfect': Chantelle announced her engagement with Michael on Instagram in April, saying she will 'love him forever'

‘Perfect’: Chantelle announced her engagement with Michael on Instagram in April, saying she will ‘love him forever’ 

She went onto win that series of CBB and sparked a romance with Ordinary Boys singer Preston.

They married seven months after leaving the house, before splitting in June 2007.

She previously admitted that the pair are still friends despite their turbulent relationship. 

Appearing on This Morning recently, she told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford: ‘We’re still in touch, we actually did a photo shoot together.

‘It’s lovely, obviously the romance didn’t work out but we’re still friends which is amazing.’

Throwback: Chantelle found fame as a fake celeb on Celebrity Big Brother 4 in 2006, where she then sparked a romance with Ordinary Boys singer Preston, they divorced in 2007

Throwback: Chantelle found fame as a fake celeb on Celebrity Big Brother 4 in 2006, where she then sparked a romance with Ordinary Boys singer Preston, they divorced in 2007 

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