Chantelle Houghton reunites with ex-husband Preston 14 years after meeting on CBB

Chantelle Houghton has reunited with her ex-husband Preston for a joint magazine interview 14 years after they met on CelebrityBig Brother.

The pair embarked on a whirlwind romance after meeting on the reality TV show in 2006 and married just months later.

However, the marriage didn't last and they split just 10 months after tying the knot.

They have become close again in the years since their divorce and they got back together for a joint magazine interview published this week.

In the chat with new! magazine, Chantelle, 36, made it clear she'll always have a place in her heart for her ex-husband.

She told him: "I just think for me there will always be something. I will always love you."

Ordinary Boys star Preston – real name Samuel Preston – went on to explain their relationship faltered because they were such a high-profile couple.

The couple are still close 14 years after meeting on Celebrity Big Brother

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He added: "Going through what we went through, we have a post-traumatic stress.

"It's not an exaggeration to say that it was so intense all the media coverage at the time that it does feel like there are very few people who understand what the real pressures of that are."

Chantelle added that they are still close, but there's no romance between them.

They maintained a friendship after their divorce

She said: "It's nice to talk to somebody that you've known for a long time and shared something special with previously, he'd be completely honest with me."

Preston agreed, saying: "I think it would ruin a really important relationship as it stands."

The blonde star even insisted she couldn't date a man if he wasn't comfortable with her being friends with her ex-husband.

They met on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006
(Image: Channel 4)

They grew close on the TV show
(Image: Channel 4)

The couple met on Celebrity Big Brother in January 2006.

Chantelle joined the cast as the first "non-celebrity" in the show, and was tasked with convincing the others, including Preston, that she was part of a fictional band.

She went on to win the show, and struck up a relationship with Preston, who proposed in April that year – three months after they first met.

The couple married just months after leaving the CBB house
(Image: REX)

The marriage only lasted 10 months but they are still good friends

They married in London in August 2006, but confirmed their split in June 2007.

They said in a joint statement: "After much soul-searching and tearful discussions we have sadly decided to end our marriage .

"We hope we can always remain friends and still love each other but we both think we put so much pressure on one another to make our marriage work that it has ended up destroying our relationship.

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"No one else is involved in our decision."

The couple divorced in November 2007.

Chantelle went on to have a baby with Katie Price's ex-husband Alex Reid in 2012. They split months after their daughter was born.

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