Chantelle Houghton wants ex-husband Preston at her second wedding

Amy Johnson
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Preston and Chantelle Houghton during Prada and GQ Style Host Spring/Summer Preview Party - March 30, 2006 at Prada Store in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Nick Harvey/WireImage)
Preston and Chantelle Houghton during Prada and GQ Style Host Spring/Summer Preview Party - March 30, 2006 at Prada Store in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Nick Harvey/WireImage)

Chantelle Houghton clearly has no hard feelings towards ex-husband Preston as he's already got an invite for her upcoming second wedding.

The reality star is due to wed fiancé Michael Strutt after he proposed just a few months into their romance earlier in the year.

No stranger to a fast-progressing relationship, 37-year-old Houghton married The Ordinary Boys frontman, full name Samuel Preston, eight months after first meeting on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006 before separating 10 months later.

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“Mine and Preston’s romance was such a whirlwind. I don’t regret it. We were young and carefree. And as my mum would say it is just one (a story) for the rocking chair," she told The Sun.

Chantelle Houghton leaves the Celebrity Big Brother House, having been announced as the winner of celebrity Bog Brother 4, at the grand final at Elstree Studios on January 27, 2006 in Borehamwood, England  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Chantelle Houghton leaves the Celebrity Big Brother House, having been announced as the winner of celebrity Bog Brother 4, at the grand final at Elstree Studios on January 27, 2006 in Borehamwood, England (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

“But this time around, I am older, more mature and all I really want is to settle down properly. I am so excited. We have started to think about the guest list.

“Preston wished me congratulations and asked if he has got an invite, and I was like, ‘Of course!’."

Houghton was just 22 when she won the 2006 series of CBB while Preston was 24 years old. She detailed that while their relationship was "real", they were "so young" at the time and their lives went in different directions.

She added that her property developer husband-to-be is "fine" with the relationship she and her former spouse share.

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Earlier in the year, Houghton said she would "always love" Preston and explained that they still kept in contact despite their split.

Houghton is a mother-of-one to daughter Dolly, seven, whom she shares with ex-partner Alex Reid.