Celebrity Big Brother winner Alex Reid has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using violence to gain entry to his Essex home where he lives with fiancé Chantelle Houghton and their baby, Dolly.
According to the MailOnline the cage fighter was taking into custody following an incident at the house in Brentwood at 1.30am.
A spokesperson for Essex Police told the publication: “Police were contacted just before 1.30am this morning with reports of a disturbance at a property in Spital Lane, Brentwood.
“A 37-year old man from Brentwood was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using violence to secure entry, and is currently in police custody.”
Alex and Chantelle in happier times, (WENN)
The couple, who have been together for 16 months have had a turbulent relationship that worsened in the run up to their daughter's birth, with Alex moving out of the family home.
Chantelle confessed in an interview that things were far from good between the couple, she told OK! Magazine: “Things have been really strained. There's never a day without drama.”
Alex meanwhile has claimed he is doing “everything” to keep the family together in spite of their problems. “I’m doing everything in my power to make it work. I’ve made bad mistakes and choices,” he told this week's New magazine.
Representatives for the couple have been contacted by Entertainmentwise for a comment.
Police visit Chantelle and Alex's Essex home this afternoon...