Chantelle Houghton 'will always love' ex-husband Preston as pair reunite 13 years after split

Preston and Chantelle Houghton at the Prada and GQ Style Host Spring/Summer Preview Party - Departures - March 30, 2006 at Prada Store in London. (Photo by Chris Uncle/FilmMagic)

Chantelle Houghton reckons she’ll always love her former husband Samuel Preston, even though they split 13 years ago.

The couple got caught up in a whirlwind romance during Celebrity Big Brother 2006, marrying seven months after their initial meeting before their eventual split 10 months later.

The ex husband and wife have now been reunited for an interview with new!, revealing there is no animosity towards each other and that they are still in contact.

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"I just think for me there will always be something. I will always love you," she said.

The Ordinary Boys frontman, full name Samuel Preston, shot down the suggestion of them getting back together though, saying it would "ruin a really important relationship".

He went on: "It has been a really useful thing to have a blunt voice – someone who I can just call who will tell me, no b******t, what's going on.

"It's important for people to know being good friends with your ex-wife is totally achievable and actually quite a beautiful thing. Also this is just a nice ending to our story, rather than a comeback."

Preston infamously stormed off Never Mind the Buzzcocks in 2007 when host Simon Amstell jibed at his wife by reading excerpts from her autobiography.

Chantelle Houghton and Samuel Preston were married in 2006, months after they first met. (Photo by Frank Doran/Photoshot/Getty Images)

He later told NME that he regretted his actions and was unsure why he "acted so weird".

Four years after their break-up, Houghton went on to have a brief relationship with Katie Price's ex-husband Alex Reid, with whom she shares daughter Dolly.

Preston and Houghton were also both contestants on Ultimate Big Brother in 2010 where they came in sixth and third place, respectively.