New magazine: Chantelle Houghton and baby daughter Dolly
Go on, admit it, bet you thought Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid would, to drum-rolls and fanfare, announce that their gorgeous baby girl
was called Chardonnay or Chanex or Princess Alexelle or something equally ridiculous, didn't you?
Well so did we, so we were oooh-ing and ah-ing with absolute joy when we heard what Chantelle has
named her and Alex's first-born...
Dolly! Just HOW cute is that? Although we're not sure Dolly makes a great grown-up name.
Little Dolly Houghton Reid is in quite esteemed company - Sheree Murphy
has a baby Dolly, there was the very famous Dolly the sheep, and Ms Parton has built an enitre brand on the name...
Chantelle says in her column in this weeks New! magazine that it was the 'original name Alex and I liked in the very beginning and we've gone back to it.'
Previously she said they had 'loved' the name Parker, thinking it was a 'bit like Victoria Beckham's daughter's name Harper' but ruled it out as it was 'a bit masculine', then they 'really liked Piper as well' but having concluded the baby did not look 'like either of them' decided on Dolly!
Well good for them - we love it!
Also in her column, cutesy formalities done with, Chan has a bit of a Too Much Information outpouring when quashing (yet more) rumours about the state of her and Alex's relationship:
"I admit we do have issues," she writes, "But I'm definitely not splitting up with him. One said that we sleep in separate beds and I refuse to cuddle him. He actually moans that our bed is uncomfortable and even told me to stop cuddling him the other day!
"It also said I'm denying him sex, but I think any woman that jumps into bed with her fella less than four weeks
after having a baby is crazy!"
Chantelle blames 'back-stabbing people who should get on with their own lives and not
make up lies about us!' for the cruel leaks!
So what do you think of the name Dolly?
You can read the full interview in this week's New! magazine - out today.
- Chantelle Houghton says she will keep going in the bedroom...
When asked in an interview about <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/11/15/chantelle-houghton-pregnant-with-alex-reid-baby/" target="_blank">pregnancy </a>sex with hubby Alex Reid, Chantelle Houghton didn’t hold back, sharing all the details, and making us quite angry to boot, saying she was determined to have lots of sex during her pregnancy, just to keep ‘her man’ happy. “Obviously, you can't go mental. That's the only bit that has changed! It's a bit…nicer,” she said. “I'm going to keep on going through this pregnancy. You've got to keep your man happy. If not he will go somewhere else!” Revolting. On all counts.</p>
- Jennifer Ellison on throwing up during labour
We do love a birth story, but this one from Dancing on Ice star and mum to Bobby, <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/01/10/dancing-on-ice-star-jennifer-ellison-feels-guilty-over-leaving-son-for-work/" target="_blank">Jennifer</a> made us feel a little queasy. The TV star said childbirth didn’t exactly ‘bring out’ the best in her, saying: “Just after my epidural my mum popped in and I threw up all over her and Rob - it was in their eyelashes and everything!”</p>
- Mel B uses sex and violence to induce labour
Not content with just joking about having a hot curry to coax her third baby out, Spice Girl Mel B revealed she tried everything (and we mean EVERYTHING) to try and hurry <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/09/01/mel-b-in-labour-paparazzi-shots-hospital/" target="_blank">baby Madison along.</a> “Ideally I want it to come naturally. But I've tried everything, I've tried the hot food, the running, the sex, the violence, I've tried it all,” Mel said just days before her new arrival made her grand entrance. “It just seems to be stuck and hibernating in there getting bigger and bigger, so it's coming out this week for sure!” And you know what, <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/09/02/mel-b-has-baby/" target="_blank">she was right!</a></p>
- Jessica Simpson gushes about her sex life
<a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/03/07/pregnant-jessica-simpson-does-a-demi-and-poses-nude-expecting-a-girl/" target="_blank">Stripping off on the cover of a magazine</a> wasn't enough for heavily pregnant Jessica Simpson, just days later she told US chat show host Ryan Seacrest her third trimester had made her more than a <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/03/14/jessica-simpson-pregnancy-has-made-my-sex-drive-unstoppable/" target="_blank">little bit frisky,</a> saying: “I am definitely feeling 'intimate. I'm kind of unstoppable at the moment. Like, the big 'O' is like the biggest 'O' ever!" As ever Jess, thanks for the info…</p>
- Pink tweets about snot and poo (yes, really)
Once a bit of a hell-raiser, singer Pink is clearly embracing her new mum life with <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/06/03/pink-welcomes-baby-willow-sage/" target="_blank">baby Willow,</a> and the proud parent is keeping us all in the loop about her new life. She recently tweeted: “My life was once whiskey, tears, and cigarettes … now it’s snot, tears, and the color of poop. #bliss.” Although quite cute Pink, we could have done without the colour of poop bit, thanks very much….</p>
- Katherine Heigl's baby poo nightmare
American actress Katherine Heigl was probably wondering where the Hollywood glamour had gone when she found herself struggling to change her toddler, Naleigh’s nappy on a flight. After changing her little girl in the plane’s loo, she went to her seat, only to find her little lady’s smelly bot was lingering throughout the cabin! “It was brutal. I was like, 'What did you eat?'” says Katherine. “I had to walk back to get her because she was sitting with the nanny and trying to sleep and that whole plane smelled really bad. I had to wake her up because it was just really mean to all the people around her. Now I'm so committed to potty training!”</p>
- Kendra Wilkinson shares post-baby sex sessions
It seems childbirth wasn’t enough to put Girl of the Playboy Mansion Kendra Wilkinson off nookie. The former glamour girl reckons she and husband, Hank Baskett were ready for action just a few weeks after she gave birth to son, Hank. “At the doctor's appointment following up on everything, he goes, 'Have you guys had sex?' This was, like, five weeks after. We were like, 'I guess we have to be honest. Yes, we did!” shared Kendra. Nice.</p>
- Tori Spelling asks husband to shave her lower region!
Oh Tori, we know you love being pregnant (why else would you be <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/03/24/tori-spelling-pregnant-again/" target="_blank">expecting again five months after giving birth?!</a>), but we really, really don’t need to know about your poor, devoted husband Dean having to shave you during your nine months! Speaking about the changes to her body throughout her pregnancies, the 90201 star said: “I wasn’t prepared for losing sight of my lower region. I’d say, ‘Dean, how’s it looking down there? Do I need to shave?’ But of course I couldn’t shave. So Dean had to shave me. He’d hold up a mirror and say ‘How’d I do?’ Or he’d take a picture with his Blackberry to show me.” Please, please keep those pictures to yourselves guys, TwitPic really wasn’t designed for that….</p>
- Lily Allen tweets about her leaky breasts!
New mum Lily Allen kept us all entertained on <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/MrsLRCooper" target="_blank">Twitter</a> a few weeks after giving <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/11/25/has-lily-allen-given-birth-sam-cooper/" target="_blank">birth to baby Ethel.</a> She tweeted her <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/01/11/new-mum-lily-allen-has-leaky-breasts-twitter/" target="_blank">breastfeeding woes</a> to her 3.4 million followers saying: "I left the house without breast pads and started leaking all over myself at the #Wolsley. Oh and I wiped out in the street earlier #glam." She then hit back at a fan on the social networking site who called her tweet ‘disgusting’ by tweeting back: “What do you mean it's BEAUTIFUL !!!!! Boobs are not just #sexyfunbags, they be feeding implements too." Go Lily! (although we’re all set with the leaking updates, thanks very much).</p>
- Michelle Heaton says pregnancy ruined her sex life
Reality TV star Michelle was never going to have a quiet, keep-it-to-herself kind of nine months, but the former popstar surpassed herself when she gave a magazine interview talking about her <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/09/12/michelle-heaton-reveals-pregnancy-has-negative-effect-on-her-sex-life/" target="_blank">pregnancy sex life</a>, actually using the phrase ‘what if it hits it?’. “Because it's our first, I think we get a bit scared - what if it hits it ?!" she giggled. Now a proud mum to baby <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/01/12/michelle-heaton-gives-birth-to-first-baby/" target="_blank">Faith Michelle</a>, we’re still <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2012/02/09/michelle-heaton-shows-off-new-tattoo-for-baby-faith/" target="_blank">getting regular updates, of course…</a></p>