By Sylvia Mulder
Chantelle Houghton has been having a pretty rough time recently.
After kicking fiancé Alex Reid to the curb, having trouble house hunting and being labeled 'overweight' by her drag queen ex, things still aren't looking up.
But the former Big Brother star is soldiering on and is trying to embrace her sexy side again, as she was spotted grabbing packets of chocolate in Essex on Thursday dressed in a revealing backless top.
Chantelle, 29, spiced up her casual outfit of jeans and Ugg boots with a top that featured a slashed back, exposing her bra and her tanned backside.
The young mother wore her long blonde hair down as she stepped out with her daughter Dolly in Essex.
Chantelle has been tucking into a lot of fast food to deal with the stress of her break-up and current house move.
Earlier this week she was spotted eating a McDonalds meal in her car, and on Thursday she stopped by a grocery store to pick up more unhealthy snacks.
The blonde was seen in the candy isle picking up a packet of white chocolate to satisfy her craving.
Her love of junk food has resulted in ex Alex calling her 'fat', but Chantelle has said that although the cruel words baffled her, her weight doesn't bother her.
'I was speechless! I am overweight, but I'm not going to cry about it,' she hit back at her ex.
The stress has only multiplied over the past few weeks, as the mother-of-one is trying to move from the home in Essex that she lived in with her ex.
'The house I'm in now holds bad memories for me,' she wrote in her new! magazine column.
But even the house hunting isn't going so smoothly.
The glamour model tweeted on Wednesday that things still aren't going according to plan.
'The week gets better..in the middle of moving house an beresfords estate agents have just done a deal behind my back with someone else!,' she wrote on her Twitter page.