She's spoken in the past about how difficult she found it to lose her extra post-pregnancy pounds.
But now Chantelle Houghton is said to have grown fond of her new body, and is 'proud' of her size 14-16 figure.
The 30-year-old star displayed her curves as she sported a triangle bikini while on holiday in Majorca earlier this month.
According to friends, it has been the bitter legal battle with her ex fiancé Alex Reid over custody of 14-month-old Dolly and her recent split from boyfriend Nick Hogg that caused her to gain weight through stress eating.
But while Chantelle's formerly flat stomach and toned legs are things of the past, friends of the mother-of-one said she isn't unhappy with the way she looks.
A source told Closer magazine: 'Chantelle is now a size 14 to 16, but insists that although she's having a hard time right now, she's not unhappy with what she sees in the mirror.