By Kirsty Mccormack
Just the two of us: Alex Reid and Chantelle Houghton enjoy a Saturday night out in Essex without their baby daughter
It's take a while for new mothers to leave their baby at home for the first time, but last night Chantelle Houghton was confident in doing so.
The 28-year-old enjoyed a night off as she helped her fiancé Alex Reid celebrate his 36th birthday.
The happy couple were spotted leaving Essex restaurant Smith's hand-in-hand and appeared to be enjoying the quality time together.
Full up? The pair were spotted leaving Smith's restaurant where they had celebrated Alex's 36th birthday
It was the first time that Chantelle has been seen on a night out since she gave birth to her daughter on June 17.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star has already snapped back into good shape and had made an effort for their night out.
The blonde star showed off her slender figure in a pair of black leggings which she teamed with a white peplum top and some bright purple heels.
The look of love: The blonde reality TV star clutched her fiancé's hand as she gazed at him
She completed her look with a black quilted Chanel handbag and plenty of lipgloss.
Alex also seemed to have made an effort wearing a pair of pale pink chinos, a navy blue polo top and boat shoes.
Although it may be their first night out together since becoming parents last month, Alex and Chantelle have been spotted out a few times this week without their bundle of joy.
Enviable lady: The mother-of-one showed off her already slender again figure in black leggings and a peplum style top
Their daughter - who has yet been named - has been noticeably absent, presumably being cared for by grandparents at the couple's home in Essex.
Alex and Chantelle are clearly enjoying being parents and seemed to be more loved up than ever as they shared a kiss in the back of their waiting taxi.
PDA: Chantelle gave Alex a big birthday kiss in the back of their waiting taxi