Alex Reid ‘slept with his mum until he was 13’

London: Despite portraying a ‘tough guy’ image, cage fighter Alex Reid seemed to be a mama’s boy in his childhood.

Reid’s mother has revealed that he shared bed with her until he was 13.

According to Carol, 70, her 36-year-old son Reid, who is now dating reality TV star Chantelle Houghton, is just a big softie.

“I suppose you could call him a bit of a mummy’s boy, as he slept in my bed until he was 13,” the Daily Star quoted her as saying.

“My husband Bob and I weren’t strict with our six children, and Alex never had to go to bed until I did.

“He comes across as a hard case but he’s tough on the outside and squidgy on the inside,” she added.