Chantelle Houghton says she didn’t date Jermain Defoe for money

London, Mar 29 : Big Brother beauty Chantelle Houghton has revealed that she dated her ex-beau, football star Jermain Defoe, for love and not for the big bucks he earned.

In a recent interview, Chantelle revealed how bad it could be to be a WAG, and why she eventually left the England ace.

The reality TV star said that she initially thought that she had found her dream man in the bed-hopping footballer.

She revealed that Defoe showered her with gifts worth thousands, and even introduced her to his mum.

However, she added, the footballer’s cheating ways compelled her to end their relationship.

"You can''t buy happiness. People stand by their man through the cheating just so their lifestyle doesn''t change. I wasn''t prepared to do that,” the News of the World quoted Chantelle as saying.

It was when Chantelle realised that Spurs hero Jermain, 26, had not changed his roaming ways that she decided to end the relationship, which included talk of marriage and kids.

In tears she recalled: "Four months into the relationship I knew I loved him. I wrote it in his Valentine''s card-but he never said it back. We split up two weeks later."

And she finally pulled the string when she saw a picture of another girl in Jermain''s mobile phone.

"I got really upset and packed my bags," she said.

She added: "One of the last things I said to him was, ''Hopefully one day you''ll realise I was just with you for YOU. I wasn''t after you for anything else.'' I''ll never trust anyone 100 per cent now. After a break I sent Jermain a text saying, ''I completely understand you now. You really want to be the faithful boyfriend. But you can''t be that person. . ."

Chantelle insisted that she wasn''t with Jermain for his 60,000 pounds-a-week salary.

She said: "I wanted to make a massive point that I was with him because I LIKED him, not because I wanted new shoes.” (ANI)