The reality TV star, who got engaged to her fellow Celebrity Big Brother winner last October, was photographed by The Mirror leaving her parents' home in Essex at the weekend with a bare hand.
Houghton confirmed in her magazine column late last month that she is having "time apart" from Reid following a massive row over his "sexual preferences" sparked when he tried leaving their house with a bag of sex toys.
She also revealed that she did not spend her 29th birthday two weeks ago with Reid and instead celebrated with their two-month-old daughter Dolly.
However, Houghton has insisted throughout their issues that the couple are still together, while Reid last week tweeted: "I love both of my girls so so much."
Though he admitted he was "far from perfect", the ex-husband of Katie Price also urged his followers not to take reports of his behaviour too seriously.
"Please don't believe everything u read," he wrote. "Unless u believe I'm an ogre who eats small children livin in a cave."