With his twinkly, blue-eyed charm, Paul Hollywood became a sex symbol when he rose to fame on Bake Off.
Happily married to wife Alex since 1998, the baker’s family man image took a battering when, in 2013, he admitted an affair with Marcela Valladolid, his co-host on the US version of Bake Off.
Alex and he briefly separated but then reunited, with Paul calling the affair ‘the biggest mistake of my life’. But sadly, in November 2017, the couple parted for good.
However, Paul’s love life hasn’t gone stale – the 52-year-old is now with Summer Monteys-Fullam, 23, who he met when she worked in his local pub as he was organising a birthday party for Alex. Alex is said to dispute Paul’s claim that he only started dating Summer after the marriage breakdown, and reportedly plans to name her in court as they battle over his £10 million fortune.
According to a friend, Alex is said to be ‘fed up with his lies’. And she’s not the only woman who has had enough of Paul. Former Bake
Off finalist Ruby Tandoh branded him a ‘peacocking man-child’, and his popularity dropped when he stuck with GBBO after its move to Channel 4, saying ‘all the guns were pointed at me’. Well with his divorce looming, he’d better get used to life in the firing line!
Paul and Alex split up last year