HOLLYWOOD LOVE ISLE: THE SEQUEL
Bake Off star takes new girlfriend to the resort where he married ex
PAUL Hollywood has been pictured on holiday with his new girlfriend – at the same hotel where he married his ex-wife.
The Bake Off judge and Melissa Spalding, 36, were spotted holding hands and relaxing by the pool at a five-star hotel in Paphos, Cyprus.
The 3-year-old had previously denied being in a relationship with the grammar school-educated pub landlady, who runs the Chequers Inn in Smarden, Kent.
The pub is close to the £1million home Hollywood shared with ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24, a barmaid who ended their relationship in August.
In September Hollywood insisted he was just friends with Miss Spalding, who was previously due to marry professional golfer Jason Barnes. But holidaymakers at the Annabelle hotel where the couple have been seen over the past week have said they looked ‘very happy’ together.
It is the same hotel where Hollywood met and, in 1998, married his ex-wife Alex, now . Next year a judge will decide how his £10million fortune should be divided.
A source told The Sun: ‘It is a bit odd that he brought his new girlfriend to a place he had so many memories with his ex, including where their wedding took place. But it didn’t seem to bother them. They looked very happy together. They certainly don’t seem to have eyes for anyone else. They’ve been sunbathing by the pool most days.’
Miss Monteys-Fullam, who yesterday accused Hollywood and Miss Spalding of ‘stalking’ her on Instagram, is said to have previously confronted the baker about his relationship with Miss Spalding. She dumped him when he allegedly asked her to sign a gagging order.
Sunshine break: Paul Hollywood in Cyprus with new girlfriend Melissa Spalding, also pictured inset Island idyll: Hollywood with Alex in Paphos a year before their wedding