Paul Hollywood’s love life explained as furious wife vows to reveal ‘adultery’

Paul Hollywood might be a master baker, but he still hasn’t found the perfect recipe for a lasting relationship.

The Great British Bake Off judge, 52, recently struck up a relationship with 23-year-old barmaid Summer Monteys-Fullam.

After they met when she worked at his local pub, sources close to the TV star insisted they were just "friends".

It was reported Summer and Paul flew 12 hours to Mauritius where they stayed at a £1,000-a-night villa , sparking fresh rumours they are an item.

The blue-eyed pastry chef announced his separation from wife Alex after nearly 20 years of marriage last year.

And now, she’s vowed to revealed his alleged adultery and name his new lover in their £10 million divorce case.

Forgiving Alex, 54, previously took her husband back after his affair with American chef Marcela Valladolid, 39, in 2013.

In November he was spotted giving Bake Off winner Candice Brown, 33, a kiss on the cheek but they denied any romance.

So we have a look back at Paul’s flaky love life…

His alleged adultery

Paul’s wife is set to take him to the cleaners in their impending divorce court, as she will reveal his alleged adultery during their marriage, according to new reports.

Alex is said to be “furious” about the “lies” surrounding her and Paul’s split in November 2017, including the fact that Paul started dating local barmaid Summer after the couple announced their separation.

And she even plans to name her ex-husband’s young new girlfriend as part of the £10 million case.

A source told The Sun: “Alex has filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery.

“She’s fed up of the lies. For example, Summer’s claim that the relationship started ‘way after the marriage ended’.”

Whirlwind romance in Cyprus

Hollywood was head baker at a five-star hotel in Cyprus when he first clapped eyes on the gorgeous blonde.

Alex was working as a scuba diving instructor at the hotel and they fell head over heels for eachother.

The couple married in 1998 within weeks of first being introduced.

They welcomed their son Josh Hollywood – who is kept out of the spotlight – just three years later in October 2001.

Their marriage was thought to be strong until Hollywood left the family home to work in America.

The American affair

In 2013, Hollywood presented American Baking Competition – the American version of The Great British Bake Off that was later axed.

He fell for 37-year-old Mexican-American divorcee Marcela Valladolid who described him as "a handsome devil" on the show.

He went on to date Marcela but they split in the Sept­ember when Paul said he still loved Alex.

"I made the biggest mistake of my life and I regret it," he said at the time.

"I made a huge mistake and at the moment Alex and myself are working things through together.

"We are just going to take things one step at a time, but I still love her, that is ultimately what it is."

Divorce on grounds of adultery

Alexandra filed for divorce in July 2013 on the grounds of adultery, but she forgave her husband and welcomed him back by September.

Alex said: "You’ve just got to get on with life, haven’t you? I’m an eternal optimist, he’s an optimist. We’re having a good time.

"The most romantic thing he did was bake chocolate croissants on a Sunday morning. That was a lovely thing to do."

Just two years ago the TV baker said he was the happiest he had ever been with wife Alexandra after the affair.

"We went through a very difficult time but we’re on top right now," he said.

Bake Off ‘kissing’ controversy

Last year, Hollywood caused controversy when he was photographed sharing an "intimate kiss" with Bake Off winner Candice Brown.

The 2016 Bake Off winner and the TV judge enjoyed a catch-up when they both attended the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards earlier this month.

They were pictured sharing a peck on the cheek to say goodbye but The Sun were quick to accuse the baking duo of "getting cosy".

But then Candice – who was newly engaged to her long-term boyfriend Liam Macaulay – laughed off the "snog" with the married TV judge on Twitter.

First, the superstar baker pointed out that they weren’t alone and were joined by Stacey Solomon, journalist Shelaugh Fogarty and staff from Poppy Talent media agency when the "kiss" happened.

"So invisibility cloaks are real. I was so sure you were there all night too!" she tweeted.

Then she commented on the "snog" itself, pointing out that the kiss was just a display of friendship.

"No kisses or hugs hello or goodbye from now on – handshakes or waves only!" she tweeted.

Paul Hollywood shared the sentiment as he retweeted Candice’s tweets on his own account to his 674k followers.

Announcing the end of their marriage, Paul and Alex Hollywood told the Press Association in a joint statement: "It is with sadness that we have decided to separate.

"Our focus continues to be the happiness of our son, and we would ask the press and public to allow us privacy as a family during this very difficult time."

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