BAKE OFF judge Paul Hollywood will be back on our screens with the new series of The Great British Bake Off 2021.
While we’re all excited to finally see him back on our TV screens, let’s take a look at his past relationship with Summer Monteys-Fullham and who she is …
Who is Summer Monteys-Fullam?
Summer Monteys-Fullam is a 24-year-old former bartender who previously dated The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood, whom she met in the summer of 2017.
Until November 2017, she worked at her local pub, the Duke William, in Ickham, Kent, but quit after getting fed up with her colleagues taking her new beau’s mickey.
Summer’s parents live in a £ 1million house and run a tattoo removal business in London.
Prior to working at the pub, Summer, who also has three sisters, had posed for a wedding magazine.
Why did Summer Monteys-Fullam and Paul Hollywood break up?
The couple broke up in August 2019, with a source at the time saying “It’s over for good” and the former bartender was furious at her “controlling behavior.”
It had been reported that the beauty believed the TV chief would come up with.
According to The mirror, she thought a ring was on the way, because he had obtained a Nisi decree.
But without a proposal, and Summer’s reservations about her lover’s behavior, the couple broke up.
Did Summer take on Paul Hollywood’s ex-Alexandra?
Yes – In February 2019, The Sun reported that Summer had a heated feud with her boyfriend Paul’s ex-wife.
The two men had passed each other while shopping at Marks & Spencer.
Witnesses said Alex Hollywood, 54, called Summer Monteys-Fullam, 23, a “bitch” and a “whore.”
Cops were called amid claims one of Summer’s party pounded on her window as it drove off after the row spilled into the parking lot.
Furious Alex told Summer, “Do you know how much you hurt my son?”
A client from Canterbury, Kent said: “I was totally disgusted with the language. She called the young woman a bitch and a whore.
“It’s just not the kind of behavior you would expect at Marks and Sparks.
But she also said, ‘Do you know how much you hurt my son? “, and that’s when you realize what it was about.”
But mum Alex insisted she was an innocent victim in the row at 4 p.m. – and called the police to complain about the harassment.
The fireworks began when the two men passed each other at the store checkouts. Summer was with her sister Saskia, 26, and mother Sabina, 48, while Alex was alone.
A friend of Alex’s said: “She was so shocked to see Summer that all she could say was, ‘Do you know how much you hurt my son?’
Summer laughed and started filming as Alex walked over to his car.
“That’s when the other women started verbally abusing her. Alex was shaken and called the police.
Kent Police confirmed they had witnessed reports of a disturbance, adding: “Investigations have been carried out in which all parties involved have received advice.”
Alex thinks it’s no coincidence that Summer has appeared next to her in the M&S queue.
A source said: “Alex would see this as a vindictive and childish summer. It looks like Summer is saying “f *** you” to Alex and “Watch this space!” To anyone who said her relationship with Paul would not last.
When did Summer Monteys-Fullam date Paul Hollywood?
The couple first met in early 2017 when the star threw a birthday party for his wife Alexandra at the bar where she worked.
He reportedly loaned Summer his chauffeured Rolls-Royce for her 22nd birthday in May, before getting closer to her when he and his wife separated.
The couple were first romantically linked in November 2017 when Judge The Great British Bake Off drank and dined in the summer at London hotel The Dorchester.
A spokesperson for the star insisted at the time that there had been no romance.
On March 31, 2018, The Sun on Sunday exclusively revealed that Summer was taken by Paul to stay in a £ 1,000-a-night villa in Mauritius.
A source said: “Despite the appearance of a father and daughter, they looked each other in the eyes a lot and there is no doubt that they were a couple.”
Paul, who was born in Cheshire, gave Summer two ponies and also bought his young lover a £ 1million pillow after leaving his wife Alex.
They were regularly pictured kissing each other on public outings, however, the famous baker is not on her Instagram feed, nor on hers.
Then, on Friday August 2, 2019, The Sun exclusively revealed that Summer dumped judge The Great British Bake Off.
Did Paul and his wife Alexandra get divorced?
Paul Hollywood of the Great British Bake Off and his wife Alexandra announced the news of their separation on November 20, 2017: “It is with sadness that we have decided to go our separate ways.
“Our goal continues to be the happiness of our son, and we call on the press and the public to allow us privacy as a family during this very difficult time.”
An insider told The Sun following the news of the split: “The truth is they worked really hard to save their relationship but just couldn’t recover from the damage that had been done.
“The more famous Paul became, the more attention he gained, and it strained the marriage.”
The estranged couple were divorced on Friday July 19, 2019 by District Judge Robert Duddridge of Central Family Court in London.
He granted a Nisi judgment, which is the first step towards finalizing the divorce.
Divorce is not complete until an absolute judgment has been issued.
Born in Cheshire, Paul met his wife Alexandra in Cyprus in 1996 while she was working as a diving instructor at the five-star hotel where he was the head baker.
They were married in this country in 1998 and had a son in October 2001 named Josh.
Paul, who is the son of bakery owner John F. Hollywood, and Alexandra nearly divorced in 2013 after reports spread that he had a romance with his American Baking Competition co-host, Marcela Valladolid.