SUMMER Monteys-Fullam is Paul Hollywood’s girlfriend who jetted off with him on a romantic getaway earlier this year.
The barmaid met The Great British Bake Off star, 52, early in the summer of 2017 before growing closer after he split from his wife of almost 20 years, Alex Hollywood.
Who is Summer Monteys-Fullam?
Summer Monteys-Fullam is a barmaid and is romantically involved with Paul Hollywood.
Until November 2017, she worked at his local pub, the Duke William, in Ickham, Kent but quit after getting fed up with her colleagues taking the mickey out of her new beau.
Summer’s parents live in a £1million home and run a tattoo removal business in London.
Before working at the pub Summer, who also has three sisters, had modelled for a bridal magazine.
When did she start dating Paul Hollywood?
The pair first met in early 2017 when the star arranged a birthday party for then-wife Alex at the bar where she worked.
He reportedly lent Summer his chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce for her 22nd birthday in May, before growing closer to her when he and his wife separated.
The couple were first romantically linked in November 2017 when The Great British Bake Off judge, wined and dined Summer at London hotel The Dorchester.
A spokesman for the star insisted at the time there was no romance.
On March 31, 2018, The Sun on Sunday exclusively revealed Summer had been whisked away by Paul to stay at a £1,000-a-night villa in Mauritius.
A source said: “Despite looking like dad and daughter there was a lot of staring into each other’s eyes and there is no doubt they were a couple.”
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Why did Paul Hollywood split from wife Alexandra?
Paul Hollywood and his wife Alexandra announced news of their split on November 20, 2017. In a joint statement, they said: “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.”
An insider told The Sun: “The truth is they’ve worked really hard to salvage their relationship but just couldn’t recover from the damage that had been done.
“The more famous Paul has become, the more attention he has been getting, and that has put huge strain on the marriage.”
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 head baker.
They married in Cyprus in 1998 and had a son in October 2001, called Josh.
Paul and Alexandra came close to divorcing in 2013 after reports spread that he’d been enjoying a romance with his American Baking Competition co-host Marcela Valladolid.
At the Pride of Britain Awards in London at the beginning of November 2017, Paul was pictured sharing an intimate kiss with Bake Off 2016 winner Candice Brown.
However, Alex reportedly disputes that the TV presenter only started a relationship with Summer after the marriage breakdown.
She now plans to name her in the court showdown over Paul’s £10million fortune.