SUMMER Monteys-Fullam, the girlfriend of Paul Hollywood, has enjoyed romantic getaways and PDAs with The Great British Bake Off judge since meeting him in the summer of 2017.
Since the TV star’s split with his wife, Alexandra, he and the former barmaid have gone public with relationship, however, they are rarely photographed together. Here is what you need to know about the ex-bartender.
Who is Summer Monteys-Fullam?
Summer Monteys-Fullam is a 24-year-old former barmaid and who is dating The Great British Bake Off judge 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.
Did Summer clash with Paul Hollywood’s ex-wife Alexandra?
Yes – In February 2019 The Sun exclusively revealed that Summer had got into a fiery spat with boyfriend Paul’s ex-wife.
The pair had bumped into each other while shopping at a Marks & Spencer.
Witnesses said Alex Hollywood, 54, called Summer Monteys-Fullam, 23, a “slut” and “whore”.
Cops were called amid claims one of Summer’s group hammered on her window as she drove off after the row spilled into the car park.
Furious Alex told Summer: “Do you know how much you’ve hurt my son?”
A shopper in Canterbury, Kent, said: “I was totally disgusted by the language.
“She called the younger woman a slut and whore.
“It’s just not the sort of behaviour you expect at Marks and Sparks.
“But she also said, ‘Do you know how much you’ve hurt my son?’, and that’s when you realise what it was all about.”
But mum Alex insisted she was an innocent victim in the row at 4pm — and called police complaining of harassment.
The fireworks began when the pair bumped into each other at the store’s checkouts. Summer was with sister Saskia, 26, and mum 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’ve hurt my son?’
“Summer laughed and started filming as Alex walked to her car.
“That’s when the other women started verbally abusing her. Alex was shaken and called the police.”
Kent Police confirmed they had attended reports of a disturbance adding: “Enquiries were carried out in which all parties involved were given words of advice.”
lex believes it wasn’t a coincidence that Summer appeared next to her in the M&S queue.
A source said: “Alex would see this as Summer being vindictive and childish. It seems Summer is saying ‘f*** you’ to Alex, and ‘Watch this space!’ to everyone who said her and Paul’s relationship won’t last.”
When did Summer Monteys-Fullam 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.”
Cheshire-born Paul gifted Summer two ponies and also bought his young lover a £1 million pad after leaving his wife Alex.
They are regularly pictured smooching during public outings, however, the famous baker does not feature on her Instagram feed, nor is she on his.
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Have Paul and wife Alexandra divorced?
The Great British Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood and his wife Alexandra announced news of their split on November 20, 2017: “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.”
One insider told The Sun following news of the split: “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 a huge strain on the marriage.”
The estranged couple were granted a divorce on Friday, July 19, 2019 by District Judge Robert Duddridge at the Central Family Court in London.
He granted a decree nisi, which is the first step towards the divorce being finalised.
Cheshire-born 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 that country in 1998 and had a son in October 2001, called Josh.
Paul, who is the son of bakery proprietor, John F. Hollywood, 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.