Paul Hollywood, a judge on The Great British Baking Show, is getting set to say “I do” to his fiancée. According to sources, the judge of the popular reality television show proposed in secret to his girlfriend Melissa Spalding in the month of April 2022.
According to a source who spoke to the publication, “Paul proposed some months ago, but they have been keeping it very quiet since then,” a source tells the outlet. “It’s only in the past month that she has began wearing her engagement ring out in public and sharing the news with friends. There are no wedding plans in place yet.”
Is the Great British Baking Show Judge Paul Hollywood Married?
Melissa Spalding, who is 38 years old and the landlady of a B&B in Ashford, is the woman that Paul Hollywood is seeing. It is believed that the two first made eye contact at her pub, which is conveniently located near his house.
It has been reported that judge Paul Hollywood has proposed to his girlfriend Melissa Spalding by asking her to marry him on the Great British Bake Off.
The couple has been together since 2019, and it is believed that the engagement took place a few months ago. The man, who is 56 years old, is believed to have popped the question to the pub landlady earlier in 2022.
According to a statement made by a friend at the time that was published in the Mail on Sunday, “Paul and Melissa spent a lot of time together in lockdown. They bubbled up together and stayed at his house. Now she is there for good. They are delightfully happy, though it must be a bit strange given it was bought for Summer.”
The couple made their first public appearance together for the first time in December 2021, when they attended the world premiere of “The King’s Man” in Leicester Square, which was located in London.
Paul Hollywood Relationship With Alex Hollywood
In 1996, while Paul Hollywood and his now-ex-wife Alex Hollywood were both working and living in Cyprus, they were introduced to one another. While Alex was working as a diving instructor at the time, Paul was the chief baker at a five-star hotel. Paul is the son of John F. Hollywood, who owned a bakery at the time.
In 1998, the couple tied the knot on the island, and they went on to have a child, a son named Josh, who was born in October 2001. Paul’s popularity skyrocketed after he relocated back to the United Kingdom and began serving as a judge on the Great British Bake Off. His ex-wife claims that this experience “changed” Paul.
When Paul was a contestant on the American adaptation of the famed baking show, he became good friends with the American chef Marcela Valladolid, who is now 44 years old. In November of 2017, the pair issued a joint statement in which they announced that they were splitting and acknowledged that their marriage had ultimately failed.
It 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.”
In a case that is reported to have cost Paul £10 million, Alex, who is also skilled in the kitchen, filed for divorce from Paul on the grounds that he had been unfaithful to her. She did not make any public statements regarding the dissolution of her marriage until two years later, at which time she compared it to a deadly automobile accident.
What Was the Cause of Divorce?
Paul acknowledged to the Mirror in July 2013 — only a few months after his affair with Marcela had begun — that it was entirely his fault that his marriage was coming to an end.
It has been reported that his co-star, who referred to him as a “handsome devil,” left him “dazzled.” As soon as he arrived back in the UK, he uprooted himself and moved out of the family home, which broke Alex’s heart.
Paul stated, while admitting that it was the “biggest mistake” of his life, “I did have an affair in America with my co-judge. It’s my fault. I am very sad about what has happened and what it brought on the family.” At the time, Alex, who was his wife, vowed to end their marriage, stating that there was “no going back.”
She said, “I feel utterly bewildered and incredibly sad. Paul went to America and when he came back everything was different, everything had changed.” In October of that year, Alex gave him another chance for the sake of their son, but it didn’t take long after that for their marriage to start having problems all over again.
How Many Women Has He Dated After Divorce?
After his marriage failed, Paul was linked to the 2016 Great British Bake Off champion, Candice Brown, whom he had mentored on the programme. During the after party for the Pride of Britain Awards, he was photographed seemingly kissing her, while other photos showed Candice touching Paul’s ear.
The pictures surfaced the day after she publicly announced her engagement to long-term boyfriend Liam Macaulay. Paul and Candice refuted the rumours, but only three weeks later, Alex and Paul released their proclamation of separation. Candice and Liam’s marriage didn’t work out, so they divorced in 2020 but said there was no cheating.
In 2017, when news of Summer Monteys-Fullam, a bartender, and her boyfriend, Paul, broke, she became a public figure. Summer and he met when she was working as a bartender at The Duke William in Ickham, a village close to Canterbury.
She became so close to the celebrity chef that she quit her job, and he lavished presents on his then-23-year-old lover, including a £9,000 hot tub for her birthday, exotic vacations, and thousands of dollars spent on her pets. Paul bought a million dollar home in Kent for himself and his youthful paramour in February of this year.
However, after Paul asked Summer to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) promising never to publicise their romance, Summer reportedly moved out and the relationship lasted only a few more months.