Summer Monteys-Fullam is an English model and barmaid who became famous after being romantically associated with Paul Hollywood, the millionaire celebrity chef. Prior to finding fame in local tabloids, Summer worked as a bridal model and had appeared in a couple of magazines. She subsequently decided to work as a barmaid in a local Kent pub, Duke William. It was during her stint there that she met her future boyfriend and famous chef Paul Hollywood who was at that time married to his former wife Alex, and was hosting an event for her. The duo became friends during that event and were seen hanging out after that. Once Paul separated from his wife, his public appearances with Summer increased, and they were also spotted enjoying a romantic dinner together, thus raising speculations of a booming affair. Though neither of them has confirmed any rumors, they are believed to be in a relationship with each other. Summer recently made headlines in tabloids after her ugly spat with Paul’s ex-wife at a local supermarket. The tussle got so heated that local authorities had to be called in, and both ladies ended with a reprimand from them.
Rise to Fame
Before hitting the headlines of various tabloids in London, Summer Monteys-Fullam was a barmaid who earned her keep at a local pub called, Duke William, in Kent. Prior to this, she also had a brief stint as a bridal model, and her photos graced the pages of many magazines. However, she was not just meant to be working in a bar, and her life completely changed after she met Paul Hollywood, a celebrity chef who is best known for being part of the series, ‘The Great British Bake Off’. In the summer of 2017, when Paul Hollywood visited her bar for a party he was hosting for his wife, he met Summer and embarked on a friendship with her. For her 22nd birthday in November, Paul lent her his chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce.
In the meantime, Paul Hollywood’s marriage fell apart after he admitted to cheating on his wife of 20 years, Alex, with Marcela Valladolid, his fellow judge on the ‘The Great British Bake Off’. He dated the Mexican-American celebrity chef for a few months before breaking up with her over his residual feelings for his former wife. Alex initially forgave her husband but later filed for a divorce over the grounds of infidelity.
Summer and Paul reportedly grew close around this time and the media started speculating about their relationship. At the same time, Summer decided to quit her job at the pub as she was regularly mocked by her colleagues for dating someone as famous as Paul Hollywood. Paul had separated from his wife at this point, and Summer began to make public appearances with him. They were first spotted enjoying an intimate dinner at the Dorchester, London. While they maintained in the media that they were only friends, the rumors had it that sparks were flying between them. In March 2018, they were seen enjoying a luxury vacation in Mauritius. Many commented that the age gap between the couple should lay to rest any romantic notions held by people, but the duo continued to be seen hand-in-hand, very much acting like a couple. Summer recently posted a photo on her Instagram account of an expensive diamond ring gifted to her by her boyfriend.
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Controversies & Scandals
In February 2019, Summer Monteys-Fullam ran into Paul’s ex-wife of 20 years Alex at Marks and Spencer’s, a supermarket in London. They subsequently got into a row after Alex tried to talk to Summer about her children and husband and blamed her for breaking the family. Summer’s nonchalant behavior further enraged Alex, who soon started unfurling abuses of the most degrading sort. They were heard screaming by many other shoppers in the aisle, and Alex hinted that this was not just a coincidental meeting. Many speculate that Alex’s outburst was a result on an Instagram post by Summer wherein she flashed an expensive ring given to her by Paul. In the end, the local authorities were called to sort out the matter and they counselled both parties before escorting Alex back to safety. Earlier, Alex had reportedly expressed her plans to name Summer in her divorce litigation, insisting that Paul had begun seeing her even before they split.
Family & Personal Life
Summer Monteys-Fullam was born in 1996 to Sabina and Richard John Fullam, and she has recently turned 23. Information about her early life and upbringing is not available except the fact that she grew up with three sisters. Her parents live in London and run a tattoo removal business. She lives in a £845,000 cottage in Kent, which was reportedly gifted to her by Paul Hollywood, whose wife lives just a few miles away from there. The duo is rumored to have been seeing each other since March 2018.
Rumors hint that Summer Monteys-Fullam’s nickname for Paul Hollywood is ‘Cake-cake’.