Paul Hollywood is reportedly set to marry his girlfriend Melissa Spalding this week at the same resort where he married his ex-wife.
The British star, 57, has been dating the pub landlady, 39, for three years and is said to have quietly proposed to her in 2022.
In pictures obtained by The Sun, the couple are pictured enjoying the sun and relaxing with their loved ones on a beach near the five-star eatery.
Paul put on a pair of bright orange swimming trunks and ran into the sea to cool off.
sources told The sun Paul and Melissa are expecting 75 guests, including celebrity friends like their colleague Prue Leith.
Wedding: Paul Hollywood is reportedly set to marry his girlfriend Melissa Spalding this week at the same resort where he married his ex-wife
They said: “Secretly people find it strange that he is getting married here because he has so many memories of his first wife associated with the hotel.”
“He is treated like royalty by the owners, but what must Melissa think?”
“She follows in the same footsteps in which he had another woman on his arm.”
“He speaks publicly about how precious the memories are to him at Anassa. ‘But they all involve other women.’
The TV star was married to his ex-wife Alexandra for 19 years, but they announced their separation in 2017. Their relationship failed due to allegations of cheating.
The couple met during their stay in Cyprus and later married in the country.
After their split, Paul went public with his romance with Summer Monteys-Fullam, 26, but they announced their split in 2019.
According to sources, the couple told The Sun: “Paul proposed a few months ago but they have kept it very secret since then.”
“It was only last month that she started wearing her engagement ring in public and sharing her news with friends.”
“There are no wedding plans yet.”
Separation: The TV star was married to his ex-wife Alexandra for 19 years, but they announced their separation in 2017. Their relationship failed due to allegations of cheating
Insiders suspected that Paul asked Melissa to marry him over Easter earlier this year, but she has only just started wearing her engagement ring publicly.
Last year it was revealed that Paul was living with his new girlfriend in the country house he bought with his former lover Summer.
Melissa moved into Paul’s 18th-century farmhouse after the owners of The Checkers Inn in Smarden, Kent, where she lived, put it up for sale.
Friends previously spoke out about the couple saying they were “madly in love”.
“Paul and Melissa have been spending a lot of time together during lockdown,” said a friend. “They came together and stayed in his house.” Now she’s finally here. They are delightfully happy, although it must be a bit strange considering it was bought for the summer.’
The Baker and Melissa at The Checkers Inn, where he was a regular.
They confirmed their relationship in December 2019, having previously denied initiating a romance.
The TV judge had repeatedly denied he had a romance after their friendship became known in August 2019 following his split from Summer.
However, after the couple spent Christmas Day in the pub, a spokesman for Paul told the Mail On Sunday: “They are very happy together.”
GBBO: Sources told The Sun that Paul and Melissa are expecting 75 guests, including celebrity friends such as their colleague Prue Leith (Paul pictured with his Great British Bake Off co-stars).
It is understood the couple went on a short holiday just after Christmas that year.
A source close to the couple said: “Melissa was drinking beer and cleaning tables on Christmas Day so they couldn’t spend much time together but now they’re gone.”
In November 2019, the couple was seen holding hands by the pool at the five-star Annabelle Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus, where he also met and married his estranged wife Alex.
Melissa used Paul’s credentials to help her at the pub when he was judging a bake sale.
In a Facebook screenshot of the pub landlady, obtained by The Sun, her post read: “Who will be our Smarden star baker?”
“Paul Hollywood will be judging your delicious cakes in a winner-take-all competition.”
At the time, Paul was settling his divorce and fighting out of court to recover his £10 million fortune from his wife Alex.
The TV baker’s ex-girlfriend Summer also revealed she is taking her former friend to court for £4,000 over her two horse stables, which were built at his £800,000 Kent farmhouse earlier this year.
Ex: While the TV baker’s ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24, revealed she is suing her former flame for £4,000 over her two horse stables built at his £800,000 Kent farmhouse earlier this year
Summer claimed she was left with “no choice” but to take legal action against the Bake Off judge four months after ending their two-year relationship.
She told MailOnline: “All I ever wanted was to get back what was rightfully mine – things I bought with my own savings… he’s punishing my horses with his malice.”
The social media influencer bought the first stable when she moved her horses to his listed home in January and built the second for her pregnant mare in March.
“I am incredibly disappointed that I had to take this course of action against Paul,” she said. “Dealing with Paul is a nightmare – everything is done through his lawyers.”
Paul and Summer split in the summer after she refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement as requested by the Bake Off star.