Paul Hollywood girlfriend Melissa Spalding seen after romance confirm

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Paul Hollywood’s new girlfriend Melissa Spalding, 36, is spotted for the first time after CONFIRMING romance

He confirmed they were dating last month after weeks of denying their romance.

And Paul Hollywood’s new girlfriend Melissa Spalding was spotted for the first time on Monday after the Great British Bake Off judge went official with their relationship. 

The 36-year-old, who lists herself as a ‘landlady’ on her LinkedIn page, was seen outside her Chequers Inn pub in Smarden, Kent, as she changed the chalkboard on the street.

Romance: Paul Hollywood’s new girlfriend Melissa Spalding was spotted for the first time on Monday after the Great British Bake Off judge went official with their relationship

Melissa’s appearance comes just two weeks after Paul, 53, finally confirmed that they are dating after weeks of speculation.  

The TV judge had repeatedly denied that he was enjoying a romance with the 36-year-old after their friendship was revealed in August following his split from Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24.

However, after the couple spent Christmas Day at the Chequers Inn in Smarden, Kent, a spokesman for Paul told the Mail On Sunday: ‘They are very happily together.’

It is understood that the new couple headed on a mini break shortly after Christmas.

New relationship: The TV judge, 53, confirmed they were dating last month after weeks of denying their romance 


Busy: The 36-year-old, who lists herself as a ‘landlady’ on her LinkedIn page, was seen outside her Chequers Inn pub in Smarden, Kent, as she changed the chalkboard on the street

A source close to the couple said: ‘Melissa was pulling pints and cleaning tables on Christmas Day so they didn’t get to spend much time together, but they are away now.’

In November, the pair were spotted holding hands by the pool at the five-star Annabelle hotel in Paphos, Cyprus, where he also met and married his estranged wife Alex. 

Meanwhile, more recently, twice-engaged Melissa, who was previously set to marry a professional golfer Jason Barnes, has reportedly been using Paul’s credentials to help her at the pub as he is set to judge a bake sale. 

In a screenshot of the pub landlady’s Facebook, obtained by The Sun, her post read: ‘Who will be our Smarden star baker?’

Dating: Melissa’s appearance comes just two weeks after Paul, 53, finally confirmed that they are dating after weeks of speculation

GBBO: Meanwhile, more recently, twice-engaged Melissa, who was previously set to marry a professional golfer Jason Barnes, has reportedly been using Paul’s credentials to help her at the pub as he is set to judge a bake sale (Paul pictured with his Great British Bake Off co-stars)

Split: However, despite being loved-up with Melissa, Paul is set for more drama as he is reported to be settling his divorce and battle for his £10 million fortune from wife Alex out of court (pictured in 2015)

‘Paul Hollywood will be judging your delicious cakes in a winner takes all competition.’

However, despite being loved-up with Melissa, Paul is set for more drama as he is reported to be settling his divorce and battle for his £10 million fortune from wife Alex out of court.  

While the TV baker’s ex-girlfriend Summer recently revealed that she is taking her former flame to court for £4,000 over her two horse shelters, built at his £800,000 Kent farmhouse earlier in the year.

Summer claimed she’d been left with ‘no alternative’ but to take legal action against the Bake Off judge four months after they ended their two-year relationship. 

Ex: While the TV baker’s ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24, recently revealed that she is taking her former flame to court for £4,000 over her two horse shelters, built at his £800,000 Kent farmhouse earlier in the year 

She told MailOnline: ‘All I have ever wanted was to get back what is rightfully mine – stuff I bought with my own savings… he’s punishing my horses with his spite.’

The social media influencer purchased the first stable when she moved her horses to his Grade II listed home in January, and built the second in March for her mare who was pregnant.

‘I’m incredibly disappointed that I’ve had to choose this course of action against Paul’, she said. ‘Dealing with Paul is a nightmare – everything is done through his lawyers.’

Paul and Summer split over the summer after she refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement, as requested by the Bake Off star. 

Ownership: The ex-barmaid purchased the first stable when she moved her horses to his Grade II listed home in January, and built the second (pictured) in March for her pregnant mare

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