Paul Hollywood’s ex-girlfriend: I’m being thrown under the bus
The pair have criticised each other online.
Paul Hollywood’s ex-girlfriend has hit out at the Great British Bake Off star, saying she is “being thrown under the bus”.
The pair called it quits after the former barmaid, 24, refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Hollywood, 53, later told fans, in a message on Instagram, that there are “always two sides to a story, you’ve only heard one…. But alas I don’t play those games”.
After the Bake Off judge wrote that he had “never understood anyone who makes money selling stories and courting the paps”, Summer Monteys-Fullam said she wanted to “respond to the accusations made by Paul in his recent post”.
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She said she felt “betrayed” when asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement “as I had clearly demonstrated loyalty to Paul during our relationship”.
She added: “With regards to ‘courting the paps’ this is a baseless and ridiculous statement to make as they were a constant feature of our lives!”
She said she did not work with the paparazzi but because she accepted the attention as “part of our lives” and “dealt with it differently… I am now being thrown under the bus”.
Hollywood previously told his Instagram followers that the “messages I’ve been receiving… means a lot”.
“My silence on any matters is not a sign of weakness or agreement of what’s been said this weekend, merely I prefer a quiet life away from my day job!,” he said.
“Take what’s read with a pinch of salt and read between the lines. I’ve never understood anyone who makes money selling stories and courting the paps.”
A solicitor for Hollywood said he had asked the former barmaid to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
“I asked Summer to sign an NDA as is standard practice in order to protect Paul’s family and their private lives,” the solicitor said.
“Summer insisted that she had no intention of selling any stories to the press and declined.
“I think that her refusal to discuss or sign it caused concern, understandably, so it’s not entirely surprising that they have gone their separate ways.”
Last month a judge signalled the end of Hollywood’s marriage to wife Alexandra, who had filed for divorce on the grounds that the celebrity baker had committed adultery.
District Judge Robert Duddridge held that the star had committed adultery and that Alexandra found it “intolerable” to live with him.
He concluded that the marriage had broken down irretrievably and granted a decree nisi.
A marriage does not formally end until a decree absolute has been granted.
The couple married in 1998 and split two years ago.