Bread maker ends marriage after 15 years

The Great British Bake Off heartthrob Paul Hollywood has split from his wife.

The silver-haired star’s agent confirmed the break-up after Paul, 47, moved out of the home he shared with wife-of-15-years Alexandra.

Speculation began that the couple, who are parents to 11-year-old son Josh, had ended their relationship after Paul attended the TV Bafta Awards alone on Sunday night.

Paul has separated from his wife,’ his agent confirms.

Their priority is protecting their son. He will be making no further comment on this private matter.’

Paul has been filming the US version of Bake Off in America with pretty young chef Marcela Valladolid, 34.

Marcela, who takes the role of co-judge Mary Berry on The American Baking Competition, enjoys Paul‘s company and the pair have been exchanging messages on Twitter since filming ended, with divorced mum-of-one Marcela sending a big hug’ to her co-star.

Marcela loved his Scouse charm and he thought she was gorgeous and talented – the perfect package,’ a source tells The Sun.

During filming they got very close and count each other as close friends.’

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