Paul Hollywood has reportedly infuriated his estranged wife Alex, after he invited his girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fulham to the Great British Bake Off tent.
A source from the Channel 4 show told The Sun that the TV star, 53, opted against inviting his own family to filming for the show in favour of his new partner, 24, and her mum Sabina.
This comes amid claims that Paul’s divorce from Alex is ‘getting nasty’ as he resists her demands for half of his estimated £10 million fortune.
Bitter: Paul Hollywood’s estranged wife Alex ‘was left furious after he invited girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fulham to Great British Bake Off filming’ (pictured in October 2012, London)
The source said: ‘Paul has traditionally invited his nearest and dearest to the set.
‘Some of his family members have grown close to co-judge Prue Leith as well as cast and crew.
‘But this year, Paul chose to take Summer and Sabina. To say it’s ruffled a few feathers is an understatement.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Paul and Alex Hollywood for comment.
This comes amid claims that Paul’s impending divorce from wife Alex has grown nasty in recent days, with The Mail On Sunday reported that a final agreement is ‘a long way off.’
Choices: A source from the Channel 4 show told The Sun that the TV star, 53, opted against inviting his own family to filming for the show in favour of his new partner, 24, and her mum Sabina (Pictured: Summer)
On Friday (July 19), a judge granted the Hollywoods a decree nisi after their split in November 2017. But the decree absolute to end the marriage altogether will have to await a financial settlement.
It is understood that Alex wants half of the star’s cash after she accused him of ‘adultery’ in papers submitted to the Central Family Court in London.
Despite the bitter feud, his girlfriend Summer was seen smiling on Saturday as she walked near the £1.2 million Kent farmhouse she shares with him.
Dressed in a cropped T-shirt emblazoned with the words ‘Killin it’ and a pair of ripped white jeans, the barmaid looked happy as her dream of finally marrying Hollywood got a little closer.
Split: This comes amid claims that Paul’s divorce from Alex is ‘getting nasty’ as he resists her demands for half of his estimated £10 million fortune (pictured in January 2015, London)
A source close to the family said: ‘This is more like months rather than weeks off now, Paul isn’t prepared to give Alex the reasonable sum that she is entitled to at this stage.
‘She had hoped it would be straightforward but it is now far from that.
‘It’s really sad that it is getting this nasty, everyone wants to move on now – nobody more than Summer.’
It was reported that the couple received mediation over how to divide their assets but that failed, meaning that now their wealth will come under closer scrutiny.
On Friday, District Judge Robert Duddridge ruled that Alex found it ‘intolerable’ to live with her husband.
Join the club! Paul plays a huge part of the Great British Bake Off (pictured in April 2019 with Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig)
The couple first separated in 2013 after Paul admitted having an affair with Marcela Valladolid, an American chef 12 years his junior, when they starred together on US television.
Alex now lives in the couple’s marital home with their son Josh, 17, in Kent.
Speaking of how difficult she has found the split, Alexandra said: ‘Divorce is tough, very tough.
You don’t expect it, you are in shock, and all of a sudden you are on your own. I was married for 20 years. But you keep going.’
Break up: It was reported that the couple received mediation over how to divide their assets but that failed, meaning that now their wealth will come under closer scrutiny (pictured in January 2015, London)