CELEBRITY baker Paul Hollywood’s wife Alex is set to take the Bake Off star to court to fight for half of his reported 10million fortune.
The couple split in November 2017 following 20 years of marriage.
Mrs Hollywood, 55, reportedly filed for divorce last August on grounds of adultery.
The Bake Off judge, 53, insisted his current relationship, with 24-year-old Summer Monteys-Fullam, began only after his marriage fell apart.
Master baker Hollywood has built up his massive fortune thanks to several TV and book deals.
The 53-year-old has just signed a new 2million, two-year deal to continue presenting Bake Off on Channel 4.
It means Hollywood, on the show since 2010, will now be on screen until 2021. The programme is due to return this autumn.
The starting point in the divorce courts will be a 50:50 division of all assets.
The couple moved into a large 2.5m house in Kent just a months before their split, where Mrs Hollywood now lives with their son Josh, 17.
Although a court date has not yet been set, the Daily Mail reported that it will happen over the next few weeks.
PUDDING IT ABOUT
The Hollywoods married in 1998 and the union survived his fling in 2013 with US TV cook Marcela Valladolid.
However she said in an interview that his relationship with Miss Monteys-Fullam had been a different matter and she had been unable to even think of forgiving him again.
She said: “Everybody’s allowed one mistake.
“It happened again and it was a done deal, my marriage was over.”
Last week Hollywood was pictured kissing and cuddling his new girlfriend during a lavish day out at Chester racecourse to celebrate her 24th birthday.
He treated his partner and her pals to a 330-a-head private box, where they were surrounded by buckets of beer and 80 bottles of Laurent-Perrier champagne.
Summer took to Instagram to share images of the day, captioning the post: “Spending my birthday with the most incredible people.
“Always surround yourself with people who value you and love you – can’t go wrong.”
Last week The Sun revealed Hollywood bought Summer a 9,000 hot tub for her birthday.
He also bought her a 9,000 ring and a 1,000 Rottweiler earlier this year.
Last April he whisked her off to Mauritius where they stayed at a 1,000-a-night villa. In December Paul paid for a break to Verbier in the Swiss Alps.
Last year he shelled out around 100,000 for a Range Rover SVR.
The pair met when the celebrity baker was organising a birthday party for his then wife Alex at the pub where Summer worked.
In February Alex had a fiery spat with Summer when they bumped into one another in M&S in Canterbury, Kent.
Paul Hollywood split with his wife Alex in November 2017
Alex filed for divorce based on the grounds of adultery which Paul denies
Summer Monteys-Fullam pulls Paul Hollywood in for a kiss
The couple put on a passionate display in a racecourse box at Chester last week