Alexandra Hollywood rose to prominence for being Paul Hollywood wife. Paul is an English celebrity chef and television anchor who is best known as a judge on BBC Two series The Great British Bake Off. Alexandra and Paul divorced after 20 years of marriage. What do you know about Alexandra’s life?
Here is everything you need to know about Alexandra Hollywood.
- Profession: Diving instructor, writer
- Date of birth: 11 May 1964
- Age: 56 years (as of 2021)
- Place of birth: Kent, South East England
- Marital status: Divorced
- Children: 1
Alexandra Hollywood biography
She is from Kent, South East England. She was born to Michael and Gloria Moores. She has two siblings.
Her father was an executive in the construction industry. Her mother is half-French, half-Norwegian. It was she who encouraged Alexandra’s interest in cooking.
Alexandra Hollywood age
She was born in 1964. Her birthday is on 11 May. As of 2021, she is 56 years old.
She received education from Ursuline College.
She did not apply to any university after graduating from high school because she had other ambitions, including travelling.
She took a secretarial course to satisfy her mother, constantly insisting on receiving education. She then moved to London to work for Loewe and Nicole Farhi, a luxury goods company. She also cooked for private dinner parties.
Every winter, the girl moved to France to work as a chalet girl. Later, she began working at a diving school in Cyprus thanks to her older brother, Simon.
Alexandra and Paul Hollywood marriage
Paul is one of the most iconic television personalities in the United Kingdom. He is a chef, television anchor, and culinary show judge.
While following his television career, millions of female fans could not help but wonder, Is Paul Hollywood married? Who is this mysterious woman who has won his heart?
He met Alexandra in 1996. She worked as a diving instructor in Paphos, Cyprus, while he worked as a head baker.
Here is how Alexandra commented on their life in Cyprus:
Life was good for us in Cyprus. We lived in a beautiful villa with a pool, and Paul would roar around on his big motorbike, while I had my moped. We were incredibly happy together and shared a passion for food. That’s what brought us together.
Paul Hollywood married her in 1998 after two years of dating. The following year, Paul Hollywood family moved to the United Kingdom. In October 2001, the couple welcomed their first and the only son, Josh.
Alexandra and Paul Hollywood divorce
They have struggled to keep their relationship. In 2013, Paul Hollywood and wife parted ways due to Paul’s affair with Marcela Valladolid.
Fortunately, the pair overcame their difficulties and reconciled a few months later. In an interview with BBC Radio 5 live’s Richard Bacon, Paul commented on it as follows:
It was the biggest mistake of my life – because actually I still love my wife... we are talking, working together but it's going to take time. I was shocked about the whole thing kicking off the way it did... but I deserved it and I've taken it. It was my punishment.
Alexandra chose to stay married to her husband for the sake of their son. It seemed that their relationship would become as romantic as it was before. A few years later, something went wrong in their relationship again.
Alexandra and Paul Hollywood marriage ended in 2017. The couple filed for a divorce. Alexandra accused Paul of cheating.
Their divorce was finalized only on 19 July 2019. Shortly after that, the renowned chef started dating barmaid Summer Monteys-Fullam.
Here is how Alexandra commented on her divorce:
Divorce hurts. I was married for 20 years. But you keep going.
These days, Alexandra Hollywood keeps on enjoying her life and cooking. She has already released two books titled My Busy Kitchen and Cooking Tonight.
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