Paul Hollywood is reportedly set to marry his girlfriend Melissa Spalding this week at the same resort where he wed his ex-wife.
The Great British British star, 57, has been relationship with the pub landlady, 39, for the past three years and is said to have quietly proposed in 2022.
In pictures obtained by The Sun, the couple were pictured soaking up the sun and relaxing on a beach near the five-star venue with their loved ones.
Paul donned a pair of bright orange swimming trunks as he ran into the sea to cool off.
Sources told The Sun Paul and Melissa are expecting 75 guests, including celebrity pals, such as fellow show judge Prue Leith.
Wedding: Paul Hollywood is reportedly set to marry his girlfriend Melissa Spalding this week at the same resort where he wed his ex-wife
They said: ‘People privately think it’s odd he’s marrying here because he has so many memories of his first wife connected to the hotel.
‘He gets treated like royalty by the owners, but what must Melissa think?
‘She’s following in the same footsteps where he had another woman on his arm.
‘He publicly talks of how precious the memories are for him at the Anassa. But they all involve other women.’
The TV star was married to his ex-wife Alexandra for 19 years but they announced their split in 2017. Their relationship broke down over cheating allegations.
The couple met while they were both living in Cyprus and later married in the country.
Following their break-up, Paul went public with his romance with Summer Monteys-Fullam, 26, but they then announced their split in 2019.
Sources close the couple told The Sun: ‘Paul proposed some months ago, but they have been keeping it very quiet since then.
‘It’s only in the past month that she has begun wearing her engagement ring out in public, and sharing their news with friends.
‘There are no wedding plans in place yet.’
Split: The TV star was married to his ex-wife Alexandra for 19 years but they announced their split in 2017. Their relationship broke down over cheating allegations
Insiders suggested that Paul asked Melissa to marry him over Easter earlier this year, but she has only just started wearing her engagement ring publicly.
Last year it was revealed Paul was living with his new girlfriend in the countryside home that he bought with his former lover, Summer.
Melissa moved into Paul’s 18th Century farmhouse after the owners of The Chequers Inn in Smarden, Kent, where she was living, put it up for sale.
Friends previously spoke about how the couple said they are ‘madly in love’.
‘Paul and Melissa spent a lot of time together in lockdown,’ said a friend. ‘They bubbled up together and stayed at his house. Now she is there for good. They are delightfully happy, though it must be a bit strange given it was bought for Summer.’
The baker and Melissa at The Chequers Inn where he was a regular.
They confirmed their relationship in December 2019 after previously denying they had sparked up a romance.
The TV judge had repeatedly denied that he was enjoying a romance after their friendship was revealed in August 2019 following his split from Summer.
However, after the couple spent Christmas Day at the pub, a spokesman for Paul told the Mail On Sunday: ‘They are very happily together.’
GBBO: Sources told The Sun Paul and Melissa are expecting 75 guests, including celebrity pals, such as fellow show judge Prue Leith (Paul pictured with his Great British Bake Off co-stars)
It is understood that the couple headed on a mini break shortly after Christmas of the same year.
A source close to the couple said: ‘Melissa was pulling pints and cleaning tables on Christmas Day so they didn’t get to spend much time together, but they are away now.’
In November 2019, the pair were spotted holding hands by the pool at the five-star Annabelle hotel in Paphos, Cyprus, where he also met and married his estranged wife Alex.
Melissa used Paul’s credentials to help her at the pub as he judged a bake sale.
In a screenshot of the pub landlady’s Facebook, obtained by The Sun , her post read: ‘Who will be our Smarden star baker?’
‘Paul Hollywood will be judging your delicious cakes in a winner takes all competition.’
At the time, Paul was settling his divorce and battle for his £10 million fortune from wife Alex out of court.
The TV baker’s ex-girlfriend Summer also revealed that was taking her former flame to court for £4,000 over her two horse shelters, built at his £800,000 Kent farmhouse earlier in the year.
Ex: While the TV baker’s ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24, revealed she was taking her former flame to court for £4,000 over her two horse shelters, built at his £800,000 Kent farmhouse earlier in the year
Summer claimed she’d been left with ‘no alternative’ but to take legal action against the Bake Off judge four months after they ended their two-year relationship.
She told MailOnline: ‘All I have ever wanted was to get back what is rightfully mine – stuff I bought with my own savings… he’s punishing my horses with his spite.’
The social media influencer purchased the first stable when she moved her horses to his Grade II listed home in January, and built the second in March for her mare who was pregnant.
‘I’m incredibly disappointed that I’ve had to choose this course of action against Paul’, she said. ‘Dealing with Paul is a nightmare – everything is done through his lawyers.’
Paul and Summer split over the summer after she refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement, as requested by the Bake Off star.