Hot on the heels of his dumping at the hands of ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam, Paul Hollywood's estranged wife Alex has spoken out about her relationship with the GBBO star.
In her first interview following the break up of her 21-year marriage to the chef, Alex has revealed she has finally rediscovered her "sense of self".
While she's still in a legal battle with Paul, the couple's divorce was finalised earlier this summer.
Alex now spends her time cooking and writing cookbooks.
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She told The Times: "For the past five years I’ve had my face on the front of newspapers. But now that I’m cooking and writing, it’s a positive thing. This is about who I am, not about my former marriage."
Alex also revealed how she has managed to maintain her sanity during the divorce proceedings.
Now that I’m on my own, I realise how important it is for women to keep a sense of self – we can lose ourselves sometimes.
She said: "I’m a single mum and going through a divorce, so the morning walk is when I clear my mind."
She added: "Now that I’m on my own, I realise how important it is for women to keep a sense of self – we can lose ourselves sometimes."
Alex had previously spoken about "losing" herself during her marriage to Paul.
She told The Telegraph: "When you get married and have children, it's easy to lose yourself."
She added: "I'm not complaining because I was happy, but then someone else rips everything up and it wakes you up to who you are and what you have become and what sacrifices you've made."
Paul and Alex split for the first time in 2013 after he had an affair.
They reunited but it wasn't meant to be, with the pair calling it quits for good in 2017.
Paul moved on with barmaid Summer, who he split from recently after she refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement, banning her from talking about their relationship.
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