Melissa Spalding (Paul Hollywood’s Girlfriend) Age, Chequers Inn Pub, Bake Off, Wiki, Biography & More

Melissa Spalding is an entrepreneur and Landlady at The Chequers Inn Smarden, but she is famous for another reason. She is the current girlfriend of Paul Hollywood, who is recognized by most as the judge of ‘The Great British Bake Off.’ 

Paul has established himself as one of the best bakers in the world, and he is also a Television presenter who has worked in TV series like ‘Paul Hollywood’s Bread’ and ‘Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds.’ Similarly, the celebrity chef has also made appearances in ‘The Generation Game‘ and ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show‘.

Melissa Spalding and Paul Hollywood have reportedly been dating since October 2019. They were even several times at Melissa’s bar located in Tonbridge, where they met first as she is Paul’s local pub’s beautiful landlady.

Hollywood met Spalding at ‘The Chequers Inn in Kent’ in the United Kingdom, where she works (and once lived) as a landlady. It’s believed that Miss Spalding caught Hollywood’s eye while running the inn’s tavern, where he has been a frequent guest for drinks as it is close to his home in Kent. When Chequers Inn went up for sale after the pair began dating, it prompted Spalding to move into Hollywood’s house. 

mellisa spalding with husband on a date
Image Credits: Paul Hollywood's Instagram


Melissa Spalding
Nick NameMelissa
ProfessionEnterpreneur (Landlady of a Pub)
Famous ForDating Paul Hollywood
Personal Life
Date of Birth1986
Age (as in 2023)37
Place of BirthTonbridge, England, United Kingdom
AlmameterHeadcorn CP (1988-1995)
Invicta Grammar Shcool (1995-2000)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx)in feet inches - 5 '5"
in centimeters - 165 cm
in meters - 1.65 m
Weight (approx)in kilograms - 56 kg
in pounds - 123 lbs
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorBrown
Family, Relationship & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Husband / BoyfriendPaul Hollywood
Net Worth (approx)$ 1-2 Million

Melissa is from Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom, and holds a British nationality. She attended Headcorn CP between the years 1988 and 1995 school and later went on to Invicta Grammar School from 1995 to 2000. After completing her education, she engaged in running the bar franchise that her family holds in Tonbridge, whose branches are spread throughout the county of Kent in the United Kingdom.

Paul Hollywood was born in 1966 in Wallasey, United Kingdom, and is of British Nationality. He was previously married to chef Alexandra Hollywood for 20 years, who was drawn into headlines over her public clashes with Summer (Paul’s Girlfriend). He broke up with Alex Hollywood in 2017, with whom he has a son named Josh, and their 20-year marriage ended by a divorce in divorce in 2019. Paul officially removed his ex-wife from her positions as director and secretary of his multi-million-pound firm in 2020.

After breaking up with his ex-wife, he started dating Summer Monteys-Fullam (barmaid and entrepreneur), who is more than 25 years younger than him. But they broke up, too, after dating for two years. She said that he asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement, and she alleged that Paul’s romance with Melissa started months before theirs ended. According to sources, Paul cheated on Summer with Melissa. Someone from the close circle said:

Before Paul and Summer split, everyone in the village where they lived and where Melissa works was gossiping about Melissa and Paul,’ they said. ‘But Summer refused to believe it. He denied it when she confronted him and claimed he and Melissa were just friends and there was no crossover. But when they went on a romantic holiday to Cyprus, Summer thinks it was clearly all a fib,’ they added.

paul hollywood ex girlfriend Summer Monteys - Fullam's hot picture
Image Credits: Summer Monteys - Fullam's Instagram

Some Interesting Facts About Melissa Spalding

  • According to our sources, Melissa Spalding was engaged twice but never married in her life. She is on Instagram with the ID @melissaspalding0909. But she kept it in private.
  • Melissa and Paul holidayed at a five-star hotel in Cyprus– the same place where Hollywood once worked as the head baker, and he married his now ex-wife, Alexandra, at the same spot. Later, the couple spent Christmas Day together at the Chequers Inn in Smarden, Kent, where Melissa works. 
  • She moved into Paul’s 18th-century farmhouse after the homeowners of The Chequers Inn in Smarden, Kent, put it up on the market. And they are having a quiet life in rural Kent, residing in an impressive Grade II listed home in Ashford.
  • This converted farmhouse is said to be surrounded by eight acres of idyllic land and is comprised of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and features a large sweeping driveway, like what we find at a royal residence.

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