Who is Paul Hollywood’s wife Alexandra? Budding TV chef, former scuba diving instructor and mum of one

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SHE is the wife of Paul Hollywood and a gifted chef herself – with two cookbooks to her name and maybe more to come.

But what else do we know about Alexandra Hollywood, and what has she done in the cooking world?

 She may be married to Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood but Alexandra is an avid chef in her own right

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She may be married to Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood but Alexandra is an avid chef in her own right

Who is Alexandra Hollywood?

Alexandra is a passionate cook and family food writer, who is married to Great British Bake Off host Paul Hollywood.

She was born in Kent as the middle child of Michael and Gloria Moores.

The foodie’s recipes have been published in books and publications and she has appeared on TV demonstrating her cooking skills.

Is Alexandra Hollywood a chef?

She may be married to Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood but she is an avid chef in her own right.

From a young age she would follow her mum around the kitchen and said her cooking style is heavily influenced by her French and Scandinavian family background.

She regularly cooks for family and friends, and has previously worked on a semi-professional basis in the French Alps.

The mum-of-one has also worked with several chefs helping with recipe development and writing and has launched two of her cookbooksooks: My Busy Kitchen and Cooking Tonight.

Alexandra has built up a fan base on Twitter after regularly posting recipes on her social media page.

She has also been on ITV’s Lorraine Show demonstrating her cooking skills.

 The foodie’s recipes have been published in books and publications and she has appeared on TV demonstrating her cooking skills

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The foodie’s recipes have been published in books and publications and she has appeared on TV demonstrating her cooking skills

How did Paul Hollywood meet Alexandra? What do we know about their personal life?

Alexandra met Paul, who is two years younger than her, when they were in Cyprus and they married within weeks of meeting in 1998.

At the time she was working as a scuba diving instructor and he was the head baker at a five-star hotel.

The pair have one son together, Josh.

The Sun revealed in May 2013 how Paul had left the family home in Kent after he became close to US co-host Marcela Valladolid when they filmed The American Baking Competition.

Alexandra said it was a “complete shock” when he left her and their then-11-year-old son Joshua after 15 years of marriage.

She confessed: “I love my husband and I was — and still am — very proud of what he has achieved, but there is no going back.”

Although she filed for divorce, the pair later reconciled.

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