By Matt Bagwell
The ex-wife of .
After 20 years together, the couple confirmed they had parted ways in November 2017 amid reports that the ‘Great British Bake Off’ presenter had been unfaithful for a second time.
While Paul has maintained that his relationship with new girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam started after the marriage ended, Alex filed for divorce citing adultery.
Speaking to Prima magazine, she revealed the devastating effect of the break-up, stating: “No one should underestimate how separation and divorce can hit you.”
“I compare it to a moment where you’re driving along the motorway and then the next moment, something beyond your control happens and you’re driving in a completely different direction,” she added.
“You have to give yourself time to get your head round it.”
Paul and Alex previously split for a brief period in 2013, when it was revealed he had been having an affair with Marcela Valladolid, his co-presenter on the US version of ‘Bake Off’.
Alex continued: “Paul and I had an ordinary marriage – it lasted for 19 years with a hiccup in the middle and then an abrupt end.
“I don’t feel angry with Paul – though of course there’s a certain amount of hurt. Anger is emotive and I’m not carrying that around with me. All it does is upset you.”
The former couple have one son together, Josh.