'It couldn't be further from the truth!' Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24, slams claims she used ex Paul Hollywood, 53, to be successful... as she admits she's 'still healing' from the break-up

Summer Monteys-Fullam has hit out at claims she 'used' her ex-boyfriend Paul Hollywood to be successful. 

The 24-year-old, who dated the GBBO judge, 53, for two years, said the assumption 'couldn't be further from the truth', while admitting she is still healing from their bitter break-up two months ago.  

'People think I've used this relationship to be successful, when people see a younger girl with an older guy or vice versa, they think that person is using the wealthier partner- but that's far from the truth,' Summer told New Magazine.  

Summer Monteys-Fullam has hit out at claims she 'used' her ex-boyfriend of two years Paul Hollywood to be successful (pictured last month)

Summer Monteys-Fullam has hit out at claims she 'used' her ex-boyfriend of two years Paul Hollywood to be successful (pictured last month)

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The qualified horse whisperer said it was 'easy to judge her' because she didn't have the 'wealth, fame and high profile' like Paul and that people forget there was 'love, commitment, care and respect' between them. 

The pair separated in a high-profile break-up in August, after she dumped him for asking her to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

But Summer admitted she is still healing from the relationship and doesn't want to jump into anything just yet. 

Heartache: The 24-year-old said the assumption 'couldn't be further from the truth', while admitting she is still healing from their bitter break-up two months ago (pictured 2017)

Heartache: The 24-year-old said the assumption 'couldn't be further from the truth', while admitting she is still healing from their bitter break-up two months ago (pictured 2017)

'Anyone who's come out of a big relationship doesn't necessarily want to get into another one straight away, I've just come out a very serious relationship and I'm not ready to replace that,' she said.  

Summer continued: 'It's a healing process... I'm not ruling it out but at the moment I'm getting over a huge break-up.' 

Talking further about her high-profile romance, Summer said people 'assume you're not very nice' as she firmly shut down claims she dated Paul for his money.  

Tough: The qualified horse whisperer said it was 'easy to judge her' because she didn't have the 'wealth, fame and high profile' (pictured last month)

Tough: The qualified horse whisperer said it was 'easy to judge her' because she didn't have the 'wealth, fame and high profile' (pictured last month)

The former barmaid has also revealed she has turned down several TV offers to further propel her career because two of her horses are pregnant with foals and their care is her main priority.  

And while Summer isn't ready to move on, she claimed earlier this month that Paul moved onto another woman several years his junior when he began seeing pub manager Melissa Spalding, 36. 

Paul became close to Melissa after he spent a lot of time in her pub, the Chequers in the Kent village of Smarden, after Summer dumped him.

He had met Summer while arranging a birthday party for his estranged wife Alexandra two years ago. 

Horse enthusiast: Summer also revealed she has turned down several TV offers because two of her horses are pregnant with foals expected in March (pictured with Shenanigans in April)

Horse enthusiast: Summer also revealed she has turned down several TV offers because two of her horses are pregnant with foals expected in March (pictured with Shenanigans in April)

Relations between Summer and Paul, who has a 17-year-old son with Alexandra, became strained after she vowed to sue him for defamation after he accused her of courting media attention. 

She announced earlier this month that she had dropped the case but sources close to the chef say he is continuing with his action and it is now expected to go to court.

‘He is determined to prove that Summer was sharing private details of their time together,’ said one. 

Early next year, Paul will face Alexandra, his wife of 20 years, in court, where a judge to decide how his £10 million fortune will be divided.

Divorce: Early next year, Paul will face his estranged wife of 20 years Alexandra, in court a judge to decide how his £10 million fortune will be divided (pictured 2017)

Divorce: Early next year, Paul will face his estranged wife of 20 years Alexandra, in court a judge to decide how his £10 million fortune will be divided (pictured 2017)

Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24, slams claims she used ex Paul Hollywood, 53, to be successful

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