Paul Hollywood's wife said the 'trust was totally gone' and she had grown tired of infidelity claims as it emerged the baker has already been turfed out the couple's £1.4million mansion.
The Great British Bake Off judge's split from his wife Alexandra is set to cost him up to half his £10 million fortune.
His wealth has risen dramatically in the last few years thanks to the phenomenal popularity of the Great British Bake Off.
But the end of his near 20-year marriage to wife Alexandra will put a squeeze on his cash.
Alexandra is currently living in the couple's £1.4million farmhouse near Canterbury in the Kent countryside. They were in the process of renovating it and over the spring, they put a pizza oven outside.
Hollywood is thought to have moved in temporarily with his best pal, the TV chef James Martin, who lives in Winchester.
Alex Hollywood's wife Alexandra (pictured together on holiday in Cyprus) could get half of his £10million fortune as part of any divorce deal, lawyers have said
It is the second time they have split – they separated briefly in 2013 after he had an affair.
Hollywood admitted he had been unfaithful to his wife with chef Marcela Valladolid, who is 12 years his junior and was his co-judge on the US version of Bake Off.
Valladolid, an American TV chef and cookery author, has found love again since her affair with Hollywood.
The mother-of-three, from San Diego, California, is now engaged to fiance Philip D. Button.
Marcela Valladolid, who had an affair with the Bake Off star during his time in the US, was seen out last night for the first time since the news emerged of his split
She stood alongside her fiance Philip D. Button at a cookery event in West Hollywood
The divorced mother-of-three, who is a famous chef in the US, has moved on since her fling with Hollywood and found a new partner
Hollywood walked out on his marriage. However, after briefly declaring himself 'single and happy', he said he 'absolutely' wanted to be reunited with Alexandra, describing his affair as the 'biggest mistake of my life'.
To add to his misery, the show The American Baking Competition, was cancelled – dashing Hollywood's dream of making it big in the US.
He and Alexandra - a privately educated blonde who once worked as a chalet girl - celebrated their reunion with a ski holiday in France over the festive season with their son, Josh, and Paul moved back into the family's listed house in Kent.
Hollywood has also been linked to cake maker Molly Robbins, 25, the daughter of actor Ted
Hollywood and Robbins met in 2014 at the BBC's Good Food Show and last year were spotted checking into the same Belfast hotel
Despite seemingly rebuilding their marriage, the couple have been plagued by rumours in recent weeks after Hollywood was pictured in a 'cosy embrace' with 2016 Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown, 32, who recently got engaged.
Hollywood and Miss Brown, who were accused by Bake Off fans of having a 'flirty' on-screen relationship, laughed off reports that they shared an 'intimate kiss' after the Pride of Britain Awards last month. She described it as a 'goodbye peck'.
Hollywood has also been linked to cake maker Molly Robbins, 25.
She is the daughter of actor Ted Robbins, a close friend of Paul. They met in 2014 at the BBC's Good Food Show and last year were spotted checking into the same Belfast hotel.
A spokesman for the star insisted nothing was going on and that the pair had met once socially and a handful of times professionally.
Hollywood with Marcela with whom he had an affair while working on the US version of Bake Off
Hollywood, 51, and Valladolid, 39 (pictured) admitted having an affair in 2013. The British baker later described it as 'the biggest mistake of my life'
Hollywood has not been spotted publicly with his wife since last December.
A source told The Sun: 'In the last few months, Alex had completely given up on their relationship.
'The trust was totally gone. She just didn't want to make it work any more. She feels fame has changed him. He's not the same man she fell for all those years ago.'
Friends of his wife have said his ego is to blame.
One family friend said: 'He is selfish, vain and an old-fashioned chauvinist.'
Another commented: 'If there is another woman in Paul's life it will not be anyone 'special' because there is only one person who Paul thinks is special, and that is Paul Hollywood.'
The couple (pictured on holiday in Cyprus last year) are separating after nearly 20 years of marriage, they have said in a joint statement
The now-separated couple are pictured kissing at the National Television Awards in 2015
Alexandra's brother Simon Moores