Marcela’s personal life has been quite eventful. Her whirlwind romance with Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood in 2012 was greatly publicized in gossip media. The former couple were co-stars on American Baking Competition. Marcela never addressed the affair but Paul spoke to Hello Magazine in October 2013 about his personal life saying, “I did have an affair in America with my co-judge and it was the biggest mistake of my life because actually I still love my wife.”
He had separated from his wife of over a decade after the affair became public. At the time of the affair, Marcela was divorced, supposedly for the second time, from her husband, Fausto Gallardo. If rumors are to be believed, Marcela and Fausto were married twice; they divorced in 2009 and married again sometime around 2012.
Marcela has a son, named Fausto, with her former husband. In 2015, Marcela shared on Instagram that she was pregnant with her second child. She delivered her second son, David, on 9th April 2015.
The mother of two is presently pregnant with her third child. In August 2016 she announced on her popular cooking show that she is expecting a baby girl with her fiance, Philip Button. Philip is a talent agent at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment Agency.