Her death is not being treated as suspicious, police said.
A statement from Staffordshire Police read: “A woman from Stoke-on-Trent who was found dead this morning has been named as Paula Williamson, aged 38.
“Paula’s body was found in a house on Gordon Avenue, Sneyd Green, at around 7am.
“A post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death, but the death is not being treated as suspicious.
“A report is now being prepared for the Coroners.
“Next of kin have been informed. The family have asked for their right to privacy to allow them to grieve at this difficult time.”
Williamson and Bronson, 66, tied the knot in 2017, after she had visited him in jail on numerous occasions.
Bronson, pictured in 1992. Credit: PA
However, according to Stoke-on-Trent Live, their marriage was set to be annulled at the time of her death. Williamson reportedly filed for annulment, based on the grounds that they had not consummated their marriage.
Their relationship hit headlines last year when an image emerged of a man with his head between Williamson’s breasts during a holiday in Tenerife.
Williamson – a former actor who was known for appearing in soaps such as Coronation Street and Emmerdale – said she thought Bronson would see the funny side, tweeting at the time: “Charlie would be surprised if I didn’t. He knows I’m a flirt and loves me for it.”
Williamson on Loose Women. Credit: ITV
But Williamson later revealed their relationship had since broken down, appearing on Loose Women to discuss their marriage.
She told the Sun: “I’m absolutely devastated. I can’t stop crying. I made one stupid mistake. It was just a dare.
“They took the snap and in that one second they ended my marriage.”
She told the newspaper that Bronson – who is serving a life sentence and is currently in HMP Frankland – had also let her down.
She said that he had failed to keep a promise to her to stop being violent when he was accused of attacking the deputy governor of his old prison, HMP Wakefield, back in January 2018. Bronson was later cleared of trying to cause grievous bodily harm.
Williamson said: “I have always stuck up for him. I’ve lost everything through this – my work, my family, my friends and my dignity.
“Now, I’ve lost my husband.”
Rest in peace.