Rumors that chefs Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis are having an affair are getting more fire than ever.
Both Food Network chefs have filed for divorce from their respective partners. Giada, 45, filed her divorce from husband, fashion designer Todd Thompson, just few weeks after the “Beat Bobby Flay” host’s divorce filing. Flay’s divorce with wife, actress Stephanie March, was recently finalized.
Starcasm reported, citing a source, that Bobby and Giada held hands while dining together and even carved their initials into their dinner table.
Giada has denied all the rumors while Flay just shrugged off the reports, Movie News Guide said.
This was not the first time Flay and De Laurentiis have been dragged into marital infidelity issues, Realty Today noted.
Flay was once linked to his junior assistant Elyse Tirrell, with whom he allegedly had an affair for three years. He also got involved with “Mad Men” actress January Jones in 2010.
De Laurentiis, on the other hand, was linked to Matt Lauer, John Mayer, and Flay while she was still married to Thompson.
In an interview with Extra TV, Giada admitted that the last year of her life “has been a little more tumultuous” with all the rumors about dating her “Food Network Star” co-host.
She said, “People are going to write what people are going to write. Luckily, my daughter’s still young enough that I can shelter her a little bit from it all, but I deal with it and I don’t really respond to it, and I move past it. It’s going to be what it’s going to be.”
“I’ve sort of started a new life on my own with my daughter. Cooking has really sort of redefined my life in a way that truly the moment of inspiration and true happiness is when I’m in the kitchen,” the celebrity chef added.
Giada has an 8-year-old daughter.
Bobby and Giada hosts “Food Network Star,” which will air its season finale on Sunday at 9 PM EST.