Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis seem to be more open on the real status of their relationship lately.
Flay and de Laurentiis have been rumored to be dating after they announced their separation to their respective spouses. However, they have yet to publicly give any personal statement to confirm or deny the rumors, although Giada’s reps released a statement reiterating that the host is not and did not have any extra marital affairs with her fellow chef and host, Your Health Magazine reported.
Both Flay and de Laurentiis’ divorce have been finalized recently. Flay was married to Stephanie March while Giada filed for divorce to fashion designer husband of 11 years, Todd Thompson.
Several news sites claimed that Flay’s divorce papers contained accounts of alleged infidelity with several women. Flay had been linked to his assistant, Elyse Tirrell, and actress January Jones. De Laurentiis’ name, on the other hand, has been tied to several men including Flay, John Mayer and Matt Lauer.
People magazine reported de Laurentiis and Thompson divorce has been finalized earlier this month. They will share joint custody of their seven-year-old daughter, Jade Marie.
Thompson will also be receiving $9,000 per month for child support and will also keep their $3.2 million worth house in California. These further fueled speculations that Thompson may have known the alleged affair of Flay and his wife.
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Giada and her publicity team have been trying to repair her tarnished family image on the Food Network channel.
In an interview with Extra TV, Giada 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.”