Celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis were allegedly on the stages of planning their marriage before Giada decided to move on and date someone else. The Food Network stars have been rumored to be dating, the same time that they were in the process of divorcing their respective spouses.
“We do get together on Food Network Star. Well, we’re very good friends. We’ve worked for many years together, but I don’t think that’s ever going to happen because I’m smarter than that,” the celebrity chef said.
When she appeared at the Wendy Williams Show earlier last month, she hinted that she is dating someone, which turned out to be TV producer Shane Farley. But before the denial and the announcement that she is dating Farley, De Laurentiis allegedly forced rumored boyfriend Flay to marry her.
Yibada reported that Giada is pushing Bobby to put a ring on her finger. It also cited an insider claim that the two have started living together and were also planning to announce their engagement.
Celeb Dirty Laundry added that De Laurentiis, at the time, was counting the days ’til Flay pop the question. However, it seemed that Bobby was not eager to settle down once more. De Laurentiis then admitted that she was dating Farley, while Flay is now rumored to be dating alleged old-flame January Jones.
The celebrity male chef has been linked with the “Mad Men” and “Last Man On Earth” star before. The two were allegedly spotted having dinner together in Las Vegas several years ago, Starcasm noted.
Flay’s former wife, actress Stephanie March, had accused the chef of cheating during their marriage. Bobby and Stephanie’s divorce has been finalized this year.
Meanwhile, Page Six reported that Shane’s estranged wife was upset at Giada’s announcement. Reports claimed that Shane filed for divorce on Mar. 30, and this has yet to be finalized.
De Laurentiis’ reps confirmed to Page Six that Giada and Shane are dating but did not start seeing each other until August of this year.