Is Bobby Flay Dating Giada? Why Did They Stop Talking for Eight Months?
With all of the allegations and controversies involving renowned Food Network chefs Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay over the previous 10 years, there’s a lot to unpack. Did they ever have a romantic relationship? Why were they on an ostensibly romantic dinner date in 2015? Why did they travel to Italy in 2019 together?
Has Giada Cheated on Her Husband?
Infidelity suspicions between Matt Lauer of Today, artist John Mayer, and fellow Food Network personality Bobby Flay surfaced in 2015. Giada, on the other hand, has emphasized that she has never been in a relationship with Matt Lauer, stating that they are merely long-time friends and coworkers and have never been romantically involved.
De Laurentiis told Redbook about her alleged relationship with John Mayer, “The John Mayer incident was completely unexpected.” “I was shocked,” she said, adding that she hadn’t spoken to Mayer in years before the charges surfaced.
How Giada and Bobby Met and Why They Didn’t Talk for Eight Months?
De Laurentiis and chef Bobby Flay are the subjects of the greatest number of rumors regarding Giada’s alleged infidelity with her spouse. According to reports, the two chefs met for the first time in 2004 at a culinary expo in Philadelphia and became immediate friends. Later, they were partnered as partners on a special episode of Iron Chef America alongside fellow Food Network personalities Rachael Ray and Mario Batali.
De Laurentiis confesses that they did not communicate with one another for eight months after losing to Food Network chefs Rachael Ray and Mario Batali on Iron Chef America. At the time, neither chef made a public statement regarding their refusal to communicate. However, De Laurentiis ultimately addressed their 2006 dispute on the podcast Beyond the Plate in 2018.
She stated, “He did not consider our loss significant. I did not communicate with him for eight months! I did not. Nothing. Silence.” However, the two acquaintances reconciled behind closed doors, with neither issuing a public statement regarding the reconciliation.
Are Giada and Bobby in a Relationship?
Among all of the speculations about who De Laurentiis has dated, her odd relationship with chef Bobby Flay has received the most attention. Not only do the two have a natural chemistry on television, but they both mysteriously revealed their divorces in 2015.
De Laurentiis has maintained several times throughout the years that they are merely long-time friends who have never been in a love relationship. However, shortly after her divorce was finalized, De Laurentiis was photographed in NYC with Bobby Flay at Emilio’s Ballato for a private dinner. During the dinner, the two Food Network stars were supposedly holding hands and seeming quite close and comfy together.
A representative from Emilio’s Ballato stated that the two celebs had supper together and even tipped them handsomely. Not only was this at the time of De Laurentiis’ divorce, but De Laurentiis and Flay were also filming together. De Laurentiis has maintained that she has no romantic involvement with Flay.
Given that they’ve both been accused of infidelity in their previous marriages, their night out and purported low-key PDA raises an eyebrow. On the other hand, perhaps foodies all across the world simply want the two cooks to have a Food Network fairytale ending.