Robert William Flay, best known as Bobby Flay, is an Emmy Award-winning chef and host of several cooking shows, including Brunch at Bobby and Iron Chef America. While the celebrity chef has a thriving job, his love life is a different story.
While the celebrity chef has a thriving job, his love life is a different story. Flay has been through three divorces, one of which made news when it became acrimonious.
Chef Flay is still hopeful about finding his soulmate, despite his repeated divorces, and has even attempted courting a Hollywood beauty.
Chef Bobby Flay is “very single”
Bobby Flay, the hot celebrity chef, is currently single. Flay, who was formerly married to actress Helena Yorke, revealed in October 2019 on his show, Beat Bobby Flay, that he was “extremely single.”
I’m very single. She (Helena York) kicked me to the curb.
In 2016, Flay and Yorke met at a Knicks game and began dating. In an interview with E! News, Flay said that they enjoyed cooking together and that he admired her cooking zeal.
Yorke has now moved on and is currently dating American actor and writer Max Jenkins.
Lots of things I love about her, one of them is that she is enthusiastic about so many things, eating is one of them but she loves to cook….We cook together so she’ll say I wanna make this and I stand next to her and help her.
Bobby Flay’s Marriages
Chef Flay’s first marriage began when he was 26 years old, when he married Debra Ponzek. Ponzek and Flay met at a Meals-On-Wheels charity event and married less than a year later in 1991, sharing a passion for cooking. However, after only two years of marriage, their love came to an end, and the couple divorced in 1993.
Flay met Kate Connelly a year later and found the love of his life for the second time. Connelly, a Food Network host, was a single mother with a 9-year-old boy. The couple married in Bolo in October 1995 and had a daughter named Sophie in 1996.
Flay’s second marriage, however, was short-lived as well; the pair separated and divorced in 1998. Flay’s two unsuccessful marriages didn’t stop him from falling in love again when he started dating Stephanie March, the star of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
The two went on a blind date at New York’s Nobu restaurant. March told CNN that she remembers thinking to herself, “Oh my my, this is the rest of my life.”
Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case! The pair married in 2005, but after a decade of marriage, they divorced. March accused Flay of emotional neglect and adultery in the year leading up to their divorce. After their divorce, it took five months for them to reach an agreement.
Despite his string of failed marriages, the outdoorsy chef was eager for love when he began dating Yorke. But, like his previous relationships, this one came to an end as well.
Is Close To His Daughter, Sophie Flay
Despite his inability to maintain romantic relationships, Flay is a different story when it comes to his daughter Sophie, whom he had with his second wife, Connelly.
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Sophie, who was born on April 16, 1996, and her father are quite close. On their official Instagram profiles, the father-daughter combo frequently posts photos of each other.
Sophie works for ABC7 as a community journalist.