More evidence of Bobby Flay’s many, many affairs comes to light in court documents

CD release party for the new cast recording of On the Twentieth Century held at Bar Americain restaurant. Featuring: Kristin Chenoweth, Bobby Flay Where: New York City, New York, United States When: 17 May 2015 Credit: Joseph Marzullo/


Bobby Flay and Stephanie March are getting a divorce. One of the reasons for the divorce is Flay’s infidelity. Now, thanks to legal documents recently made public-slash-unearthed, we know a little bit more about how much infidelity Bobby Flay committed, as well as a little bit more about the nature of the nasty proceedings, which more than one publication has called “insane.”

First of all, the background: Bobby Flay and Stephanie March have been having “problems” for awhile. Minor stuff, though, like Flay sending his personal assistant instead of coming himself when March was hospitalized following a burst appendix. Or the two of them not spending their ten-year anniversary together this past February because Flay was at a wine festival.

Also because Bobby Flay had a “torrid” three-year affair with Elyse Tirrell, a 28-year-old chef who’s worked for the 50-year-old Flay for some time. According to Stephanie March’s friend Maia Madison, March was completely devastated when she found out about Tirrell and Flay, but had suspected something foolish for some time:


She came to my house and was sobbing uncontrollably. She said, ‘I can’t believe the last 10 years of my life have been a lie.’ Elyse had always seemed so nervous when Stephanie came to one of the restaurants, and Stephanie, not knowing what was happening, went out of her way to compliment her and try to make her more comfortable. Elyse had even been to Stephanie’s home when she was there—and when she wasn’t.


Bobby Flay honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Featuring: Bobby Flay Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 02 Jun 2015 Credit: Nicky Nelson/


Then there was the fling that Flay with Mad Men star January Jones. The pair were spotted together in Las Vegas as far back as January of 2010, and apparently looked quite cozy–even downright intimate. According to the eyewitness who first spotted them,


They were both in the booths where the fireplace was. At the Peppermill, the fireplace area is where the ‘couples’ usually sit. They were sitting very close to each other, talking, laughing, and slight touching involved. It looked a lot like they were just flirting back and forth with each other. They looked like they were an item. I thought maybe his wife and him had gotten a divorce but I checked online to my surprise that he was still married?


According to March, though, this encounter wasn’t just a one-time, hand-holding, laughing-together type of friendship. The divorce papers her lawyer has filed allege that Flay and Jones “had sex many times and in different places, including the London Hotel in Los Angeles.”

Beyond that, there’s widespread speculation regarding Bobby Flay and fellow Food Network celebrity Giada de Laurentiis. Both filed for divorce from their spouses within a month of each other, and there have been rumors about the two since at least Giada’s drunken appearance on the Food Network Thanksgiving special two years ago. Nothing in March’s divorce papers mentions Giada by name, but the references to “other women” have raised eyebrows in light of recent sightings of Bobby and Giada together, holding hands under the table at a restaurant, and–very allegedly–carving their initials into the table.

One particularly strange mention in the divorce papers has nothing to do with affairs. According to March, Bobby Flay gave her a racehorse named “Dad’s Crazy” as a fourth anniversary gift. Then, “Dad’s Crazy” (which, sadly, isn’t a reference to Flay, as he has no children with March) went on to win $130,000, all of which Flay kept for himself. Then, Flay sold the horse at auction for $60,000, and kept that money, as well. Flay, via his attorney, has denied keeping any horse-based money.

The latest round in the battle occurred this week, during the dedication creremony for Flay’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During his acceptance speech, a plane flew overhead, trailing a banner that said, simply, “CHEATER.” There’s footage of the event:



March denies having anything to do with the banner.


(Photo credits: WENN)

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  • Ugh

    Not surprising. I’ve had the unfortunate experience of meeting and dealing with Bobby Flay. It was unpleasant. He has issues.

  • MsAwesomePants

    I feel sorry for her. But I think it’s hilarious someone did the cheater banner during his walk of fame speech.

  • erb123

    ugh i feel bad for her. she must have pretty low self esteem to have to stuck around all these years with such a known cheater. i mean janurary jones called him after her DUI and that was all over the tabloids. (speaking of, what is wrong with JJ, she has been linked to so many married men)

    • sammi

      Not to mention January refuses to name the father of her 4 year old. Im just sayin…

  • Mia

    Wonder if he’s the father of January jones’ baby? There’s been speculation for quite some time that the reason she’s “raising the child on her own” is because the father was a married man.

    • erb123

      i think in the divorce papers stephanie said he was with JJ in early 2010 but JJ didnt get pregnant until late 2010. which was when she was filming xmen and linked w/ the married director (Matthew Vaughn)

      she has been linked with flay, vaughn and ashton kutcher while he was still married to demi moore

      • gemma

        And Jason Sudeikis, Michael Fassbender and Jeremy Sisto. I don’t think it’s fair to her kid though to keep him away from whomever his father is, unless the father just outright asked to be left alone. And I wonder just how many paternity tests she would need with the laundry list of men she’s been linked to.

  • savannah

    Is that top picture Kristin Chenoweth? I read and reread the article, she’s not mentioned. Seems strange to have her pic there. Either way this guy seems like a slime and I think its hilarious that someone flew that cheater banner at his Walk of Fame ceremony.

  • Josie

    Ugh. He’s so smarmy. I’m no longer a fan.

  • codi

    Who knew Bobby Flay had so much game.

  • janie

    She married a man who’s a serial cheater, he was with someone else when they hooked up. She knew in 2010 about J Jones, even implied the baby was his? She signed a prenup, done deal. Clearly there’s no fidelity clause or this would already be over. The longer they fight over this money, the less either one will get. The lawyers are raking it in as they continue to fight. This all blew up over him cutting off her credit cards, I think she could care less about the cheating and wanted the lifestyle. Now there’s no going back. Smh!

    • Brandy

      My, what a cynic you are! What kind of lifestyle is it when you’re married to a man who wants to sleep with anybody but YOU??? How mentally debilitating that is! (Been there, done that.) I think she kept trying to make her marriage work but eventually it got to the point where it became obvious that was NEVER going to happen, and that’s when HE filed for divorce. I think he just got tired of being married to her and wanted to share his DNA with whoever was willing to accept it. She didn’t file – HE DID. I kept trying to reconcile with my husband after he moved out, but he just wanted out. He had to be forced to pay child support and THEN he sued me for our house even though it was MY money that paid for it!! But he’s dead now and he left his child NOTHING, although he collected Waterford crystal with his 2nd wife.

  • ThatBlondeGirl

    January Jones is such a homewrecker…her men of choice are the married ones. Both parties are equally yuck, but come on lady!

  • Theresa

    Humble? He is the last person on Earth that exudes humility! Very disappointed in learning his true nature, not a good guy. You lost a fan here.

  • itsamystery

    Also no longer a Flay fan. In fact, I always wished he had some kind of sense of humor. He always seems dark and “mysterious” and now we know why. Whyever would Giada have an affair with him? Arghhh. He’d be wise to settle with his wife–whatever she wants with a non-disclosure…

  • Jamie Huntoon

    I guess he was sleeping with Giada.

  • Emily

    Um that “cheater” banner is hilarious. I have never liked him, he always seemed very egotistical and disingenuous.

  • Stacy

    Regardless of his private life which is no one’s business, why try and take away what that man has accomplished professionally? He is still by far one of the best chefs around. If we were all judged by what we do in our personal lives, none of us should be allowed to say anything about anyone ever. I don’t care how many women he’s slept with. I still love his shows and him. I don’t personally know him so I have no right to judge him. Who says it’s all him? Is she such a perfect person or is she better at hiding her own transgressions? She is an actress after all. She knew what she was getting into when she married him and if she didn’t that was her own fault for not taking the time to find out what he was all about. She probably wanted to get him from the other woman in a hurry. Now look at where things have ended up. There is always 3 sides to every story: her side, his side and the truth. She is not as lily white as you all are making her out to be. It takes two to tango and if nothing about her has come to the surface, it’s because he has decided not to leak anything out. All of the dirty fighting is coming from her and her lawyers. She smells money and she wants her lifestyle back. Technically, she isn’t owed anything. He got to where he is before they even met. Can someone say money hungry?

    • Brandy

      I take nothing from what he has accomplished professionally, BUT I still think he’s a slime-ball! You are entitled to your own opinion, but to my knowledge, NOTHING has ever been reported about HER messing around! And HE has been observed with many women, so what does that tell a person? And that remark about “3 sides to every story: her side, his side and the truth” – that is just NOT SO. My ex used to say that, but all I did was recite the facts and not my take on the facts, and he would come back with that stupid remark….so the truth is just the Truth, no matter WHO is telling it. IMHO, he’s just a horn-dog looking for another notch on his belt…

    • veracity

      you are an angry person and a hypocrite. initially stating that people should not judge others personal life and then judge bobby’s wife. regardless… a person is significantly made up of morals and thus their intentions and behavior… not just their occupation. no one really knows what goes on in ones personal life… but generally chosen action pictures are highly probable in truth. likely many more ‘lies and rats’ hidden behind those found out.

  • travelmaven

    He’s a self involved, self centered jerk….and definitely a cheater, as most narcissists are. Unless he honestly knew that he was married to the wrong person from day one, then he is simply a serial cheater, and always will be. Best for Stephanie to know this now….so that she can go on to have a normal life with a great husband and kids.

  • Elpida

    Flay and Giada deserve each other. She’d flirt with a goat as long as it was a male. Her goal in life seems to be to have men fall all over her but fortunately, it won’t last very long. Have you seen how her looks have gone down hill lately? She certainly isn’t as attractive as she once was. Karma!

  • AlwaysRight

    So Paula Deene gets booted for saying the “N” word a hundred years ago but they keep this cheating man on air??? I hope Giada thinks it was worth it.

  • Maureen Sheridanflower12

    he is a super uber star. He has the charm,good looks and is very smart. Woman know this and expect different outcomes. Sad for them

  • Maureen Sheridanflower12

    Giada is not in his league. She needs help with her eating disorder and she’s so weak emotionally she could not send home a food contestant who was the designated least or best book. It was painful. Flay carries that. Network.