Want a little more insight into the messy divorce of Stephanie March and Bobby Flay? Well here you go…
Apparently the two ACTUALLY split after Stephanie discovered Flay was having an affair with his young assistant, says a close friend of March.
March, 40, learned of the betrayal shortly after Thanksgiving, said actress/writer Maia Madison. The boyishly handsome 50-year-old Food Network star had for three years been seeing 28-year-old Elyse Tirrell, a singer/actress who worked as a hostess at the chef’s Bar Americain in Midtown in 2008 and became his assistant, she said.
March packed her things.
“She came to my house and was sobbing uncontrollably,’’ Madison recalled. “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.
“Now this girl is about to become the Monica Lewinsky of the food world.”
(via Page Six)
Not everybody is on board with this idea, though- some vehemently deny any affair, saying that Elyse is an assistant and JUST an assistant. Flay business partner Laurence Kretchmer defended his friend:
“Bobby has a rule that when people talk crap about him, he doesn’t respond,” he told The Post. “I’ve been in the middle of this relationship for 14 years, and he did everything he could to save his marriage.
“Elyse is a great and valued employee and it is awful to see her dragged into this thing. If she had an affair with Bobby, it would have been reported to me. That has never even been suggested, and people like to talk. Have Bobby and Elyse been seen together? Yes, that’s her job. None of this has any basis in reality.’’
Kretchmer added: “As ugly as Stephanie is going to look [when this news comes out], she will look uglier when other things come out.”
(via Page Six)
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Posted Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 8:08am
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