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Did Bobby Flay have an extramarital affair with Elyse Tirrell?
The New York Post's Page Six reported Sunday that the Food Network star, 50, had cheated on his wife Stephanie March, 40, with his assistant, 28. The allegation came 10 days after Flay and the Law & Order: SVU star separated and nine days after Flay filed for divorce. March's lawyers have challenged the couple's prenuptial agreement, under which Flay is to pay her $5,000 a month. The former couple has been married for 10 years and they have no children together.
Tirrell worked at Flay's restaurant, Bar Americain, before becoming his assistant.
So, what did Flay have to say about the alleged affair?
"We will continue to refrain from responding to the continued efforts by certain parties to spread rumors and innuendo," Flay's rep told E! News in response to the report that the restaurateur and Tirrell had a secret three-year relationship. "This specific allegation was in a letter sent from one attorney in this case to the other. It was written and then leaked specifically to try to insert this story into the press, and that's unfortunate. Even more unfortunate is that all of this is being done in order to renegotiate a pre-nuptial agreement that was agreed to over a decade ago and never amended during the marriage."