Wendy Williams turned up the heat on her eponymous talk show Wednesday.

Giada De Laurentiis made an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show to do a cooking segment and promote her cookbook, Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count...Without Stressing Out. Williams wasted no time asking De Laurentiis about her September 2014 divorce from Todd Thompson after 11 years of marriage. "I've always loved cooking, and I always say that I sort of gained my confidence as a young girl in the kitchen, that's where I felt the most creative and empowered," De Laurentiis said. "What happened over the years working, you get caught up in your world, and all of a sudden my world came sort of crashing and I got divorced. I have a child, so I became a single mother [to Jade, 7]… I took a year of just sort of reflection. Cooking really helped me get through it. It made me happy."

Williams mentioned romance rumors involving Bobby Flay, who split with his wife Stephanie March in the spring; both chefs have denied the reports. De Laurentiis joked she's been linked to "anybody I laid eyes on even crossing the street."

As De Laurentiis whipped up an American breakfast rice bowl, Williams inquired about her relationship status, asking, "Are you dating? Do you have a boyfriend?"

"You know what I love? I love how she just dropped that in the middle of it," the Food Network star said. "That's what makes you good at what you do, Wendy! Catch me off-guard!" Pressed further, De Laurentiis confessed, "I'm going to say kind of, and I will tell you, this is the first time I've actually said that!"

"Are you in love?" Williams asked.

"God!" De Laurentiis giggled.

The chef did not want to reveal her new man's identity, but that didn't stop Williams from trying. "I could just read Page Six and find everything out or you could just come clean now," she said, referring to the gossip column. De Laurentiis countered, "Oh, does Page Six actually tell the truth? Have you found in your experience it does?" Williams said, "No! That's what I want you to talk to us about."

You can't blame Williams for trying!

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