Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis

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Giada De Laurentiis revealed she has a new boyfriend on The Wendy Williams Show Wednesday but wouldn't expose his identity.

Because she didn't give a name, the Food Network star opened herself up to a whirlwind of speculation, which led some people to think Bobby Flay might be her potential new suitor. The chefs have been rumored to be an item in the past after they both got divorced at roughly the same time, but both parties denied the reports.

Williams mentioned Flay in her questioning, leading De Laurentiis to joke that she has been linked to "anybody I laid eyes on even crossing the street." Andy Cohen also addressed the potential kitchen couple on Watch What Happens Live Thursday. He informed her that fans want them to get together because of their "great chemistry," but she didn't seem to be into the idea.

"We do get together on Food Network Star," she joked. "Well, we're very good friends. We've worked for many years together, but I don't think that's ever going to happen because I'm smarter than that."


She also admitted she wouldn't date any other chefs. "Like I said, I know better. I'm one of them."

Cohen didn't press any further, but Williams did make sure to ask De Laurentiis Wednesday how serious her new relationship is. "Are you in love?" Williams asked.

"God!" De Laurentiis giggled. That's not a yes, but it's certainly not a no!

De Laurentiis announced in December that she was separating from Todd Thompson, whom she married in 2003. They share daughter Jade together. Flay filed for divorce from his wife of 10 years, Stephanie March, in April.

In January De Laurentiis responded to allegations that she had extramarital affairs with both Flay and John Mayer, vehemently denying any romance with either of them. "My long-time friendships with my co-workers...are exactly that—long-time friendships," she said at the time. "There has never been a romantic relationship with these two men."

She addressed it again on Watch What Happens Live when a viewer asked her to pick the "craziest" rumor or tabloid story written about her. "Probably that I have slept with half of America," she said. Asked about Mayer specifically, De Laurentiis replied, "That was a double whammy. That came out a long, long time ago, and then it came resurfaced again. I met John Mayer for like 30 seconds maybe like 10 years ago, and all of a sudden we slept together and had an affair and only God knows what."

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