Robert William Flay, best known as Bobby Flay, is an Emmy Award-winning chef and host of several cooking shows, including Brunch at Bobby and Iron Chef America.
Flay has been through three divorces, one of which made news when it became acrimonious.
Chef Flay is still hopeful about finding his soulmate, despite his repeated divorces, and has even attempted courting a Hollywood beauty.
Chef Bobby Flay Describes Himself as “Extremely Single”
Bobby Flay, the hot celebrity chef, is currently single. Flay, who was formerly married to actress Helena Yorke, revealed in October 2019 on his show, Beat Bobby Flay, that he was “extremely single.”
I’m a pretty lonely person. She (Helena York) slammed the door in my face.
In 2016, Flay and Yorke met at a Knicks game and began dating. In an interview with E! News, Flay said that they enjoyed cooking together and that he admired her cooking zeal.
There are many things I admire about her, one of which is her enthusiasm for a variety of activities, one of which is eating, but she also enjoys cooking…
We cook together, so she’ll say, “I want to prepare this,” and I’ll come over and assist her.
Marriages of Bobby Flay
Chef Flay’s first marriage began when he was 26 years old when he married Debra Ponzek.
Ponzek and Flay met at a Meals-On-Wheels charity event and married less than a year later in 1991, sharing a passion for cooking. However, after only two years of marriage, their love came to an end, and the couple divorced in 1993.
Flay met Kate Connelly a year later and found the love of his life for the second time.
Connelly, a Food Network host, was a single mother with a 9-year-old boy. The couple married in Bolo in October 1995 and had a daughter named Sophie in 1996.
Flay’s second marriage, however, was short-lived as well; the pair separated and divorced in 1998.
Flay’s two unsuccessful marriages didn’t stop him from falling in love again when he started dating Stephanie March, the star of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
The two went on a blind date at New York’s Nobu restaurant. March told CNN that she remembers thinking to herself, “Oh my my, this is the rest of my life.”
Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case! The pair married in 2005, but after a decade of marriage, they divorced. March accused Flay of emotional neglect and adultery in the year leading up to their divorce. After their divorce, it took five months for them to reach an agreement.
Despite his string of failed marriages, the outdoorsy chef was eager for love when he began dating Yorke. But, like his previous relationships, this one came to an end as well.
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Is a Father Who Is Close To His Daughter, Flay, Sophie
Despite his inability to maintain romantic relationships, Flay is a different story when it comes to his daughter Sophie, whom he had with his second wife, Connelly.
Sophie, who was born on April 16, 1996, and her father are quite close. On their official Instagram profiles, the father-daughter combo frequently posts photos of each other.
Sophie works for ABC7 as a community journalist.
The Always Hungry Podcast is hosted by a father-daughter combination.
They let their hair down and talk about a variety of cooking-related topics on the podcast. The most recent of which focused on the duo’s thoughts on what constitutes a good cookbook.
Despite not being in a relationship, dating, or married as of 2021, the Chef appears to be doing OK thanks to his daughter’s love and support, as well as his enthusiasm for the culinary arts.