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Is Bobby Flay Married? A Look at His 3 Ex-Wives and Current Romance


Famous celebrity chef Bobby Flay has quite an interesting personal life in addition to his professional life. He may be known for his Hollywood life on Food Network TV shows like Boy Meets Grill, Beat Bobby Flay, Worst Cooks in America, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Iron Chef America, Brunch @ Bobby's, and other cooking shows, but his life away from the kitchen is pretty fascinating to learn about, too. This restaurateur's net worth is extremely high, and he often holds charity events, capitalizing on his fame as a Food Network star to drum up support on social media. But is Bobby Flay dating someone? Is he married? And where did his daughter Sophie Flay come from? Who is Bobby Flay's wife, if he has one?

Is Bobby Flay Married?

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 16: Bobby Flay attends the 25th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at Resorts World Las Vegas on October 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Bobby Flay is not currently married. He has, however, been married three times previously.

Flay has been linked to several celebrities in his love life, including actress Heléne Yorke, who he dated from 2016 through 2019, and other stars like January Jones and fellow chef Giada De Laurentiis. The rising star chef was even invited to an art show by Fran Drescher over a talk show.

Who Are His Ex-Wives?

His first wife was Debra Ponzek, who was also a chef. They enjoyed two years of marriage together after a quick engagement. They "got engaged over lunch at An American Place, a restaurant that was located in the Murray Hill neighborhood of New York City, after just a few weeks of meeting each other in 1990," Mashed reported.


They were both James Beard Foundation Award nominees, and he had opened up his flagship restaurant, Mesa Grill when they were married. Sadly, in 1993, they got divorced.

Flay's second wife was Kate Connelly, who he married in 1995. She was working as a cohost on the Food Network show Robin Leach Talking Food when they met. They share a daughter, Sophie Flay, and separated in 1998.

Bobby Flay and wife Stephanie March attends the invited dress rehearsal for A Steady Rain on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on September 9, 2009 in New York City.

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Finally, we come to the third Bobby Flay wife. He married actress Stephanie March in February 2005. She was starring on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) at the time, and they met on a blind date. They seemed happily married for ten years but separated in March 2015. Their divorce was finalized in July of that year, and he started dating Yorke the next year.

Christina Pérez and Bobby Flay's Romance

DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 05: Pizza Bianca owner chef Bobby Flay celebrates in the winners circle with Christina Perez after his horse won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar Race Track on November 05, 2021 in Del Mar, California.

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Confirmed by People magazine in November 2021, the Food Network star is currently dating new girlfriend Christina Pérez, senior content and creative director at Miss Grass, a company that sells premium THC and CBD products. Before that, Pérez was an Editor and writer at Glamour, Vogue, and Lucky. Her work can also be found in Departures Mag, Nonstop, Condé Nast Traveler, GQ and Harper's Bazaar.


The couple was most recently spotted at the 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championship at Del Mar Racetrack where Flay's horse Pizza Bianca finished first.

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