Celebrity chef Bobby Flay filed for divorce from wife Stephanie March earlier this month, and safe to say it didn't go over well. The drama is just beginning.
Flay not only canceled March's credit cards, he currently stands accused of having an affair with his former assistant Elyse Tirrell ... for three years!
According to reports, Tirrell was a budding young singer/actress who became Flay’s assistant after working as a hostess in his Bar Americain in 2008.
March's friend Maia Madison first claimed the affair took place and said the actress “sobbed” to her: “I can’t believe the last ten years of my life have been a lie.”
“Elyse had always seemed so nervous when Stephanie came to one of the restaurants."
"Stephanie, not knowing what was happening, went out of her way to compliment her and try to make her more comfortable,” Madison went on, lamenting:
“Elyse had even been to Stephanie’s home when she was there ... and when she wasn’t. Now this girl is about to become the Monica Lewinsky of the food world.”
Flay’s business partner, Laurence Kretchmer, begs to differ to say the very least.
“As ugly as Stephanie is going to look [when this news comes out], she will look uglier when other things come out,” he told the N.Y. Post's Page Six.
Sounds like this is going to get worse before it gets better. Probably a lot worse.
Flay's rep responded as such: "We will continue to refrain from responding to the continued efforts by certain parties to spread rumors and innuendo."
This specific allegation, his camp says, "was written [by her lawyer] then leaked specifically to try to insert this story into the press, and that’s unfortunate."
Even sadder is March's alleged angle to amend their "prenuptial agreement that was agreed to over a decade ago and never amended during the marriage.”
Consider that salvo received and responded to. Your move, Stephanie.