Chef Bobby Flay and his girlfriend Christina Perez made their first public appearance together at a horse racing.
The pair was spotted at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2021. Pizza Bianca, Flay’s horse, won the Juvenile Fillies Turf with a prize pool of $520,000. With Christina and his daughter, Sophie, he then gave a speech and took the cup.
In his acceptance speech, Bobby Flay stated that winning the Breeders’ Cup Race is a dream come true for him, and he is delighted to share it with his family. He also mentioned that everyone he cares about is on hand to support him and Pizza Bianca.
When Pizza Bianca crossed the finish line, Christina Perez was seen looking at her boyfriend while he was giving his speech, and they also hugged.
Christina Perez is a writer who chronicles her travels on Instagram and has visited places such as Italy, the Maldives, and Barbados.
Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, and InStyle have all featured the 40-year-work. old’s Miss Grass, a firm that distributes premium THC and CBD products, has promoted her to Senior Content and Creative Director.
During an appearance on The Today Show in October 2021, Bobby Flay teased his unidentified lover. He appeared on the show to promote his new chef and to offer a couple of recipes. He stated that he began experimenting with vegetarian cuisine because his partner is a vegetarian.
The hosts sought to get Flay to reveal the identity of his girlfriend. Flay then attempted to refocus their attention on the show but was unsuccessful because the hosts were anxious to uncover Flay’s secret.
Bobby Flay’s previous relationships
In May 1991, the prominent television personality married chef Debra Ponzek for the first time. Following their divorce in 1993, Flay married Kate Connelly in 1995. Sophie, Flay and Connelly’s daughter, was born to them.
Bobby Flay and Kate Connelly divorced in 1998, and in February 2005, Flay married actress Stephanie March. Their divorce was finalized in July 2015 after they apparently separated in March 2015. From 2016 to 2019, Bobby dated actress Helene Yorke.
He is also known as Robert William Flay and runs a number of restaurants in addition to being an executive chef. He was the former owner of Gato in New York, which closed in March 2021, and Flay Steak in Atlantic City, which closed in June 2021.
Bobby Flay married thrice
Flay has a tumultuous romantic past. The chef has been divorced three times, and one of his previous marriages was marred by a public scandal. Here’s a rundown of his previous wives:
In 1990, Flay met his first wife, Debra Ponzek, during a Meals-on-Wheels event. He was a 26-year-old chef at the time, working at the modest Manhattan eatery Miracle Grill, and she was a chef at the exclusive fine-dining establishment Montrachet. He proposed after only a few weeks of dating. On May 11, 1991, they married in front of 225 guests at the Rainbow Room in New York City.
Both chefs were nominated for the same James Beard Award in 1992, following Flay’s major splash as the chef of Mesa Grill (Rising Star Chef). Flay attempted to drop out of the race, but his plea was denied. Ponzek won the medal, while Flay grabbed the title the following year.
The marriage, however, ended in 1993. Ponzek now runs Aux Delices, a premium foods franchise and catering firm in Connecticut. She is currently married to Gregory Addonizio, her business partner, and they have three children.
Flay married Kate Connelly, his second wife, on October 1, 1995. Connelly was a co-host of Robin Leach Talking Food, which aired during the early days of the Food Network, and he was riding high on the success of Mesa Grill and Bolo, two of New York’s hottest restaurants at the time.
In April 1996, Connelly gave birth to Flay’s only child, Sophie. However, by 1998, People claimed that the couple had split up and shared custody of Sophie. The reason for their breakup was never revealed, and Connelly disappeared into obscurity.
Despite his unsuccessful relationships, Flay appears to take his parental responsibilities seriously. “I was a little nervous about being a dad at first, but now I think I’m doing very well,” he said. He told People in 1998 that he had “ten tea parties a day” with her, and they celebrated her 21st birthday in 2017 with macarons and creme brûlée at a posh café in London.
Sophie seemed to adore both of her parents. In this May 2020 Instagram post, she refers to Connelly as “the best mum out there.”
For Flay, the third time was not the charm. The chef married actress Stephanie March on February 20, 2005. She was most recognised at the time for her role as Alexandra Cabot, an assistant district attorney on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
The marriage lasted ten years (a Flay record), yet it also fizzled out spectacularly. TMZ revealed a few reasons for the couple’s split in April 2015. Flay’s decision to skip March last year when her appendix burst was one of them (the outlet reported that he offered to send an assistant in his place). In addition, the chef skipped the couple’s 10-year anniversary in order to attend a food and wine event in Florida.