Bobby Flay is a world-renowned American celebrity chef. You may know him from one of his television series (such as ‘Throwdown! With Bobby Flay’, ‘Iron Chef,’ or ‘Beat Bobby Flay’), or even one of his many guest appearances on other cooking shows.
Born Robert William Flay on December 10, 1964, in New York, this chef has had an incredible career. Beyond the kitchen, he happens to be a big horse racing enthusiast and also owns a few champion horses.
With his incredible cooking skills and love for horses, not to mention having a great face for TV, it’s no wonder that Bobby Flay’s dating life is of such interest to so many people.
If that wasn’t enough, this celebrity chef is also known for having been down the aisle a few times and remains quite the romantic to this day!
In this article, we’ll look at Bobby Flay’s past wives, girlfriends, and even current love interests. So, who is Bobby Flay’s new girlfriend, you ask? How many times has he been married? Keep reading, and you’ll soon be well up to speed.
Who did Bobby Flay marry?
As mentioned, Bobby Flay’s been down the aisle more than once. In fact, the chef has been married three times, the first time being in 1991 to another chef, Debra Ponzek.
Winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Rising Star Chef in 1992, Ponzek presented the same award to her then-husband, Bobby Flay, the following year.
Sadly, the union wasn’t to last. The two were married for around two years but divorced in 1993.
In 1995, Bobby Flay married his second wife, Kate Connelly. The two were together for three years and separated in 1998. They later got divorced, and share a daughter, Sophie.
It would be a few more years until Flay would find another love. In 2005, he married his third (and so far final) wife, Stephanie March. You may know this Texas-born actress from her work on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. They were together for around ten years before divorcing in 2015.
Following his last divorce in 2015, Flay doesn’t seem to have gotten down on bended knee again; however, that hasn’t stopped him from having a varied dating life! Up next, we’ll introduce the latest to steal this celebrity chef’s heart.
Who has Bobby Flay dated since his marriages?
It’s been reported that from around 2017 (shortly after she appeared as a guest judge on the show ‘Beat Bobby Flay’), Broadway and television actress Heléne Yorke had become an item with the chef. Some rumors also suggest that the two started dating before 2017, yet all we know is that the two went public that year – we’ve done the research!
Unfortunately, it wasn’t to last. After dating for three years, Heléne Yorke and Bobby Flay called it quits. The actress actually got married in Brooklyn, NY, in September 2021 – perhaps Flay’s ‘one that got away.’
Bobby Flay girlfriend: Who is Heléne Yorke?
Canadian actress Heléne Yorke was indeed celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s girlfriend for three years, but she is certainly better known for her career outright.
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Yorke is an actress, singer, and dancer, making her one heck of a triple threat! She started dancing as early as three years old when she began ballet lessons. She then started acting classes in middle school. Her education finally reached its apex when she graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
While it’s a bit unclear how she finds the time :P, Heléne has worked on Broadway on multiple occasions (in productions such as ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ and ‘Wicked’).
Following her tour de force on Broadway, Yorke also worked as an actress on the television series ‘Masters of Sex,’ ‘The Good Fight,’ ‘The Other Two,’ and much more! Oddly enough, she’s also appeared in an episode of ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ where Flay’s ex-wife Stephanie March was a cast regular.
As you can imagine, Yorke has an even more promising career on the horizon, both on TV and on Broadway – she’s certainly one to watch.
Bobby Flay latest girlfriend: Is there anyone else on the scene?
Now, the main question on any Bobby Flay fan’s mind is: Does he have a girlfriend now?
Well, certain fans will be pleased to know that the superstar chef remains single at the time of writing. He appears to have been flying solo since his separation from Heléne Yorke.
Although there is likely no shortage of women wanting to go on a date with Bobby Flay, it would appear that the culinary maestro is taking time for himself, his daughter Sophie, and his career.
The chef continues to present ‘Beat Bobby Flay’ in the meantime – and should he decide to retire from bachelorhood once more, we will be here to let you know!