Feb. 20 marked the 10th wedding anniversary of celeb chef Bobby Flay and his actress wife, Stephanie March — a special day that might have ended with a candlelit dinner and a little blue box from Tiffany’s.
Instead, the estranged couple — who are heading for divorce — were miles apart. Bobby had scheduled a promotional trip to Florida, and although he offered to cancel it, Stephanie told him not to.
Bobby at a celebrity cooking event in April 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Says a source, “Bobby saw the writing on the wall right there.” While Bobby didn’t file for divorce from Stephanie until April 10, their marriage had, sadly, been crumbling for nearly two years.
“Bobby wasn’t putting much care into the marriage — it was all about the next TV show, the next restaurant opening,” says the source. “It really wasn’t that hard to cut the cord. Bobby hadn’t been around that much anyway.”
Bobby and Stephanie in June 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Bobby’s top priority was his career, says a friend of the couple. “He is a workaholic and never at home. They spent most of their holidays apart last year. Stephanie spent Valentine’s Day with friends comforting her with flowers and candy.”
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