UPDATE: Giada’s rep has denied the dating rumors to E!, saying it’s “not true.”
Bobby Flay is allegedly moving on from his divorce — with Giada De Laurentiis!
According to a new report, the 50-year-old TV chef recently went out for a romantic dinner at Emilio’s Ballato in NYC with the Giada at Home star, 44.
“They were holding hands under their table and looked very cozy. They even carved their initials in a secret place on the wall,” a source said of the couple’s date.
Bobby and Giada in June 2012.
“They had a great time, together, ate pasta and fish and tipped well,” a staff member at Emilio’s Ballato added.
The news of Bobby and Giada’s budding relationship comes nearly seven weeks after the Food Network star filed for divorce from his third wife, actress Stephanie March, 40. Bobby — who is dad to an 18-year-old daughter, Sophie, with his second ex-wife, Kate Connelly — and Stephanie were married for 10 years before announcing their split in early April.
Bobby and Stephanie (left) in 2011 and Giada and Todd (right) in 2012. (Photo Credits: Getty Images)
Giada similarly went through a breakup last December with her husband of 11 years, Todd Thompson. The couple are parents to a seven-year-old daughter, Jade Marie.
According to Radar Online, the TV stars have been “spending a lot of time together.” “Even when work keeps them apart, they’re phoning and texting each other all the time!” a source told the news outlet.