The speculation that De Laurentiis and Flay are more than just friends was reignited last week during the Food Network Star finale.
But it wasn’t the food that got people talking, or even flirtatious displays between the two. Rather, fans were quick to point out that De Laurentiis was showing off an inappropriate amount of cleavage for a show that’s supposed to be about the sexiness of prepared dishes rather than the hosts.
— Annie Reid Mills (@AnnieReidMills) August 17, 2015
.@GDeLaurentiis Please stop teaching my daughters who watch Foodnetwork that a talented woman has to show cleavage to get attention!
— CQ (@ConspiracyQuean) July 27, 2015
— Julie Bane (@TheBaniac) May 25, 2015
@GDeLaurentiis y do u insist on wearing blouses that show cleavage??? U do it consistently on every show? Isn't this about FOOD? Puzzled..
— 2sonnygirlie1 (@Pam101336) February 10, 2014
The cleavage did nothing to help De Laurentiis’ sexy reputation as the woman who seduced Flay while he was still married.
And though both Food Network stars are now divorced, and more than able to date each other if they wanted to as two single adults, both are insisting that they’re just friends.
“People are going to write what people are going to write,” De Laurentiis said, according to previous reports from Movie News Guide.
Of course, she’s right. The only evidence people really have is that the two stars got divorced around the same time and Flay’s ex, Stephanie March, alleged that he was having affairs. Though De Laurentiis may have been a suspect, her involvement was never confirmed.