There may be a familiar new woman in Bobby Flay’s life, and things are getting pretty steamy.
A witness spotted celebrity chef Flay getting cozy with TV star Chelsea Handler at the Blue Plate Oysterette in Santa Monica, California, last Wednesday.
And while the source did not observe any obvious hanky-panky, they did say the pair arrived in the same car and sat alone together at a corner table.
“It looked like a date,” the insider told Page Six.
Handler herself may have hinted at the romance during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which taped the same day as the reported date.
While she never named names, she told DeGeneres that she was going out on a first date with someone that very night, and that he was famous in “an extension of this business,” aka show business.
“A friend set us up,” Handler continued. “I’ve never met him, but I know of him… You’d know him.”
Oh, we’re pretty sure we do know him!
The timing is interesting for Flay. He is in the midst of a contentious divorce from former Law and Order: SVU actress Stephanie March, and was rumored to not only have had a fling with fellow celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis but also to be the mystery father of January Jones’ baby. Busy guy.
In the past, Handler has been linked to various entertainment types, including hotelier André Balazs, TV producer Dave Salmoni, comedian David Alan Grier, rapper 50 Cent, and NBC Broadcasting chairman Ted Harbert.